Scholarship

The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Foundation Inc. presents the Bob Eddy Scholarship Program To Foster Journalism Careers

The 2017 Scholarship Call for Entries is now open! Deadline to apply is April 12, 2017. 

Award amounts: $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $1,000 and $500*

To apply for a scholarship, students must start their junior, senior year in the fall 2017 and be enrolled at an accredited university in Connecticut or be a Connecticut resident enrolled in an accredited university in any state or country. Winner’s checks will be made out to student’s account, care of their school or bursar’s office.

To apply for a scholarship, you will need to complete the following:

  • Online application form
  • PDFs or other files of your work
  • A 500-word essay telling us about a current event that captured your interest. How did you stay informed of the event? Why were you so interested in it? How did it affect you? How could it have been told or presented differently to get people more interested?
  • Please mail sealed, registrar-signed official transcripts to:

Leslie Hutchison
CTSPJ
P.O. Box 5071
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Click here to complete the online application form and submit materials.

* This year’s $500 award will be a memorial scholarship in honor of former CTSPJ Scholarship Chair Debra Estock.


The Bob Eddy Scholarship fund is managed by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

To donate to the fund, please click here to visit the donation page through the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Past Connecticut SPJ Scholarship Recipients 1981-2016

2016

$2,500: Sophie Jane Ota, George Washington University

$1,500: Amanda D. Morris, New York University

$1,000: Sandra Gomez-Aceves, Southern CT State University

$1,000: John V. Napolitano, Hofstra University

2015

$2,500: Gabriel Rosenberg, Wesleyan University

$1,500: Isaac Stein, University of Chicago

$1,000: Samantha Tomaszewski, Lehigh University

$1,000: Monique Atkinson, Boston University

2014

$2,500: Nicole Jacques, Boston University

$1,500: Sara Kozlowski, Quinnipiac University

$1,000: Rebecca Castagna, Quinnipiac University

$500: Xavier Lassiter, Southern Connecticut State University

$500: Courtney Silva, Southern Connecticut State University

2013:  

 $2,500: Brianna Gurciullo, George Washington Univeristy

 $1,500: Kristin Stoller, Penn State University

 $1,000: Shaquille Brewster, Howard University

 $600: Loan Le, Fairfield University

 $500: Christopher Langlois, Hofstra University

 $500: Sarah Ferris, George Washington University

2012:  

 $2,500: Daniel Peterson, Boston University

 $1,500: Matthew Jones, Virginia Tech

 $1,000: Janet Edbrooke, University of Southern California

 $500 & Brigitte Greenberg Award: Christopher Langlois, Hofstra University

 $500: Bryan Morales, Central Connecticut State University

2011:  

 $2,500: Amy Schellenbaum, University of Connecticut

 $1,500: Katelin Chow, University of Washington

 $1,000: Chardonee Wright, Southern Connecticut State University

 $500: Scott Backer, George Washington University

 $500: Ryan Morgan, Southern Connecticut State University

2010:   

 $2,000: Katelin Chow, University of Washington

 $1,000: Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, Yale University

 $250:  Kaitlin O’Brien,  Southern Connecticut State University

  $250:  Jaclyn Reiss, Boston University

2009:   

 $2,000: Elizabeth Bewley, Yale University

 $1,500: Jennifer Altavilla, New York University

 $1,000: Sara Peck, Northwestern University

 $250: Daniel Hollis, Lyndon State College

 $250: Allison Townsend, Southern Connecticut State University

Download the list of all previous winners, from 1981-2011

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