Quill and Scroll announces 2017 scholarship winners

IOWA CITY, Iowa (August 21, 2017) – Quill and Scroll is proud to announce its scholarship winners for 2017: Erinn Aulfinger of Lakota East High School in Liberty Township, Ohio; Samantha Nork of Fraser HS in Fraser, Michigan; Cierra Wall of Nation Ford HS in Fort Mill, South Carolina; Caroline Cooney of The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Maryland; and Katelyn Pinkley of Richland R-1 HS in Essex, Missouri.

Each year students all over the world are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments by being awarded various scholarships. The scholarships each have guidelines about how they are awarded and why the students are deserving. Former Quill and Scroll Executive Director Vanessa Shelton worked diligently to award the students the honors they have earned.

Quill and Scroll national contest winners in the International Writing, Photography and Multimedia Contest, Blogging Competition or the Yearbook Excellence Contest are eligible as seniors to apply for scholarships – the Edward J. Nell Memorial, or the George and Ophelia Gallup awards. The Richard P. Johns award is available to all Quill and Scroll seniors, including those who did not enter contests.

In order to apply for scholarships, the following documents and recommendations need to be provided:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from your principal or counselor; one from a media adviser/teacher (see guidelines on Request for Letter of Recommendation form)
  • A small, colorphoto of yourself with name on the back
  • A statement of not more than 500 words
  • Three examples of your journalistic work.

Scholarships can be used for tuition, room and board at any college or university that offers a major in journalism or related areas of communications.

Listed below are the winners for 2017, as well as their future plans.

George and Ophelia Gallup Scholarship ($1000 each x 2 recipients)

Erinn Aulfinger, Liberty Township, Ohio (Read Erinn’s post about using skills to solve problems.)
High School: Lakota East HS, Liberty Township, Ohio
Attending: Ohio State University

Erinn Aulfinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Nork, Mount Clemens, Michigan
High School: Fraser HS, Fraser, Michigan
Attending: Macomb Community College

Samantha Nork

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard P. Johns Scholarship ($500)

Cierra Wall, Fort Mill, South Carolina
High School: Nation Ford HS, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Attending: Hawaii Pacific University

Cierra Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward J. Nell Scholarship ($500 x 2 recipients)

Caroline Cooney, Bel Air, Maryland 21014
High School: The John Carroll School, Bel Air, Maryland
Attending: Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland

Caroline Cooney

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katelyn Pinkley, Essex, Missouri
High School: Richland R-1 HS, Essex, Missouri
Attending: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Katelyn Pinkley

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