SPJ/LA Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Four exceptional journalism students have each been awarded a scholarship of $1,000 from the Greater Los Angeles Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The scholarships are based on the applicant’s potential to succeed in a news media career.

And the winners are…

Ethan Lauren, 22, of Santa Monica College who will be transferring to California State University, Long Beach in the fall, was awarded the Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship. He will be majoring in journalism and is interested in a career involving writing and photojournalism.

Lauren was awarded “Most Prolific Journalist” for the Spring 2018 semester at SMC and has worked as a writer/photographer for The Corsair student newspaper since August 2017. He was selected as the President’s Ambassador for the 2017-2018 academic year and serves as the college’s student representative, photographing official events for the college and assisting with public relations and student service programs. Since August 2017, he has worked as a freelance writer/photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Press as a published journalist of work relevant to the Santa Monica community.

“Writing and photographing go together for me. Wherever I go, I bring my camera and a notebook. I’ve captured smiles and tears that will now exist forever,” Lauren stated in his application. “The feeling is incredible because it’s real and will never happen again.”

Jason Rochlin, 21, of California State University, Fullerton, whose interests are journalism and editing, was awarded the Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship. Majoring in communications journalism and minoring in psychology, Rochlin’s goal is to work for a local newspaper.

Although Rochlin lives in Redondo Beach while attending CSUF, he was still motivated to do a reporting internship at the non-profit Gladeo League in Santa Monica, far from his home and school. His other work experience includes news editor at CSUF’s Daily Titan since 2016 and CSUF’s Inaugural Editor for California Connection since 2017. Rochlin’s awards, which cover an entire page, include SPJ Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award for Breaking News Reporting and an Excellence in Newswriting Award received at the Journalism Education Association’s National Write-Off Competition in April 2014.

“Two of the biggest problems facing journalism as an industry today is the dwindling print-centric market and an increasing lack of trust in the media brought about by figures like the president,” Rochlin wrote in his application. “I’d like to be able to address both issues through my work as a journalist, both at a local and national level.”

Imani Stephens, 21, of Arizona State University, whose interest is multimedia journalism, was awarded the Ken Inouye Memorial Scinouholarship. Majoring in journalism and mass communication, with a minor in justice studies, her goal is to work as an investigative reporter and attend law school.

Stephens’ achievements and vast experience in journalism include working as a CBS News investigative intern this summer in New York City, a reporter and weather anchor for Cronkite News from January to May 2018, Columbia Journalism School Investigative Reporters & Editors Fellowship recipient last summer and program coordinator for KAET 8 / Arizona PBS in Phoenix from January to May 2017.

“Developing skills as a journalist and growing up in the inner-city of Los Angeles, I became concerned about the problems affecting residents,” Stephens wrote in her application. “From city officials misappropriating funds to businesses committing fraud, I cultivated a desire to bring awareness as a journalist.”

Natalia Vivino, 21, of California State University, Northridge, whose interest is broadcast journalism, was awarded the Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship. Majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in gender and women’s studies, Vivino is exploring how she can merge her budding journalism skills into the performing arts field.

Vivino anchored the CSUN television station twice a week at the same time she created and produced two television news packages,“The Miracle Project” and “Transgender Representation” even before she was part of the class that produces the show. While working on the second piece, she was in rehearsal for a musical in which she played the lead role. Nevertheless, both television packages met their deadline and were selected to air on CSUN’s Valley View News.

“If I could say one thing my experience studying broadcast journalism has taught me,” Vivino stated in her application, “it’s that I have the power to achieve my goals through hard work, determination and an unwavering love for what I do.”

Below is the brief history of the four scholarships:

Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship–This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors or college students who demonstrate a strong intent to pursue a career in journalism. Farr, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, sat in county jail for 46 days for refusing to tell a judge which lawyers had violated a gag order during the Charles Manson murder trial. ($500-$1,000)

Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship–This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing investigative or political reporting. Greenberg was a political reporter at the Los Angeles Times, famed for being singled out by President Richard Nixon as the only reporter who covered him “fairly.” ($1,000)

Ken Inouye Memorial Scholarship–This scholarship is awarded to a college journalist of color and is aimed at increasing ethnic diversity in newsrooms. Inouye was a 22-year-old cameraman for the International News Service and was covering the Korean War when he was killed aboard an Army aircraft. ($500-$1,000)

Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship–This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing broadcast journalism. Johnson was a producer of “Channel 4 News Conference” and an associate producer of “Meet the Press.” ($500-$1,000)

Financial need is considered if all other qualifications of competing applicants are equal.

SPJ/LA’s 2018 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Application Deadline is June 15

“You fell in love with journalism. You dreamt about it. You decided to follow that dream.”—Tom Huang, Sunday & Enterprise Editor, Dallas Morning News

The Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles will award scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in journalism.

Students from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties who have completed at least their freshman year of college, as well as graduate students from those same counties, are eligible to apply for all scholarships.

High School seniors from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties are eligible to apply for the Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship.

The awards will be announced on July 10th, 2018.

The financial awards range up to $1,000 for each of the following scholarships:

•Ken Inouye Memorial Scholarship– This scholarship is awarded to a college journalist of color and is aimed at increasing ethnic diversity in newsrooms. Ken Inouye was a 22-year-old cameraman for the International News Service, covering the Korean War when he was killed aboard an Army aircraft. ($500-$1,000)

•Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship– This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing broadcast journalism. This award honors the late Helen Johnson, a producer of “Channel 4 News Conference” and an associate producer of “Meet the Press.” ($500-$1,000).

•Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship– This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing investigative or political reporting. Carl Greenberg was a political reporter at the Los Angeles Times, famed for being singled out by Richard Nixon as the only reporter who covered him “fairly.” ($1,000).

•Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship– This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors or college students who demonstrate a strong intent to pursue a career in journalism. The award honors the late Bill Farr, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times who sat in county jail for 46 days for refusing to tell a judge which lawyers had violated a gag order during the Charles Manson murder trial. ($500-$1,000).

On the recommendation of the judges, these awards may be divided among two or more equally promising applicants. Scholarship funding is renewable, but renewal is not automatic. Previous winners who continue to meet eligibility requirements may apply to renew their awards. Renewal requests are considered along with all other scholarship applications and given no preference.

Primarily, awards are based on applicants’ potential to succeed in news media careers. However, financial need is considered if all other qualifications of competing applicants are equal.

Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship by checking all of the appropriate boxes on the form, but no more than one scholarship will be awarded to any applicant. Multiple applications will be discarded.

In addition, applicants must:

1. Provide proof of enrollment or acceptance in a journalism program at a two-year or four-year college or university.

•If your college does not have a journalism program, or if you are not enrolled in a journalism program, you must supply a letter from an adviser to your student media program, student-run campus news outlet or an SPJ member in good standing in your geographic area, verifying that you intend to pursue a career as a professional journalist and that you show strong potential as a journalist.
•Students completing pre-journalism programs must provide proof they have been admitted to a journalism program.
•Students must have completed at least their freshman year in college, and have at least one semester to complete in a journalism program after the award of the scholarship.
•Graduate students in journalism programs are eligible. However, students in fields, such as advertising, public relations or law, are not eligible.

2. Reside in or be enrolled at a high school, university or college in Los Angeles, Orange or Ventura counties. Or, if you are enrolled in college in another state, have graduated high school in Los Angeles, Orange or Ventura counties.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
COVER SHEET (see below)
Attach to the front of your application, which should contain a resume, journalism work samples, and an essay. Be sure your name is on all elements of your submission.

STANDARD RESUME
This document should contain a record of your school and/or professional journalism experience, including positions held, (reporter, city editor, etc.), dates you began and ended work for each position and a brief description of your duties (e.g., “feature editor, assigned and edited six to 10 features a week for a staff of four writers”), and a list of references with contact information.

You may include additional information, including journalism honors and awards, scholarships or achievements in any field (art or athletics, for example).

JOURNALISM WORK SAMPLES
Students may submit their work in traditional formats, such as clips, tearsheets and prints, or via optical storage devices, such as CD or DVD. Send a self-addressed return envelope with sufficient postage if you want these items returned. Do not send irreplaceable original material.

Print: Submit three samples of your best work. Photocopies are acceptable.
Online and multimedia: Web page URLS are acceptable, but hard copy printouts of homepages would be helpful.

Broadcast: Submit up to three short video and/or audio samples. Microcassettes acceptable.

•Photojournalism: Five or six samples are sufficient, but if you need to send more to show the breadth of your experience, you may do so.

Be sure that your submissions are clearly and accurately identified, with your name and other pertinent information, such as your university, college or high school. You may describe any special circumstances under which the work was done – such as unusually tight deadlines or particularly adverse conditions.

ESSAY
Write no more than 500 words describing your career goals: What specific kind of work do you hope to do in journalism when you graduate and later in your career? What are your expectations as a future practitioner? How will you accomplish your goals? (If you wish for financial need to be considered, include documentation in this statement.)

APPLICATION COVER SHEET
Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Los Angeles Chapter – 2017 Scholarships

NAME ________________________________________________________
MAILING ADDRESS______________________________________________
CITY________________________________
STATE_______ ZIP__________
TELEPHONE ____________
E-MAIL ADDRESS_________________________
TWITTER HANDLE­­___________________

Check each of the scholarships for which you are applying:

o Ken Inouye Scholarship – Ethnic diversity scholarship ($500 – $1,000).

o Helen Johnson Scholarship – Broadcast journalism ($500 – $1,000).

o Carl Greenberg Scholarship – Investigative or political reporting ($1,000).

o Bill Farr Scholarship – Journalism majors or future journalists ($500 – $1,000).

ACADEMIC INFORMATION
University, college (or high school if applying for Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship): ____________________________________________
Major: ___________________________
Minor: ________________________
Grade Point Average (GPA): ___________
Journalism GPA: ______________
Degree sought: BA_______ MA_______ Ph.D. ______
Anticipated date of graduation: ___________________
Date of birth: _________________________________
High school from which you graduated: ______________________________
City and state of your high school: __________________________________
Applications may be submitted either by regular mail or electronically, using universally readable e-mail attachments. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline is midnight, June 15, at midnight.
Applications by e-mail to spjscholarships2018@gmail.com

SPJ/LA’s 2017 Scholarship Awards Application Deadline: Friday, June 9, 2017

“You fell in love with journalism. You dreamt about it. You decided to follow that dream.”—Tom Huang, Sunday & Enterprise Editor, Dallas Morning News
 
The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will be awarding scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in journalism.
 
Students from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties who have completed at least their freshman year of college, as well as graduate students from those same counties, are eligible to apply for all scholarships.
 
High school seniors from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties are eligible to apply for the Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship.
 
The awards will be announced July 11, 2017.
 
The financial awards range up to $1,000 for each of the following scholarships:
 

  • Ken Inouye Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a college journalist of color and is aimed at increasing ethnic diversity in newsrooms. Ken Inouye was a 22-year-old cameraman for the International News Service, covering the Korean War, when he was killed aboard an Army aircraft. ($500 – $1,000)
  • Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing broadcast journalism. This award honors the late Helen Johnson, a producer of “Channel 4 News Conference” and an associate producer of “Meet the Press.” ($500 – $1,000).
  • Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing investigative or political reporting. Carl Greenberg was a political reporter at the Los Angeles Times, famed for being singled out by Richard Nixon as the only reporter who covered him “fairly.” ($1,000).
  • Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors or college students who demonstrate a strong intent to pursue a career in journalism. The award honors the late Bill Farr, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times who sat in county jail for 46 days for refusing to tell a judge which lawyers had violated a gag order during the Charles Manson murder trial. ($500 – $1,000).

 
On recommendation of the judges, these awards may be divided among two or more equally promising applicants. Scholarship funding is renewable, but renewal is not automatic. Previous winners who continue to meet eligibility requirements may apply to renew their awards. Renewal requests are considered along with all other scholarship applications and given no preference.
 
Primarily, awards are based on applicants’ potential to succeed in news media careers. However, financial need is considered if all other qualifications of competing applicants are equal.
 
Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship by checking all of the appropriate boxes on the form, but no more than one scholarship will be awarded to any applicant. Multiple applications will be discarded.
 
In addition, applicants must:
 
– Provide proof of enrollment or acceptance in a journalism program at a two-year or four-year college or university.
 

  • If your college does not have a journalism program, or if you are not enrolled in a journalism program, you must supply a letter from an adviser to your student media program, student-run campus news outlet or an SPJ member in good standing in your geographic area, verifying that you intend to pursue a career as a professional journalist and that you show strong potential as a journalist.
  • Students completing pre-journalism programs must provide proof they have been admitted to a journalism program.
  • Students must have completed at least their freshman year in college, and have at least one semester to complete in a journalism program after the award of the scholarship.
  • Graduate students in journalism programs are eligible. However, students in fields, such as advertising, public relations or law, are not eligible.

 
– Reside in or be enrolled at a high school, university or college in Los Angeles, Orange or Ventura counties. Or, if you are enrolled in college in another state, have graduated high school in Los Angeles, Orange or Ventura counties.
 
To find out more about the Society of Professional Journalists Greater Los Angeles Chapter, please visit https://spjla.org/
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
COVER SHEET (see below)
Attach to the front of your application, which should contain resume, journalism work samples, and an essay. Be sure your name is on all elements of your submission.
 
STANDARD RESUME
This document should contain a record of your school and/or professional journalism experience, including positions held, (reporter, city editor, etc.), dates you began and ended work for each position and a brief description of your duties (e.g., “feature editor, assigned and edited six to 10 features a week for a staff of four writers”), and a list of references with contact information.
 

  • You may include additional information, including journalism honors and awards, scholarships or achievements in any field (art or athletics, for example).

 
JOURNALISM WORK SAMPLES
Students may submit their work in traditional formats, such as clips, tearsheets and prints, or via optical storage devices, such as CD or DVD. Send a self-addressed return envelope with sufficient postage if you want these items returned. Do not send irreplaceable original material.
 

  • Print: Submit three samples of your best work. Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Online and multimedia: Web page URLS are acceptable, but hard copy printouts of homepages would be helpful.
  • Broadcast: Submit up to three short video and/or audio samples. Microcassettes acceptable.
  • Photojournalism: Five or six samples are sufficient, but if you need to send more to show the breadth of your experience, you may do so.

 
Be sure that your submissions are clearly and accurately identified, with your name and other pertinent information, such as your university, college or high school. You may describe any special circumstances under which the work was done – such as unusually tight deadlines or particularly adverse conditions.
 
 
ESSAY
Write no more than 500 words describing your career goals: What specific kind of work do you hope to do in journalism when you graduate and later in your career? What are your expectations as a future practitioner? How will you accomplish your goals? (If you wish for financial need to be considered, include documentation in this statement.)
 

APPLICATION COVER SHEET
Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Los Angeles Chapter – 2017 Scholarships
 
NAME ________________________________________________________
MAILING ADDRESS______________________________________________
CITY________________________________
STATE_______ ZIP__________
TELEPHONE ____________
E-MAIL ADDRESS_________________________
TWITTER HANDLE­­___________________
 
Check each of the scholarships for which you are applying:
 
o Ken Inouye Scholarship – Ethnic diversity scholarship ($500 – $1,000).
 
o Helen Johnson Scholarship –  Broadcast journalism ($500 – $1,000).
 
Carl Greenberg Scholarship – Investigative or political reporting ($1,000).
 
Bill Farr Scholarship – Journalism majors or future journalists ($500 – $1,000).
 


 
ACADEMIC INFORMATION
University, college (or high school if applying for Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship): ____________________________________________
Major: ___________________________
Minor: ________________________
Grade Point Average (GPA):  ___________
Journalism GPA: ______________
Degree sought: BA_______ MA_______ Ph.D. ______
Anticipated date of graduation: ___________________
Date of birth: _________________________________
High school from which you graduated: ______________________________
City and state of your high school: __________________________________
Applications may be submitted either by regular mail or electronically, using universally readable e-mail attachments. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
Deadline is midnight, June 9, 2017
Applications by e-mail to Tammy Audi                                              
auditammy@gmail.com
NOTE: Please write “SPJ Scholarship 2017 Application” in the subject line!

SPJ/LA’s 2016 Scholarship Awards Application Deadline: July 8, 2016

 

2016 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Application deadline: Friday July 8, 2016

“You fell in love with journalism. You dreamt about it. You decided to follow that dream.”—Tom Huang, Sunday & Enterprise Editor, Dallas Morning News

The Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles will award scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in journalism.

Students from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties who have completed at least their freshman year of college, as well as graduate students from those same counties, are eligible to apply for all scholarships.

High School seniors from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties are eligible to apply for the Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship.

The awards will be announced Aug 5, 2016.

The financial awards range up to $1,000 for each of the following scholarships:

  • Ken Inouye Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a college journalist of color and is aimed at increasing ethnic diversity in newsrooms. Ken Inouye was a 22-year-old cameraman for the International News Service, covering the Korean War, when he was killed aboard an Army aircraft. ($500-$1,000)
  • Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing broadcast journalism. This award honors the late Helen Johnson, a producer of “Channel 4 News Conference” and an associate producer of “Meet the Press.” ($500-$1,000).
  • Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing investigative or political reporting. Carl Greenberg was a political reporter at the Los Angeles Times, famed for being singled out by Richard Nixon as the only reporter who covered him “fairly.” ($1,000).
  • Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors or college students who demonstrate a strong intent to pursue a career in journalism. The award honors the late Bill Farr, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times who sat in county jail for 46 days for refusing to tell a judge which lawyers had violated a gag order during the Charles Manson murder trial. ($500-$1,000).

On recommendation of the judges, these awards may be divided among two or more equally promising applicants. Scholarship funding is renewable, but renewal is not automatic. Previous winners who continue to meet eligibility requirements may apply to renew their awards. Renewal requests are considered along with all other scholarship applications and given no preference.

Primarily, awards are based on applicants’ potential to succeed in news media careers. However, financial need is considered if all other qualifications of competing applicants are equal.

Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship by checking all of the appropriate boxes on the form, but no more than one scholarship will be awarded to any applicant. Multiple applications will be discarded.

In addition, applicants must:

– Provide proof of enrollment or acceptance in a journalism program at a two-year or four-year college or university.

  • If your college does not have a journalism program, or if you are not enrolled in a journalism program, you must supply a letter from an adviser to your student media program, student-run campus news outlet or an SPJ member in good standing in your geographic area, verifying that you intend to pursue a career as a professional journalist and that you show strong potential as a journalist.
  • Students completing pre-journalism programs must provide proof they have been admitted to a journalism program.
  • Students must have completed at least their freshman year in college, and have at least one semester to complete in a journalism program after the award of the scholarship.
  • Graduate students in journalism programs are eligible. However, students in fields, such as advertising, public relations or law, are not eligible.

– Reside in or be enrolled at a high school, university or college in Los Angeles, Orange or Ventura counties. Or, if you are enrolled in college in another state, have graduated high school in Los Angeles, Orange or Ventura counties.

To find out more about the Society of Professional Journalists Greater Los Angeles Chapter, please visit https://spjla.org/

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

COVER SHEET (see below)

Attach to the front of your application, which should contain resume, journalism work samples, and an essay. Be sure your name is on all elements of your submission.

STANDARD RESUME

This document should contain a record of your school and/or professional journalism experience, including positions held, (reporter, city editor, etc.), dates you began and ended work for each position and a brief description of your duties (e.g., “feature editor, assigned and edited six to 10 features a week for a staff of four writers”), and a list of references with contact information.

  • You may include additional information, including journalism honors and awards, scholarships or achievements in any field (art or athletics, for example).

JOURNALISM WORK SAMPLES

Students may submit their work in traditional formats, such as clips, tearsheets and prints, or via optical storage devices, such as CD or DVD. Send a self-addressed return envelope with sufficient postage if you want these items returned. Do not send irreplaceable original material.

  • Print: Submit three samples of your best work. Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Online and multimedia: Web page URLS are acceptable, but hard copy printouts of homepages would be helpful.
  • Broadcast: Submit up to three short video and/or audio samples. Microcassettes acceptable.
  • Photojournalism: Five or six samples are sufficient, but if you need to send more to show the breadth of your experience, you may do so.

Be sure that your submissions are clearly and accurately identified, with your name and other pertinent information, such as your university, college or high school. You may describe any special circumstances under which the work was done – such as unusually tight deadlines or particularly adverse conditions.

ESSAY

Write no more than 500 words describing your career goals: What specific kind of work do you hope to do in journalism when you graduate and later in your career? What are your expectations as a future practitioner? How will you accomplish your goals? (If you wish for financial need to be considered, include documentation in this statement.)

APPLICATION COVER SHEET

Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Los Angeles Chapter 2016 scholarships

NAME ________________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS______________________________________________

CITY________________________________STATE_______ ZIP__________

TELEPHONE ____________ E-MAIL ADDRESS_________________________

TWITTER HANDLE­­___________________

 

Check each of the scholarships for which you are applying:

c Ken Inouye Scholarship – ethnic diversity scholarship ($500-$1,000).

c Helen Johnson Scholarship – broadcast journalism ($500-$1,000).

c Carl Greenberg Scholarship – investigative or political reporting ($1,000).

c Bill Farr Scholarship – journalism majors or future journalists ($500-$1,000).

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

University, college (or high school if applying for Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship) ____________________________________________

Major ___________________________Minor ________________________

Grade Point Average (GPA) ___________Journalism GPA ______________

Degree sought: BA_______ MA_______ Ph.D. ______

Anticipated date of graduation ___________________

Date of birth _________________________________

High school from which you graduated ______________________________

City and state of your high school __________________________________

Applications may be submitted either by regular mail or electronically, using universally readable e-mail attachments. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 Deadline is midnight, July 8, 2016

Applications by e-mail to Tammy Audi: auditammy@gmail.com

 

SPJ/LA Announces Scholarship Winners

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to support the next generation of journalists through scholarships awarded to five students from Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties pursuing journalism in many forms.

The 2015 scholarship winners are:

**Ken Inouye Scholarship: $1,000 awarded to a journalist of color and aimed at increasing ethnic diversity in newsrooms.

Kevin Tsukii, a journalism student at University of Southern California, designed his own curriculum blending animation and digital publishing. Tsukii combines his digital and visual chops with old-fashioned reporting skills that led him to a story about transgender murders. He’s the founder and former editor of USC’s culinary publication, Spoon USC. In his spare time, he’s a Spanish translator and a web developer at the Immigration Clinic at USC. He graduates in 2016.

** Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 awarded to a student, pursuing broadcast and multimedia journalism.

Naomi Ogaldez is a Dean’s List regular, award-winning speaker and prolific writer and producer who has interned at CNN and Telemundo52. She will graduate in May from California State University, Northridge, with a B.A. in journalism, and then head right back for a Masters of Science in health administration. Ogaldez plans to pursue health reporting, with a focus on minority communities.

** Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 awarded to a student pursuing investigative or political reporting.

Katie Shepherd is a University of California, Los Angeles graduate who earned and learned her award-winning journalism skills at the Daily Bruin, and during a summer internship that produced 40 clips — including 16 front-page stories. Shepherd’s work has already taken her to the Philippines to cover the aftermath of a deadly typhoon. Soon, journalism will take her to New York City, where she’s been accepted to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

** Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship: This year, SPJ/LA has decided to award two $1,000 Farr scholarships to two students who demonstrate a strong intent to pursue a

Jordyn Holman is a USC student pursuing print and digital journalism on a quest to combine the ways of old-school print for the social media generation. So far, journalism has taken her from the streets of South L.A. to the streets of London. While in England, Holman wrote about how that country marks Black History Month. Back in L.A., she profiled Rev. Cecil Murray.

Bianca Gonzalez is a senior at Santa Monica High School, where her love of journalism appears in The Samohi, her high school newspaper. Gonzalez is a photo editor, and also shoots major events and writes. Using letters and photos, she recreated the love story of two Santa Monica High students-who met in 1926. Bianca intends to study broadcast journalism and political science in college, and aims to pursue a career in political broadcast.