Scholarships

The GSSPA helps sponsor two scholarships – the Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship and the Bob Stevens Memorial Scholarship. Application deadline for both scholarships is Feb. 13, 2015.

Click here to download the Kilgore Application 2015.

Click here to download the Stevens Application 2015.

The Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship is awarded following a statewide competition sponsored by the New Jersey Press Foundation and the GSSPA. The scholarship – valued at $5,000 – will be awarded by the New Jersey Press Foundation, which administers the Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship recipient is selected by a panel of New Jersey newspaper editors.

The Kilgore Scholarship award will be presented at the New Jersey Press Association’s editorial awards banquet in April and announced at the GSSPA Spring Advisers’ Conference in May 2015.

The recipient also is named GSSPA’s New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year and is entered in a competition for the National Student Journalist of the Year competition, held each year by the Journalism Education Association.

The Bob Stevens Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding journalism students who has demonstrated dedication to their school newspaper or yearbook, though is not necessarily planning on majoring in journalism in college. The scholarship amount is $2,000 to be used toward college.