Posted by: Cindy Downes | November 25, 2009

Journalism Scholarship

The Samuel Adams Scholarship for Journalism

Do you consider yourself a talented young journalist? Then you’ll be excited to learn that Patrick Henry College is offering exceptional Christian journalism students the opportunity of a lifetime.

Patrick Henry College is offering three scholarships for highly-qualified applicants to the College’s Journalism Major. We will be awarding one $10,000 scholarship and two $5,000 scholarships. These privately funded scholarships will make it more financially viable for talented, dedicated young people to take advantage of the unique education opportunities available to Journalism students at PHC.

To be considered for the scholarships, applicants should apply through the regular application for admission and scholarship. Take care to study and fulfill all the basic requirements.

Fall 2010 Deadlines

  • Early Action and Scholarship Priority: November 1, 2009
  • The Samuel Adams Scholarship for Journalism: December 1, 2009
  • Regular Decision and Financial Aid: February 1, 2010

Founded in 2000, Patrick Henry College is known for its Christian classical liberal arts approach and emphasis on apprenticeship methodology. This dual emphasis provides a potent foundation for journalistic excellence in a spectrum of writing, reporting, and communications disciplines.

Students who qualify for The Samuel Adams Journalism Scholarship will have a strong academic record, outstanding references, and a demonstrated interest and experience in journalism, as shown by a record in high school of internships or paid positions with newspaper, magazines, news websites, or broadcast stations. Include with your application a portfolio that best exemplifies your journalistic work and experience, featuring the following components:


  1. SAT score of at least 1250 (Math and Critical Reading) or an ACT score of 28.
  2. A short essay describing your interest in journalism and how PHC’s journalism program would help you achieve your career goals
  3. Two letters of recommendation from an employer, supervisor, or mentor addressing your potential as a journalist
  4. A résumé focusing on journalistic experience and journalism-related skills
  5. A feature story or news story of at least 1,000 words (may be published or unpublished)


  • Clips of published articles
  • Samples of news-related multimedia work, such as videos, podcasts, photos, or web pages (submit on CD or DVD)

To be eligible for The Samuel Adams Scholarship for Journalism, applicants must submit a completed admission application package and journalism portfolio to the PHC Office of Admissions by December 1, 2009.


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