WOBURN, MA – The Journalism Education Foundation of New England, a division of the New England Newspaper & Press Association, has announced the recipients of their 2022 journalism scholarships.

This year, scholarships will be awarded to six students. Four collegiate students will each receive $2,000, and two high school students will each receive $1,000.

Congratulations to:
Katherine Hapgood, Boston (MA) University
Magnolia McComish, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
Isabella Paredes Mendoza, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
Nicholas Miller, Brown University, Providence, RI
Andrew Roberts, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA
Katie Simons, Staples High School, Westport, CT

We asked the students how the scholarship will help them while studying journalism, and this is what they had to say:

Isabella Paredes Mendoza

“I am deeply thankful to the Journalism Education Foundation of New England and the New England Newspaper and Press Association for this thoughtful support, and for investing in my future as a journalist. As someone eager to learn, this scholarship will help me continue pursuing my education, expand my knowledge and gain enriching experiences. In this way, I will become the best journalist I can be, contributing to our communities.”

Katherine Hapgood

“This scholarship is a tremendous help financially and professionally. Knowing that the industry I hope to one day have a career in supports me is extremely encouraging and a good sign that I am on the right path. The brunt of my journalistic work has gone uncompensated, and this scholarship is a huge help as I hope to attend law school in the near future.”

Magnolia Mccomish

“I would like to thank you and JEFNE’s scholarship committee for selecting me to receive this scholarship. Your belief in my future as a journalist means so much and motivates me to keep improving and strive to be a better journalist. Receiving this scholarship for the completion of my degree also takes a huge financial burden off my shoulders. Scholarships and organizations like JEFNE give me both the courage and financial safety net to shoot higher and take on bigger challenges in my journalistic career. Your investment towards my future is an honor that validates the efforts I have put towards my education.”

Nicholas Miller

“I came to college uncertain of my career goals, knowing only that I loved to write. But reporting for my journalism classes and campus publications has opened my eyes to the enjoyment I find in journalism, and in particular, the excitement I feel while speaking with an incredible variety of people and while learning in depth about a range of topics. The Journalism Education Foundation of New England scholarship will help to alleviate the financial pressures of college, enabling me to focus on the skills I will need in my future journalism career and on the stories I find joy and satisfaction in pursuing.”

Andrew Roberts

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award. I feel this scholarship will help me to pursue the sports journalism career I have dreamed of.”

Katie Simons

“I am overjoyed to be a recipient of the JEFNE scholarship. Since I began taking journalism classes my freshman year I knew that I wanted my future to be in reporting. This fall I am attending the University of Southern California (USC) to study journalism at their Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. This scholarship will help support my studies at Annenberg and will help set me on the path I’ve hoped to pursue since my freshman year.”