Times hands out $82,200 in journalism scholarships
By NANCY WACLAWEK
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ST. PETERSBURG -- The St. Petersburg Times Scholarship Fund has awarded $82,200 in scholarships to 27 college students interested in careers in journalism.
Fifteen of the winners worked as interns this summer in the news, advertising and marketing departments of the Times. The others are enrolled in college journalism or communications programs.
The intern winners of named scholarships are:
Interns receiving awards of $3,500 are:
Students receiving awards of $1,750 are Jennifer Ackerman of the University of Alabama and Matthew Mace of Ball State University.
Students receiving fellowships of $1,000 toward their graduate work are Grace Ugalde of FAMU and R. Carlton Ward Jr. of UF.
Another intern, Robyn Disney, who graduates this month from USF, will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Association for Women in Sports Media. For the last four years, Disney received a journalism scholarship worth $2,500 annually from the Times Scholarship Fund.
Another 12 students who are studying journalism in college, but who did not work for the Times this summer, also were awarded scholarships worth $2,500 annually. They are:
Charles Cardwell, USF; Laura Ciociola, UF; Jeff Darlington, UF; Mauli Desai, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Lindsay Foster, USF; Autumn Guthrie, USF; Jessica Hu, Harvard University; Whitney LaPolla, UF; Tiffany Pendleton, Northwestern University; Nathan Perez, UNC-Chapel Hill; Brent Solomon, UF; Daniel Stein, Yale University.
The scholarship fund, originally called the Poynter Fund, was established in 1953 by Times Publishing Co. to encourage and financially assist students interested in journalism. Times Publishing produces the St. Petersburg Times as well as Congressional Quarterly and Florida Trend and Governing magazines.
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