[Blueboard] Locsin Scholarships in Journalism

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Sat Feb 7 11:51:16 PHT 2009


The Locsin Scholarships in Journalism
invites applicants for SY 2009-2010



What are the Locsin Scholarships in Journalism?

  The Locsin Scholarships in Journalism are tuition-and-fees  
scholarships granted to deserving juniors or seniors from the Schools  
of Humanities and Social Sciences who wish to pursue programs relevant  
to future careers in journalism. These programs include journalism and  
liberal arts courses that develop skills for expression in media, as  
well as analytical and critical capabilities that may enrich the  
functioning media practitioner in Philippine society. These programs  
focus on developing a critical journalist, one ?curious, sceptical,  
rational, logical, persistent, open-minded, fair and intellectually  
flexible.?

The scholarships come from a fund donated by Ateneo alumnus Raul  
Locsin, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Journalism in 1999, and enriched  
by contributions from his friends and associates from the business  
sector.

Each scholarship is for one school year (two semesters and a summer)  
renewable yearly.

Who may apply?

Juniors and seniors in such courses as Communication, English,  
Interdisciplinary Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science,  
Sociology-Anthropology and Economics who are willing to design their  
programs with a view of an eventual career in print journalism are  
encouraged to apply.

How does a student apply?

Application forms may be obtained from the Department of Communication  
and the Office of Admission and Aid. Completed forms must be submitted  
to the Department of Communication by 16 February 2009.

What programs of study are encouraged for this scholarship?

A student majoring in Communication, for example, may choose the  
Journalism track with seven regular and two free electives distributed  
among such courses as Media and Society, Political Communication,  
Introduction to Journalism, Investigative Journalism, Editorial and  
Opinion Writing and courses in political science, history and the  
humanities.

A student majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies could put together a  
program with electives in communication/journalism and the social  
sciences.

The programs will be individually proposed, discussed and approved by  
the Scholarship Committee comprised of the Associate Dean for Academic  
Affairs, the faculty of the Department of Communication, and a  
representative from the BusinessWorld.

For inquiries: Call the Department of Communication, 426-6001 local 5210.





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