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HAROLD GUNN SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISMR JOURNALISM

ABOUT THE HAROLD GUNN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

When Harold Gunn, a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, became president of the Texas Auto Writers Association, he was determined to create a scholarship fund that would help make paying for college easier for aspiring journalists.

Over the course of his multiple terms, he was instrumental in collecting enough money to ensure that future TAWA administrations could use the fund to benefit the writers of tomorrow.

His accomplishments were honored in 2009, when TAWA officially named its scholarship the HAROLD GUNN SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISM.


ABOUT The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA)


APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

* Each member school in good standing with TIPA may nominate one student for consideration by the Scholarship Committee.

* Applicants must be a junior at the member school at the time of application.

* The Scholarship Committee will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships (sponsored by the Texas Auto Writers Association, Inc.) to students meeting the criteria.

* Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Spring Convention awards ceremony and receive their scholarships from TAWA representatives.

* Applicants should follow TIPA rules for submitting examples of their work. Scholarship Committee members will consider the quality (not quantity) of work submitted.

* Applicants should submit materials which do not have to be returned. Photo copies of work are accepted. All printed materials, including clips should be (reduce if necessary) to 8 ½ x 11-inch format. If clips are larger than 8 ½ x 11, please reduce them via photo copy, etc. to requested size.

CRITERIA

1. Dedication to pursuing a career in journalism

2. Service to college/university student media

3. Five (5) examples of work that applicant deems appropriate to represent his/her abilities. Special consideration will be given to students demonstrating an interest in the automotive field.

4. Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 for TAWA scholarships.

5. All applicants’ GPA must be confirmed by college/university registrar with a copy of applicant’s official transcript which has the college/university seal embossed on it or stamped by registrar.

6. Two letters of recommendation. One must be from the student media adviser.

7. A letter from the applicant attesting to his/her dedication to pursuing a career in journalism and attesting to his/her service to college/university student media.

* Applications are considered based on criteria listed and without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age or religion. Members or relatives of members of the Scholarship Selection Committee are not eligible.


APPLICATION

Texas Auto Writers Association Scholarship Application

4-Year College/University Undergraduate Applicants

In partnership with the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Scholarship Committee will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships to four-year college/university undergraduate applicants.

Deadline: Application packets must be postmarked no later than MARCH 1.

No application materials postmarked after this date will be accepted.


DEADLINE: Postmarked no later than MARCH 1. Send all materials to:

TIPA Scholarships

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Box 4104

Commerce, TX 75429

Attn: Fred Stewart, TIPA executive director


ABOUT HAROLD GUNN


ABOUT THE TEXAS AUTO WRITERS ASSOCIATION (TAWA)

The Texas Auto Writers Association, Inc. was founded in 1987 by automotive journalists who wanted to provide other writers an avenue for professional growth, development, and networking.

These professionals sought to create an automotive event that was unique to Texas. The result was the Texas Truck Rodeo. It is now a nationally known event attended by a variety of automotive manufacturers and renowned journalists from all over the United States. Writers drive dozens of crossovers, SUVs, and trucks to determine the winners of several categories and crown the “SUV of Texas” and the “Truck of Texas.”

In 2003, TAWA created an event for sedans, sports cars, and other vehicles not eligible for the Truck Rodeo. The TAWA Spring Challenge, as it was originally known, was held in the Texas Hill Country near Austin. The Texas Auto Roundup, as the event is called today, takes place at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.



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