Honolulu Community College is offering a new scholarship for English 100 students interested in learning about journalism this summer.
The HCC Student Media Board scholarship will make it affordable for up to 20 students to take an English 100 summer class that will be tailored to reporting and writing in the newspaper style. Students in the class will write stories and produce the first Fall edition of the school’s student newspaper, Ka La, and the paper’s web site www.thekala.net .
Topics covered in the class will include basic English grammar and composition, reporting, interviewing, news writing, copy editing, news photography and newspaper and website production.
The scholarships will pay all or part of the tuition and book expenses to the summer class, which runs daily from July 6 to Aug. 18. Priority will be given to incoming high school or continuing Honolulu Community College students who qualify for an English 100 class and express an interest in studying journalism and working for the student newspaper and web site in the future.
To apply for the scholarship, students should write a one-page letter explaining their past experience with a school journalism program, why they are interested in learning more about the journalism field, and a willingness to continue working with the school’s Student Media Board in the fall. Letters of application should be mailed to the Honolulu Community College Student Media Board, c/o Mike Leidemann, 874 Dillingham Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96817. Deadline for applications is June 1.
For more information, see http://www.thekala.net and look for the summer journalism page.