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Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline: March 15, 2019
Scholarship Value: $3,000
Number of Scholarships - 7


Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships, named for JEA's longtime treasurer, recognize some of the top high school journalists in the country. Students start the competition within their home state. Please contact your JEA State Director for instructions on state contest submission. The tools on this site were designed for use at state and national contests, but candidates need to verify the procedures listed here are what they should do to enter their state first.

For national Journalist of the Year submissions, all entries must be digital. There are resources available here to help candidates get moving on the process. Advisers should give this URL address to eligible candidates. Part of the process is to see what candidates will do to market themselves. This should be the student's project; however, advisers may guide them however much or as little as they see fit.

The judging rubric aligns with the 11 key areas in the Curriculum Initiative. Eligible contestants should be encouraged to review all guidelines. Candidates are required to organize their work examples in their digital portfolio by these 11 areas.