College Scholarship

Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship

Each year, the Idaho Press Club awards up to $1,500 to graduates of Idaho high schools who have completed at least 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.

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your interest in a journalism or communications career; samples of your journalistic work, whether published or unpublished; aand a copy of your transcripts, including GPA, through the most recent fall term.  Additionally, please sign the Scholarship Information Release Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship – Information Release (may be electronic signature) and submit with your application.   Applications may be submitted electronically via email to If you have video files, please upload them to YouTube or a similar site and send the link.

The application deadline is February 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