2011 BJASC Scholarship Recipients
The Black Journalists Association of Southern California awarded seven remarkable Southern California college students with scholarships, and five stipends, as a continued commitment to supporting promising journalists.
The scholarship recipients received their awards on Saturday December 17th at an annual reception held at the historic Wilfandel House in Los Angeles’ West Adams district.
This special event marked another milestone for the organization. For more than 30 years, BJASC has awarded $122,000 in scholarships to deserving college students. BJASC also added a new scholarship this year to honor the late CBS2 executive Joseph Dyer.
As part of the eligibility criteria to their awards, each applicant was required to write an essay entitled, “Given the growth and spread of online news sites, are traditional newspapers and print news outlets a thing of the past?” Students also submitted two letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Finalists were interviewed by a BJASC scholarship panel, which selected the scholarship recipients.
The Black Journalists of Southern California (BJASC), founded in 1980, provides information for African American professionals in the field of journalism and encourages diversity in news media. The association awards scholarships annually, sponsors news forums for the public and develops programs to improve news coverage of issues important to African Americans.
The 2011 BJASC scholarship awards extends a sincere thanks to these sponsors for their generous donations to our annual scholarship program. Southern California Edison, Raytheon Corporation, The Gas Company, NBCLA, CBS2/KCAL9, Mr. Victor Webb, Ms. Pam Moore, Ms. Kathy Leverett and the friends and family of Joseph Dyer.
|This year’s winners are:|
Larry McCormick Scholarship
Mt. San Antonio College
Each of these student applicants received a $500 stipend:
Christeo Bass – California State University, Los Angeles
Taja Davis – University of California, Santa Barbara
Sade Hurst – Arizona State University
Bijon Robinson – University of California, San Diego
Kayla Rodgers – California State University, Northridge
Courtesy: Xavier Higgs
Ms. Pam Moore, Mr. Victor Webb, Ms. Kathy Leverett
and the friends and family of Joseph Dyer.