The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring six $1,250 scholarships for collegiate sports journalists.

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Here are the details. 

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding six scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years in 2023, as well as graduate students, are eligible for the scholarships, which will be awarded based on the students’ journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography.

Two of the scholarships will go to students attending historically black college and universities. The Garry D. Howard Scholarship is named after the first Black president of APSE.

The four other scholarships are named in honor of former sports editors and APSE contributors Joe Sullivan, Jack Berninger, Roy Hewitt and Tim Wheatley.

The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 5, 2023.

 Please have include the following information in their letter of application: 

  •  Personal: Name, address, age, phone number. 
  •  Academic: A copy of the student’s collegiate grades. 
  •  Financial: A brief rundown of the student’s financial situation, with regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition. 

Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs. 

Email information to scholarship committee chair Phil Kaplan at with APSE Scholarship in subject line. 

If you need to use standard mail for academic information, send to this address:

APSE Scholarship

c/o Phil Kaplan, Sports Editor

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