Arizona Professional Writers Annual Journalism Scholarship

Arizona Professional Writers established a scholarship to honor the memory of several APW members and all Arizona women journalists who pioneered in a field once dominated by men.

• Deadline to submit an APW Scholarship Application for 2015 for this year’s scholarship is April 26, 2015.

Arizona high school students planning to study journalism at an Arizona university or Arizona community college in the fall of 2015 are invited to apply for the $1,000 June Payne Memorial Journalism Scholarship.

Arizona Professional Writers, a statewide organization of professional communicators formerly known as Arizona Press Women, established the annual scholarship with funds honoring the memory of June Payne, a longtime member, journalist and photographer.

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who intend to major in journalism at an accredited Arizona university or community college. Requirements include filling out an application, a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, two published [print, online or video] writing/reporting samples and a one-page letter from the student that describes her/his background and the reasons she/he wants to pursue a career in journalism.

Download the application here at APW Scholarship Application for 2015. For additional questions or to receive an application by email, contact the scholarship chair Joan Westlake – 480-968-8902 or

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