Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The KNIGHT Scholarship opportunity

Recently I got an email from Holly Alonis about a great opportunity for students on the League website. If you have never been to this site, I think it is pretty great. Here is her message:

“The KNIGHT scholarship is a national scholarship competition where 3 students will receive $5,000 each for their writings or reflections on civic experiences in one of three categories: Persuasive Essay (building awareness and inviting action for change in your school, community or the world), Personal Narrative (experiences with service and volunteerism), or News Story (creating newspaper articles that reports acts of service and volunteerism by young people). The scholarship is open to high school seniors from all over the country, even students who are not part of a LEAGUE classroom can apply!

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation ( promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of 26 U.S. communities. Since 1954, the foundation has given more than $300 million in journalism grants.

I hope you can inform your readers about this scholarship opportunity. Applications will be posted at beginning January 5th. Students must submit their applications before the March 6th deadline. I am available to answer any questions you may have and look forward to speaking with you about getting your readers involved. “

If you have any students who like to write and would like a chance to win some money for it, consider sharing this with them.

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