Applications now open for the Bess Whitehead Scott Scribes Scholarship!
Since 1991, the
Bess Whitehead Scott Scholarship Fund
has awarded annual scholarships to aspiring journalists and writers. The scholarship program was named for one of the state’s pioneering women in journalism, Bess Whitehead Scott, who died in 1997 at age 107. She had a celebrated career in newspaper reporting, teaching and advertising and continued writing as a freelancer past her 100th year.
In 2019, the Headliners Foundation of Texas partnered with the Bess Whitehead Scott Fund to incorporate the Bess Whitehead Scott Scribes Scholarship into our existing portfolio of journalism scholarships. We are pleased to announce that in 2020, the Foundation will award the $3,000 Bess Whitehead Scott scholarship to a qualified recipient applying directly through the Headliners Foundation.
This year, the Headliners Foundation is proud to continue the longstanding tradition of the BWS Scholarship Fund to benefit the non-traditional student who is seeking education in fields related to journalism and writing. Whether they already have an established career or simply wish to make a change, these applicants demonstrate an interest in pursuing a degree or career advancement through academic study in journalism, communication or a related field. When reviewing the BWS Scholarship applications, the Headliners Foundation’s Academic Excellence Committee will give strong preference to applicants with 10-15 years of professional work experience in journalism, nonfiction writing or a related field.
DEADLINE: March 27, 2020