Seeking applicants for Houston SPJ Susanne M. Pagano Scholarship

Source: Houston SPJ

The Houston Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites Texas journalism students to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied against education expenses in the school term beginning fall 2016.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Be classified as a junior or senior enrolled in a four-year degree program at an accredited educational institution in Texas.
  2. Be pursuing a four-year degree in journalism, communications, digital media or a related field.
  3. Have permanent residency in the nine-county Houston metropolitan area.

The nine counties are Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Wharton, Chambers and Austin.

Preference will be given to student members of the Society of Professional Journalists. Information about membership is available here.

The scholarship fund was created to honor Susanne Pagano, a long-time chapter member who died suddenly in April 2014.


Over two decades, Susanne was a constant force in the chapter, serving in every major leadership role, including multiple stints as chapter president. No matter how busy with work or family obligations, she never turned down an SPJ project. Pagano was a 24/7 news hound who worked as a correspondent for Bloomberg BNA after a long career at business publisher Offshore Data Services.

The application deadline is April 15, 2016. More information and the application form are available here.


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