The GSSPA helps sponsor two scholarships — the Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship and the Bob Stevens Memorial Scholarship. Application deadline for both scholarships is Feb. 7, 2022.

The Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship is awarded following a statewide competition sponsored by the New Jersey Press Foundation and the GSSPA. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded by the New Jersey Press Foundation, which administers the Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship recipient is selected by a panel of New Jersey newspaper editors.

Kilgore Scholarship Application 2022

The Kilgore Scholarship recipient also is named GSSPA’s New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year and is entered in a competition for the National Student Journalist of the Year competition, held each year by the Journalism Education Association.

The Bob Stevens Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding journalism students who has demonstrated dedication to their school newspaper or yearbook, though is not necessarily planning on majoring in journalism in college. The scholarship amount of $2,000 is to be used toward college.

Stevens Scholarship Application 2022


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