Journalism Contest Announced

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Sponsored by the SC Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

The winner of the 2013 Journalism Contest receives a four-year scholarship to the South Carolina state-supported institution of his or her choice provided, of course, that the winner is otherwise qualified.

The scholarship pays for undergraduate tuition and fees. Each institution has its own definition of tuition and fees, which may or may not include room and board.

The winner must be able to verify financial need to the chosen state-supported institution, which may require completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Colleges and universities recommend that students in financial need complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of the year they will enroll to establish eligibility for student aid. This may require providing income tax return information.

The scholarship may be canceled if the recipient does not maintain general scholastic and conduct standards established by the institution.

To be eligible for the 2013 Journalism Contest, you

  • must be a South Carolinian 16 to 19 years old;
  • must not have entered a post-secondary school before March 1, 2013;
  • must be a high school junior or senior, or otherwise qualified to begin post-secondary education no later than the 2014--2015 school year.


You do not have to have a disability to enter.

For how to enter and rules, please visit the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department's web site.