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Scholarships

Cory Eden Leadership Award

  • The Cory Eden Memorial Scholarship is a $500 leadership award sponsored by the Eden family to recognize a Kirkwood High School journalism student who best exemplifies the characteristics of Cory Eden. Cory was a student at Hinds College in Jackson, MS when he was killed in an automobile accident on Nov. 15, 1997. He was majoring in elementary education and playing soccer on scholarship. Cory displayed an outstanding work ethic and attitude that made him a natural leader among his peers, both in the classroom and in life. Cory’s classmates and teammates always looked up to him because he willingly accepted every task he was given and completed it in a productive, timely matter. It was the extra things, such as his hard work and pleasant demeanor, that made Cory a great role model. This was shown none better than his volunteer work at a local youth camp during his summers.
  • Cory was a student at Hinds College in Jackson, MS when he was killed in an automobile accident on Nov. 15, 1997. He was majoring in elementary education and playing soccer on scholarship. Cory displayed an outstanding work ethic and attitude that made him a natural leader among his peers, both in the classroom and in life. Cory’s classmates and teammates always looked up to him because he willingly accepted every task he was given and completed it in a productive, timely matter. It was the extra things, such as his hard work and pleasant demeanor, that made Cory a great role model. This was shown none better than his volunteer work at a local youth camp during his summers.
  • Eligibility- Any senior student on staff. Recipients must use the scholarship to attend an accredited community college, college or university.
  • Selection- Selection criteria include applicants’ classroom production, demonstration of school leadership and participation, employment records and essay from the student. Applicants will be judged by Mitch Eden, Tanya Eden, Lorraine Eden, Robert Eden, Rob Eden Jr., Dave Hepworth and Jenny Hepworth. Since there is no interview, the application and essay will be the only opportunity for the student to share their thoughts, insights and opinions to highlight their accomplishments and to convey their maturity and outlook on life.
  • Past Winners- Camille Baker & Emma Leeker (2018), Kennady Wade & Clare Wojciechowski (2017), Annelise Adrian & Kaitlin Kilby (2016), Tyler Altenthal & Rachel Fechter (2015), Morgan Seibel & Emily Stobbe (2014), Alex Jones & Lauren Rau (2013), Madeline Hauck & Joe Weber (2012), Devan Coggan & Alex Kuhn (2011), Lauren Hummel, Pete Krusing & Alex Muckerman (2010), Alex Berry & Carra Hansen (2009), Madeline Agathen & Susie Compton (2008), Maddie Coultrip & Richie Frohlichstein (2007), Kate O'Heron & Kelly Lautenschlager (2006), Brett Hammond & Tim Lartonnoix (2005), Allison Eaton & Lauren Gosling (2004) . Shannon Burke & Brigid Doherty (2003), Carolyn Kienstra & Kate Schweitzer (2002), Bill Lautenschlager & Nicole Stuever (2001), Jill Kloster (2000), Sara Olesen (1999)

Growth Award

KHS Journalism Scholarship for Growth
  • “The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • This scholarship is sponsored by Reggie, Carol, Maggie and Abby MacDonald. Reggie and Carole felt compelled to give back to a program in which they saw their daughters thrive. For their generosity, the KHS journalism program is forever indebted.
  • The Award - The award is a monetary scholarship which recognizes personal growth throughout the student’s time in the Kirkwood High School Journalism Program. The award of $500 will be granted to help further the individual’s growth in higher education.
  • Eligibility - Any senior on The Call or The Pioneer staff with more than one academic year experience on staff. Scholarship must be used toward a university or college.
  • Selection - Applicants will be reviewed on their personal growth from the time they started in the KHS Journalism Program to where they are now, their participation and their essay. Since there is no interview, the application and essay will be the only opportunity for the student to share their accomplishments of growth.
  • Application due prior to Spring Break. Winner will be announced at the Journalism Recognition Night in May.
  • Past winners include: 2018 Hannah Santoni, 2017 Ryan Davidson, 2011 Claire Sedovic, 2012 Emily Goyda, 2013 Claire Salzman, Bobby Ceresia (2014), Kieran O'Connell (2015), Trevor Currie (2016), Ryan Davidson (2017)

The Jack Weber Diversity Scholarship

  • “There is no greater disability than the inability to see a person as more.”- Robert M. Hensel
  • Jack Weber, brother of former Call staff members Joe and Kelly Weber, never had the opportunity to attend Kirkwood High School. Born with a severe form of autism that left him unable to speak or use sufficient motor skills, he attended a Special School District high school that better accommodated his educational needs.
  • Still, Joe, Kelly and their parents, Paul and Teri, give Jack credit for teaching them about life, love and the importance of accepting others. The Weber family believes that diversity coverage in student media is essential to teaching young people important lessons on inclusion, understanding and perseverance. They also believe journalism students with diverse backgrounds and experiences improve the practice in ways that greatly benefit all who create and consume it.
  • Any senior with at least two semesters of experience on a KHS media staff is eligible. Scholarship must be used toward a university or college. Past winners include Sha'Diya Tomlin-Warren (2018), Julia Wunning-Zimmer (2017), Elizabeth Dell'Orco (2016) & Claire Hubert (2015).
  • Application due prior to Spring Break. Winner will be announced at the Journalism Recognition Night May 3.
  • The Award

    The award is a $600 scholarship given to a KHS journalism student with either of the following qualifications: 1. A student who used his/her writing, photography or art to increase awareness and understanding of an issue related to diversity 2. A student who overcame personal challenges or disabilities to be a KHS journalism student The scholarship is intended to go toward financial aid at a higher institution of learning, where the applicant can influence other students, faculty and staff in a positive way.

KHS Journalism Alumni Scholarship Application

  • A one-time $500* scholarship is available for a graduating senior of the KHS journalism program including The Kirkwood Call or Pioneer yearbook. This scholarship is funded by KHS journalism alumni. Any contributing alumni are welcome to take part in the judging for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded based on three equally weighted criteria: financial need, essay and work samples. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at the KHS Journalism Banquet in May. Applications due to Mr. Eden before spring break.
  • *The funding for this scholarship will be based on alumni donations, and those alumni will determine the scholarship recipient. Scholarship amounts may vary based on the funding from donations.
  • Past winners Chloe Hooker & Lauren Hammett(2018), Mary Kate Brennan & Holden Foreman (2017), David Reynolds & Andrew Richter (2016), Jake Balmer & Rose O'Malley (2015), Jane Manwarring (2014), Sophia Matthews (2013) & Ellen Hargrove (2012)

H.L. Hall Scholarship

  • To commemorate H.L. Hall’s lifetime of achievement, several of his former students established a scholarship in his name when he retired from Kirkwood H.S. in 1999. Students must be on either Call or Pioneer staff, a member of Quill & Scroll and must plan to major in journalism. To apply for this $250-$500 scholarship, please complete the form prior to Spring Break.
  • Past winners include: Hannah Cohen & Madison Herweck (2018), Alissa Hullet & Celia Rose (2017), Mimi Wright (2016), Lucy Dwyer & Dillon Hodges (2015), Morgan Mechelke & Daniel Witt (2014), Emma Lawson & Claire Salzman (2013), Joe Weber (2012), Maggie Hallam & Alaina Hinkle (2011), Ryan Schuessler & Amber Taylor (2010), David Danaher & Samantha Sauer (2009), Julie Griswold & Brandon Mitchener (2008), Danielle Eldridge & Sarah Hutchins (2007)

Rising Star Award

KHS Journalism Scholarship for Growth
  • “The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • This scholarship is sponsored by Reggie, Carol, Maggie and Abby MacDonald. Reggie and Carol felt compelled to give back to a program in which they saw their daughters thrive. For their generosity, the KHS journalism program is forever indebted.
  • The Award - The award is a monetary scholarship which recognizes a Rising Star in the Kirkwood High School Journalism Program. The award of $500 will be granted to help send a student to the Journalism National Convention in hopes the student will gain valuable experience and growth in the area of journalism and communications.
  • Eligibility - Any sophomore or junior on The Call or The Pioneer staff. Scholarship must be used toward attending the fall JEA National Convention.
  • Selection - Applicants will be reviewed on their participation in the program and their essay. Since there is no interview, the application and essay will be the only opportunity for the student to share their passion for journalism and desire to attend the national convention.
  • Past winners include: Olivia Rau & Anna Stumpf (2018), Thomas Birmingham (2017),
  • Past winners include: Anna Stumpf (2018), Thomas Birmingham (2017),
  • Application due prior to Spring Break. Winner will be announced at the Journalism Recognition Night in May.

The SJ Award

  • Sponsored by the Matthews Family
  • The Award

    This award celebrates an individual from either Pioneer, Call, or KHTV staff who has discovered their own unique voice, self-confidence, and connection to the world through their dedication as a member of the “SJ Family” in the KHS Journalism program. This award is about being a part of something bigger than yourself and identifying with the goals and principles of KHS journalism while also finding your own voice.
  • Personal Story

    Sophia Matthews applied to Pioneer at the end of her sophomore year at KHS because she felt that she needed to explore something different. From that moment, SJ and KHS journalism became her number one priority and, quite literally at times, her home away from home. While everyone grows during their time as a member of a publication or production, she felt a deeper connection to her membership. Not only was she a part of the award winning Pioneer yearbook staff, something that gave her great confidence, but more importantly she became a part of the “SJ Family” - the one place where everyone was creative, accepting and influential in the best way. While she spent two years on Pioneer staff and did well enough to win a few awards, her happiness and success was not just about the journalism. It was about belonging somewhere that made her feel that her voice was worthy of being heard. It was about becoming a better person and learning skills that she now knows will continue to help her for the rest of her life. The lessons Sophia learned in SJ helped her obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in three years, magna cum laude. She felt like she had an advantage in college because she had already been down an accelerated path with SJ that taught her volumes more about life than just excellent journalism. Since graduating from college, Sophia has worked an emergency shelter for homeless and runaway youth and now is a Community Support Specialist for a mental health agency in Jefferson County. Without discovering the passion that was cultivated in SJ for any number of subject, Sophia would not have realized her own potential for dedication in her chosen field.
  • Instructions

    Please answer one or more of the following prompts to demonstrate how you are a part of SJ. Did any particular person or event related to SJ profoundly influence you or your realization? What obstacles or unique circumstances did you overcome in order to participate in KHS Journalism? What did you learn about your own determination and strength? What have you done to express your voice, and how do you plan to do so in the future? How has KHS Journalism helped you become comfortable and unapologetic about expressing yourself outside of KHS? In no more than 750 words or a video of no more than five minutes, tell us how your dedication and involvement in KHS Journalism has helped you discover your unique inner voice, your self-confidence, or your previously unknown path in life. Detail the connections with peers, mentors, or the community you have forged through journalism. If not planning on using funds for higher education, explain in detail how you will use this award to promote/support others facing obstacles who would otherwise benefit from participation in KHS journalism. For example, sponsoring a younger journalism student on the JEA trip, setting up a “Late Night” fund for transportation, or solving a problem so others can continue to participate in and be enhanced by their own SJ experience.
  • Criteria

    - Seniors only. - Must have been on staff for at least one year (includes seniors as first year staffers). - May include up to two pieces of representative work.
  • Past Winners

    Olivia Rau (2018), Ava Godsy (2017)
  • Application due prior to Spring Break. Winner will be announced at the Journalism Banquet in May.

Tripp Frohlichstein Summer Workshop Scholarship

  • The Scholarship

    The Tripp Frohlichstein Summer Training Scholarship is an award offered to cover the tuition and associated costs of student participation in a summer journalism training program or camp. Tripp was a journalist and media trainer for more than thirty years. He believed that everyone could share their story through the media if they had the right training and a desire to tell the truth. Though he traveled the world to train company employees and government officials, Tripp especially enjoyed visiting the KHS Journalism program to teach students how to find and tell great stories. In honor of Tripp’s life and legacy of community service, this award will be given to students who seek to continue their journalism training over the summer.
  • Eligibility & Selection

    Eligibility: All student journalists attending a summer journalism program are encouraged to apply, but financial need will be considered in granting the award. Selection: Selection criteria include the depth and quality of applicants’ participation in student journalism at KHS, the description of the summer training camp or program, and the student’s financial need. There is no set monetary amount of the award, though the tuition and associated costs for a camp should generally come in at or under $500. Amounts above this will still be considered, but may be awarded in part depending on the number of applications. Applicants will be considered by Carol, Johnny (TKC Web Editor 2011-2012), and Richie Frohlichstein (TKC EIC 2006-2007), with input from the KHS journalism faculty.

Journalism Scholarships

  • There are numerous scholarships available for students studying journalism. Below is a list of scholarships available to high school students. At the bottom of the list, you will even find some scholarships available to students in college pursuing Journalism/Communication degrees. We have had staffers from KHS win some of these scholarships. For more information on these scholarships click on the links provided or speak with Mr. Eden.
  • http://www.schooljournalism.org/scholarships/
  • If you would like to look for some colleges with journalism degrees, here is one resource: JournalismDegree.org
  • Oct. 15 - James Allen Cox Foundation Scholarships for Photo/Video
  • Oct. 31 – J-Scholarship from the Journalism Education Association.
  • Nov. 12 – First Freedom Student Essay and Video Competition
  • Jan. 4 – Vanderbilt University Scholarship for aspiring Sports Writers. For an application email: [email protected]
  • Jan. 8 – JFK Library Essay Contest
  • Jan. 16 – TweenTribune 100 Word Essay Contest from TweenTribune.com
  • Jan. 21 – (open to grades 1-12) Pasta Tales Essay Contest sponsored by Olive Garden
  • Jan. 28 – David S. Barr Award Scholarship
  • Jan. 31 – University of Iowa Daily Iowan Scholarship
  • Jan. 31 – Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Feb. 1 – Ball State University Ingelhart Scholars Program
  • Feb. 1 – Emma Brown Foundation Work/Study Program from the Emma Brown Foundation
  • Feb. 15 – Wickoff Editorial Leadership Scholarship from the National Scholastic Press Association
  • Feb. 15 – Journalism Honor Roll from the National Scholastic Press Association
  • Feb. 15 – (for Juniors) Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference
  • Feb. 28 – Sigma Photo Scholarship Contest for seniors
  • Feb. 29 – NSPA Journalism Honor Roll for seniors
  • March 1 – Third Annual Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards: Write to Drive Change (Student Journalists Could win up to $2,000) March 1 – NPC Scholarship for Journalism Diversity – from the National Press Club
  • March 1 – PGSF Print and Graphics Scholarships from the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
  • March 1 – NABJ Scholarship Program from the National Association of Black Journalists
  • March 7 – Project 21 Gaming Scholarship from the Missouri Gaming Association
  • March 8 – High School Essay Contest from the Society of Professional Journalists
  • March 31 – St. Charles County Arts Council
  • April 1 – Crazy Horse Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Native American students
  • April 1 – Curtis Kenner Summer Workshop Grant through SSP of St. Louis.
  • April 1 – Bruce Schneider Student Leadership Scholarship through SSP of St. Louis
  • April 5 - http://www.stlspj.org/student-scholarship/ Society of Professional Journalist St. Louis Chapter
  • April 29 – St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholarship is awarded annually to an African-American high school graduating senior or junior college student. For a form contact the Post-Dispatch at: Scholarship Selection Committee c/o Irv Harrell St. Louis Post-Dispatch 900 N. Tucker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63101
  • May 1 – Cuivre River Operation Round Up Scholarships
  • May 10 – Quill and Scroll Scholarships
  • June 1 – St. Charles Community College Trustee Scholarships for Journalism
  • Oct. 1 – Cuivre River Operation Round Up Scholarships
  • Listing of diversity scholarships for high school and college students
  • St. Louis Press Club Scholarships (for students in college)
  • More scholarships/grants that are journalism related for college students

 

 

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