Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship

The $1,500 Don Watkins Scholarship is awarded each year to graduates of Idaho high schools who have completed one year of college and wish to pursue a career in journalism or communications. Full-time students majoring in journalism or working for a college or professional media outlet are eligible.

To apply, submit a one-page resume; a 500-word essay explaining your interest in a journalism or communications career; samples of your journalistic work, whether published or unpublished; and a copy of your transcripts, including GPA, through the most recent fall term. Applications may be mailed to the Idaho Press Club at P.O. Box 2221, Boise, 83701.

The application deadline is Feb. 15 each year for the scholarship for the following fall. For more information, call IPC Executive Director Martha Borchers at (208) 389-2879, or contact her by e-mail at