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Scholarships and Awards

There are many awards and bursaries available to KPU Journalism students, both through KPU and outside organizations. 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.)

Some of the awards available to KPU Journalism students include:

KPU Endowed Journalism Award ($1,000)

Given to the "most promising journalist" in the program, based on their work in the classroom and in the wider field of journalism.

John Reiss Endowed Award in Journalism ($1,000)

Given to a student recognized for active involvement with production of KPU student publications as a writer and/or editor.

Excellence in Storytelling Journalism Award ($1,000)

Given to a student who produced an excellent piece of true storytelling in a journalism class. Stories can be in any media: text, audio, visual, video and data journalism, or combinations of media.

PIPS Lorem Ipsum Endowed Award (2 x $1,000)

For a student who submits an excellent work of journalism produced in the previous year.

Peace Arch News Endowed Scholarship ($2,985)

Awarded to a KPU Journalism student with outstanding academic achievement.

Surrey Leader Endowed Scholarship ($2,985)

Awarded to a KPU Journalism student with outstanding academic achievement.

Marie Graziano Journalism Award ($1,000)

Given to a KPU journalism student who demonstrates dedication to community through volunteerism or community support.

Tara Singh Hayer, Baldev Kaur & Sarwan Singh Shoker Endowed Memorial Award ($670)

Given to a KPU journalism student who demonstrates community service and volunteerism.

The Jack Webster Foundation Student Journalism Awards ($2,000)

The Jack Webster Foundation awards five $2,000 awards each year to B.C. journalism students as well as two $2,000 awards for Indigenous journalism students. For more details see the Jack Webster Foundation website


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