Scholarships

THE FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB OF NEW YORK
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Updated August 15, 2019 – The Filipino American Press Club of New York will offer a oneyear journalism/communications scholarship for the 2019-20 college to a student in the Northeast area.  Applications are now open. (Please download application form below)

Amount: The amount of the scholarship is $1,500.00.  

Eligibility:  

Graduating Fil-Am high school students from high schools in the northeastern area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont)
The applicant must be accepted and enrolled in journalism, digital media or media studies for the 2020 college year in any accredited college in the United States.  The applicant must provide documentation of the college acceptance.  

Experience:

The applicant’s experience must include 1) served as member of a school or commercial paper, radio station as reporter, columnist, editor, or photographer, 2) or own website 3) provide list of published or posted work, 4) provide samples or links of published or posted work, and list any citations or recognition for any published or posted work.  
Personal website or blog must have been live for at least one year and content should be considered “interesting, significant and meaningful.”
In addition, applicant should submit samples or links of published or posted work, should submit a personal essay or a video pitch on why they should be awarded the scholarship.

Reports: Recipients of Fil Am Press Club Journalism Scholarship must agree to provide a Report highlighting their journalism studies/work 30 days after the end of the Spring 2020 Semester.  

Process: Application should be submitted to the Fil Am Press Club Scholarship Committee by October 15, 2019.  Submit the Application to FAPCNYscholar@gmail.com.

Applicants will be interviewed by members of the Fil Am Press Club.  Selection of scholar and announcement by Scholarship Committee should be done by November 15, 2019. (Any changes in date will be announced by the Board)

Reporting:  The Scholar will have to agree to provide reports to Fil Am Press Club of the progress of his/her studies, in particular Journalism etc work.  Reports should be due 30 days after the end of the Spring Semester 2020.  

The Scholarship Check will be presented to the Scholar before the start of the 2020 college year by the Fil Am Press Club.  

For further inquiries and for application forms, please contact Marilyn Abalos, Scholarship Committee at FAPCNYscholar@gmail.com.

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THE FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB OF NEW YORK
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

By Cristina DC Pastor

Vice President, FAPCNY

On its sixth year, the Fil-Am Press Club of New York  launches its Journalism Scholarship program for graduating Fil-Am high school students across the northeastern area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont) on November 3, 2017. The event was done at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue as the club celebrated its anniversary with the theme “Celebrating the People Who Report the News.”  

FIL-AM Press Club Launches Journalism Scholarship for High School Students
Cristina DC Pastor and Alex Esteban during the club’s 6th anniversary party.

“We launched the Scholarship Program to assist and encourage outstanding FilAm high school students to pursue a journalism career and prepare them to become qualified, experienced candidates who value the ethical standards of professional journalism, ready to be hired in newsrooms,” said FAPCNY past president Ricky Rillera of Philippine Daily Mirror.

Cristina DC Pastor of The FilAm magazine, the chair of the Scholarship Committee, announced the search is open to graduating high school students enrolled in any school in the northeastern states at the time of application. They are members of the school paper as reporters, columnists, editors, or photographers. Or they have a blog that is interesting and with “significant and meaningful content.”

“A regular food blog or fashion blog is not enough,” she said. “It has to have a message and with a story to tell.” The news site should be live at least a year.

The applicants will be interviewed, submit a personal essay or a video pitch on why they should be awarded the scholarship.

Other members of the Scholarship Committee are freelance writer Lumen Castaneda, Percival Cunanan of Eagle Broadcasting Corp., and Monette Rivera of The Filipino Channel.

Applications for students with an interest in pursuing a career in journalism, digital media, or media studies are now open. For further inquiries and for application forms, please email FAPCNYscholar@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is May 16, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be announced at a ceremony to coincide with World Press Freedom Day.

Please click here to download Scholarship Rules
Please click here to download Scholarship Application