Established in 1992 by The Atlanta Journal, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in print journalism at a Georgia college or university. The McAlister Scholarship is named in memory of Durwood McAlister, former editor of The Atlanta Journal. Parents of applicants must be legal residents of Georgia for two years or the applicant must be a resident of the state for three years. Scholarship recipients must attend a Georgia college or university. Individual need must be established. Family income is among those factors considered. A prior interest in newspaper journalism must be established. Applicant should be recommended by a high school counselor, principal, college professor and/or Georgia Press Association member. Application may be made during senior year in high school or at any undergraduate college level. Scholarship applications are applied to the current academic year. All applications must be resubmitted for consideration for next year. Possible personal consideration could offset or augment any of the above. Scholarship funds are mailed directly to the financial aid office of the college or university and are applied to student’s tuition. Most recent grade transcript, Anticipated college budget, School photograph, Recommendation from high school counselor, principal, college professor, or Georgia Press Association member. Copy of SAT scores. Can be submitted thru email or mail. Scholarship application can be downloaded at the site.
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