Bob Craig Memorial Scholarships

Named for the former publisher of the Hamlin Herald who died in 1981, the Bob Craig Memorial Scholarship is given to two college students. Applications are solicited from high schools and colleges in the membership area. One scholarship is given to a graduating senior and the other to a college junior or senior who is pursuing a career in print media.

West Texas Press Association $2,000 Bob Craig Memorial Scholarship Application Form for Graduating High School Seniors

The West Texas Press Association and Texas Press Association will award the Bob Craig Memorial Scholarship of $2,000, payable over two semesters at $1,000 per semester, during which journalism courses are taken at the recipient’s college of choice.

Graduating seniors interested in applying for the scholarship must live in the general area encompassed by West Texas Press Association member newspapers, and plan to major in Print Advertising or Journalism, or major in Communication Studies with a minor in Journalism. Broadcast or Public Relations majors do not qualify.

Students must fill out the following application and submit a 250-500 word essay on the subject, “My Future and Career Plans in Community Journalism.”

Send application, essay and transcript to: Bob Dillard, WTPA Scholarship Chairman, P.O. Box 1097, Fort Davis, TX 79734-1097.

Judging will be conducted by the WTPA board, and announced at the 87th Annual Summer Convention, July 20-22,2017 in Granbury.

Deadline to Apply is June 19, 2017

Download the 2017 High School Application Here

West Texas Press Association $2,000 Bob Craig Memorial Scholarship Application Form for Enrolled College Students

The West Texas Press Association and Texas Press Association will award the Bob Craig Memorial Scholarship of $2,000, payable over two semesters at $1,000 per semester during which journalism courses are taken at the recipient’s college of choice.

College students must live in or be from the general area encompassed by West Texas Press Association member newspapers. Applicants must have completed at least 60 hours of college credit and be a print Advertising or Journalism major, or a Communication Studies major with a Journalism minor. Recipients must be enrolled in at least three hours of college or university journalism courses each semester that the scholarship is awarded. Broadcast or Public Relations majors do not qualify.

Students must fill out the following application and submit a 250-500 word essay on the subject, “My Future and Career Plans in Community Journalism.”

Send application, essay and transcript to: Bob Dillard, WTPA Scholarship Chairman, P.O. Box 1097, Fort Davis, TX 79734-1097.

Judging will be conducted by the WTPA Board and announced at the 87th Annual Summer Convention, July 20-22, 2017 in Granbury.

Deadline to Apply is June 19, 2017

Download the 2017 College Application Here