Virginia Professional Communicators

Calling all Virginia College Students

Calling all Virginia College Students

on Jan 23, 2018 in Spotlight

The Virginia Press Women Foundation is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving Virginia college student interested in pursuing a career in communications.

The Agnes Cooke Scholarship competition is open to any Virginia college student or to any Virginia resident attending an out-of-state college. Scholarship applicants must be planning a career in journalism, photojournalism, public relations or another related communications field. Applicants do not have to be enrolled in a journalism or public relations degree program to qualify, but strong evidence of a commitment to the field of communications is essential. The scholarship competition is open to female and male students and to undergraduate and graduate students. Members of Virginia Professional Communicators receive additional consideration.

Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The scholarship money will be available for the fall 2018 semester. Applicants must complete the scholarship form (available as a docx or pdf) as well as submit:

Three (3) samples of work
A resume
A letter of recommendation

Please send completed applications to:

Melodie Martin
8203 Bronwood Road
Richmond, VA 23229

If you have any questions, please email or call (804) 928-1977. Also, please visit our website at