The Press Club of New Orleans is happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for this year’s scholarship awards. Applications must be received by Monday, May 28, 2018. We are awarding THREE $2,500.00 scholarships in July.

The Press Club of New Orleans is making scholarships available to qualified journalism and public relations students at the college level. The scholarships are open to Louisiana residents attending either in-state or out-of-state schools. The scholarships, underwritten in part by proceeds from annual Press Club fundraisers, will be awarded to freshman, sophomore, or junior college-level students enrolled in public relations and print or broadcast journalism programs. Students in their final year of school are not eligible to apply.

To be considered, the applicant must submit:

  • A completed scholarship application (available online at
  • A brief written statement outlining the applicant’s course of study, career goals and financial need
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Three to five examples of published broadcast work, including newspaper stories, columns, editorials and videos (videos must be uploaded to YouTube with URL link included – all non-video work must be submitted by .pdf or URL link if applicable). Public relations candidates may submit samples of strategic communications writing such as press releases, backgrounders, brochures, PSAs and newsletters.
  • Application and accompanied work must be sent to

Winners will be notified in advance. Recipients and their family will be invited and recognized at the Press Club of New Orleans’ annual meeting held in June; time and location will be announced at a later date.

Applications may be found online at For more information or questions, please contact the Press Club of New Orleans at


DEADLINE: May 28, 2018

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