Application deadline is March 31, 2017.








Scholarships are Available!

The Society of Professional Journalists San Antonio Pro Chapter awards scholarships annually to deserving students studying journalism/communications. We want you to apply! The Scholarship Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2017. We will announce winners by the end of April 2017.

Who is eligible for scholarships?

Applicants must attend a San Antonio/South Texas college or university or have a permanent residence in the San Antonio/South Texas region, which includes San Antonio, Seguin, New Braunfels and San Marcos. If you are unsure of your qualifications, please contact the scholarship coordinator Susana Hayward at

Applicants must major in mass communication or journalism or else have a demonstrated interest in journalism through work samples.

Applicants must enroll in college full-time (12-hour course load or more per semester) during the entire 2017-2018 academic year.

Applicants must submit with the application form all required transcripts, resume, autobiography and work samples.

Immediate family members of SPJ San Antonio Pro members are not eligible for consideration.

Applications become the property of SPJ. We respect your work. You will not receive spam.

Accompanying Samples and Documents

In addition to completing their application with samples of work from their work in the field, applicants must obtain letters of reference from professionals with knowledge of the student’s journalism/communication work. These letters must be emailed directly to scholarship coordinator Susana Hayward at

If your materials cannot be delivered electronically, contact the scholarship coordinator.

You will receive acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours after submission.

Questions? Email Susana Hayward, Scholarship Coordinator

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This application must be completed in one session.

Incomplete application forms are not accepted.

Prepare for your application.


1. Get your resume ready for this application.

2. Identify and contact two people who know
your work and will write a letter to us for you. Have their contact info ready for your application.

3. Prepare your work samples.
Areas of specialty include: Radio, TV, Print and Visual Arts.
Best form of delivery is by link to a website or cloud where we can view your work.
Attachments are accepted at max of 1mb. Images may need resizing.
Again, we prefer links, but we can accept these file formats for upload: doc,docx,pdf,txt,gif,jpg,jpeg,png.

Next: If you have prepared your work sample links/files including written scripts, audio files, video files and image files, then get started!

Get Info on National Level Opportunities

At the national level, SPJ offers numerous awards, fellowships and internship opportunities to students, faculty and practicing pros. Cash awards run as high as $75,000. Members can apply for most of them on behalf of themselves. Some represent opportunity for any non-member journalist to be recognized for stellar work and contribution. SPJ regions and chapters can sponsor their own contests and awards as well. Click through to see where your work might garner special acknowledgement or nominate someone you feel made a difference.