PUBLISHED: 3:27 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Alaska communicators offer scholarships
Two $1,000 scholarships are offered to Alaska residents who are college or university students planning a career in a communications field by Alaska Professional Communicators, the Alaska Chapter of the National Federation of Press Women. Information is available at

To apply for a scholarship a student must be enrolled at a four-year college. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 30, 2007.

Candidates are selected on the basis of promise in their chosen field, need for the scholarship, and scholastic achievement, in that order. Information is also available from scholarship coordinator, Connie Huff 550-8464

In 1961 pioneer Alaska journalist Kay Kennedy began a professional network to benefit female writers who were geographically scattered around Alaska. Many press clubs at that time did not allow women.

Alaska Press Women welcomed both men and women as members. It became part of The National Federation of Press Women.

The Memorial Scholarship began in 1981 and is presented in memory of members who have died. Their spirit lives on in the scholarship winners.

The name of the organization changed to Alaska Professional Communicators in 2006 to better reflect its diversity in membership from all aspects of the communications fields.