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Scholarships and Awards

For more details on the awards below, please review the Scholarship, Bursary and Awards Guide. This guide contains important information such as complete descriptions of the awards that are available, award eligibility and specific requirements for certain awards (e.g. essays, proof of membership, etc.)

KPU Endowed Journalism Award

The department of journalism and communication studies is pleased to present an award of $1,000 to an outstanding student, for his or her work in the classroom and in the wider field of journalism. Those eligible for this scholarship must be enrolled as a Bachelor of Journalism student, with at least 60 credits completed toward their degree, and a CGPA of 3.33 or greater. Application must include a portfolio of journalistic work, including both work done for classes and work produced for media outlets outside the classroom. Work can include any of the skills taught within the program, including narrative journalism, photojournalism and multimedia storytelling

Excellence in Storytelling Award

The Excellence in Storytelling award recognizes outstanding achievement by a student in telling true stories. Students can apply by entering any single piece of true storytelling produced as part of their work in Journalism classes in the year for which the award is being given. Stories can be in any media: text, audio, visual, video and data journalism, or combinations of media, are all eligible. The award is open to any student enrolled in the Journalism program and the winning piece will be selected by a committee of at least two members of the Journalism department. Amount: $1,000.

The Jack Webster Foundation Student Journalism Awards

Five $2,000 awards are available and will be paid towards tuition at the recipient's school. Students interested in applying must be permanent residents of British Columbia (at least three years) and be pursuing full time journalism studies in a British Columbia post-secondary journalism program with a demonstrated interest in journalism. The application deadline early October and recipients will be notified mid-October.

For more details see the Jack Webster Foundation website.

The Canadian Association of Journalists/ CNW Group Student Award of Excellence

The award recognizes excellence in the field of journalism at the student level. Submissions will be accepted from all students enrolled (at the time of publication or broadcast) in an accredited degree/diploma program offered by a Canadian post-secondary institution. Feature-style entries are preferred, but any format or style permitted. Proof of enrolment and a cover letter speaking to the origins, difficulties and resulting change / impact / action must accompany entries. Entries will not be considered complete until these have been submitted. Deadline for submissions is February 28th. For rules and other important information, refer to the CAJ Awards page.

John Reiss Award in Journalism

This award of $1,500 is presented to a journalism student who is actively involved in the production of KPU student publications.

Mehfil Magazine Endowed Journalism Award

Mehfil Magazine has been reporting on current events in the Indo-Canadian community in Metro Vancouver since 1993. Publishers Rana and Minto Vig are pleased to offer an award for a student enrolled in the bachelor of journalism. The student must be entering his or her third year of the bachelor of journalism program, have a CGPA of 2.67 or greater. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on a topic related to South Asian culture or current affairs, including a statement as to how they meet the intent of the award.

Now Newspaper Journalism Award

The Now Newspaper is pleased to offer an award of $500 to a student enrolled full time (minimum 9 credits) in the journalism program

Student must be a resident of Surrey, North Delta, White Rock, Langley or Richmond, have GPA of 3.33 or greater.

Peace Arch News Endowed Scholarship

Canadian owned Black Press is proud to offer the Peace Arch News Scholarship in the amount of $2,250 to outstanding Kwantlen Polytechnic University students enrolled in the bachelor of journalism program. The student must be a Canadian citizen enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits with outstanding academic record (GPA of 4.0 or greater).