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

To qualify for a scholarship, students must start their junior or senior year in Fall 2016 and be enrolled at an accredited university in Connecticut, or be a Connecticut resident enrolled in an accredited university in any state or country.

Applications for the 2016 scholarship are now open.
Please submit your application via online form before April 8, 2016. 



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.

The following students received scholarships in 2015:

Gabriel Rosenberg (Bob Eddy Award — $2,500) is a junior at Wesleyan University, where he is editor-in-chief of The Wesleyan Argus, contributing editor of the campus blog Wesleying, project production assistant at Wesleyan’s Department of Communications. He will be interning this summer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reporting and writing for the Features desk, and is a recipient of the 2015 Lynch Family Endowed Internship Grant from Wesleyan University. Next year, he plans to complete a senior thesis in American Studies.

Isaac Stein (Bob Eddy Award – $1,500) is a junior at the University of Chicago, where he writes news for both the Chicago Maroon and the South Side Weekly. Last summer he worked to establish a student newspaper at a public high school in Bridgeport and aspires combine his career interests by becoming an education reporter. He cites Charlie LeDuff as one of his main inspirations.

Samantha Tomaszewski (Richard Peck Award – $1,000) is from Redding, Conn. and a sophomore at Lehigh University who is double-majoring in journalism and political science. She has served as a reporter and editor at Lehigh’s student newspaper, where she currently is associate news editor. She also is also a head resident assistant, a class officer, a tour guide and a sorority member. This summer she will be interning at The Hour in Norwalk.

Monique Atkinson (James Clark/Pat Child Award – $1,000) is from East Hartford and attends Boston University. There she has been a campus ambassador, a DJ Intern for the campus radio station, a member of the BU Society of Professional Journalists, and a member of the Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity. This spring she interned at the Dorchester Reporter. Her love of journalism began in high school when she was a student correspondent for her local newspaper.


Past Connecticut SPJ Scholarship Recipients 1981-2014


$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


 $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


 $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


 $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


 $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


 $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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