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Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Native Canadians


Deadline: November 15, annually

Eligibility: To be awarded to a Native Canadian (status or non-status Indian, Mtis or Inuit) who is studying at a post-secondary institution, or who is actively involved in a post-secondary student newspaper. This scholarship is open to both French and English speaking native Canadians.

Value: A $4,000 scholarship, and an offer of summer employment at The Canadian Press or one of its affiliated companies.

Contact: Paul Woods

The Canadian Press
36 King St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 2L9
Phone: 416-364-0321
FAX: 416-507-2033
E-Mail: editorial@thecanadianpress.com
Website: http://www.thecanadianpress.com

Description: This award is designed to encourage native Canadian students to study journalism at a Canadian and eventually enter the field of journalism in Canada. The award was established in 1990 in honour of Gillis Purcell, general manager of The Canadian Press, the national news agency, from 1945 to 1969. Many of the strengths and traditions of Canadian journalism had their roots in his dedication to the quality of journalism.

Further Details: Application forms can be obtained from schools of journalism, native organizations or from: Marissa D' Mello at the above number. Selection of the successful applicant will be made by a Canadian Press awards committee. The winner is announced in early February.

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