SOURCE: Society of American Business Editors & Writers

February 24, 2010 16:10 ET

Scholarships Available for SABEW 2010 Annual Conference

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) - Scholarships for 10 professionals will be available at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual conference March 19-21 at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix.

The awards range from $299 to $1,000, announced Warren Watson, SABEW executive director.

Benita Newton Minority Scholarships

Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to minority journalists from SABEW's Benita Newton Fund, set up to honor Newton, a young reporter who died in 2005, while in her first year of her first business journalism position at the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. Preference, of course, will be given to business journalists.

Interested candidates should mail a resume and a cover letter to Watson in care of SABEW, 555 North Central, Phoenix, AZ 85004. In the letter prospective scholarship recipients should address two questions: why they feel they are deserving of an award, and what they plan to do with the knowledge they gain from the three days of sessions at the conference.

David Morrow Prize Awards

SABEW also will award five $500 scholarships to the conference for deserving and passionate professional journalists.

Again, preference will be given to specialists in business journalism, particularly in the area of digital media. The awards will be drawn from the David Morrow Prize, a new fund set up in honor of Morrow. The former editor of TheStreet.com and a SABEW board member, Morrow died recently of cancer.

The Morrow Prize will also fund three mini-scholarships of $299 each. The scholarships can be used to pay registration to the Phoenix conference.

Interested candidates for each award should mail a resume and a cover letter to Watson in care of SABEW, 555 North Central, Phoenix, AZ 85004. In the letter, prospective scholarship recipients should address two questions: why they feel they are deserving of an award, and what they plan to do with the knowledge they gain from the three days of sessions at the conference to innovate and stand out from the crowd. Additional preference will be given to journalists with less than five years of experience.

Two additional scholarships will be donated by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

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