Up to four college scholarships and two high school scholarships are available through the Colorado Press Association's Scholarship Program, run by the Denver Foundation.

The Colorado Press Association is a trade association dedicated to the preservation, progression and modernization of the state’s news media.

The CPA College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and assist college journalism/media students who have a demonstrated commitment to the field.

Up to four $2,500 scholarship awards will be awarded through a competitive selection process for the 2016-2017 academic year.

COLLEGE STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

College students who meet all of the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

Will be a full-time junior or senior (minimum 12 credits/semester) at a four-year Colorado college or university in the fall of 2016

Have declared a major in journalism or a media-related field (e.g. multimedia, technical journalism, documentary filmmaking, media studies, mass communications, etc.)

Are planning to begin a journalism or media career after graduation

The application can be found on The Denver Foundation's website under the "Grants/Scholarships" section. Questions can be directed to Jack Czarniecki, 303-996-7328 or jczarniecki@denverfoundation.org.

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word and encouraging qualified students to apply online!

Click here to access the online application

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

High school students who meet all of the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

Will graduate from a Colorado high school in the spring of 2016

Have held at least one leadership position (e.g. editor, president, treasurer, etc.) in a student media organization like a high school newspaper, yearbook or media club during their senior year

Will attend an accredited four-year college or university in Colorado in the fall of 2016

The application can be found on The Denver Foundation's website under the "Grants/Scholarships" section. Questions can be directed to Jack Czarniecki, 303-996-7328 or jczarniecki@denverfoundation.org. Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word and encouraging qualified students to apply online!

Click here to access the online application.

SELECTION

College recipients will be selected to receive a scholarship through a competitive process based on academic achievement (33 percent), the quality of writing or other samples of work submitted with the application (33 percent) and the applicant’s commitment, motivation and potential for success in the field (33 percent).

High school recipients will be selected to receive a scholarship through a competitive process based on the quality of the samples of work submitted with the application (25 percent), demonstrated leadership (25 percent), academic achievement (25 percent) and the applicant’s level of participation in his or her school’s newspaper, yearbook, and/or media club (25 percent).

AWARD

Scholarship awards will be paid directly to a recipient’s college or university and can be applied toward tuition and fees only. Please note that award disbursement is contingent upon the outside scholarship acceptance policies of a recipient’s school. This award is not renewable. An individual may only receive this award one time. Awards must be used for the 2016-2017 academic year.

APPLICATION

Applications are available at The Denver Foundation website (www.denverfoundation.org). The deadline to apply is March 7, 2016. For more information, please contact Jack Czarniecki at 303-996-7328 or at jczarniecki@denverfoundation.org