Student Scholarships

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Every year, the Journalism Education Foundation of New England (JEFNE) awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are interested in pursuing a career in the newspaper industry. The scholarships, including the MacGregor Fiske Award, are presented by the New England Newspaper and Press Association, and up to 10 students are selected.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be residents of CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT and should be studying for a career in journalism. High school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.

The application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2024.

For more information, contact

Journalism Scholarship Application

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Qualifications for JEFNE Scholarships:

  1. Be a resident of New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT).
  2. Must be a senior in high school or an undergraduate college student, studying journalism or a related field, planning to attend college in Fall 2024.
  3. Have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  4. Demonstrate a serious interest in a career in journalism by sending: a cover letter, transcript, resume or biography, and letter of recommendation.
  5. Submit a body of published work in a school news publication, general circulation newspaper, or a similar publication or a body of work prepared for a journalism class. A minimum of three works must be submitted.
  6. PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application with a link to a Dropbox folder to upload the required documents.
Board of Directors

Randy Capitani, President
Publisher, Deerfield Valley News – Wilmington, VT

Anthony Galvagna, Treasurer
Bank of America – Boston, MA

Ellen Zappala, Clerk
Merrimac, MA

Kristen Nevious
Director Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication
Franklin Pierce University – Rindge, NH

Helen Smith
NE Scholastic Press Assoc.– Boston University

John Voket, Director of Economic and Community Development
Town of Newtown – Newtown, CT

Angelo Lynn, NENPA Liaison
Publisher, Addison Independent – Middlebury, VT

Megan Gentile
Boston College – MacGregor Fiske Scholarship recipient

Rebeca Pereira
Northeastern University

Thomas Lyons
Wesleyan University

Sara Bedigian
University of Connecticut

Briana Ortiz
University of Connecticut

Aashna Miharia
New York University

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

Alison Cross
Monroe, CT

Gillian Follett
Belchertown, MA

Maria Elena Little Endara
Amherst, MA

Leighah Beausoleil
Webster, MA.

Alison Cross
Monroe, CT

Caroline Enos
Gloucester, MA

Julia Preszler
Newtown, CT

Matthew Gouvin
Charlestown, RI

Jenna Ciccotelli
Methuen, MA

Alexandre Silberman
Burlington, VT

Sarah Asch
Middlebury, VT

Allison Marianna Cross
Monroe, CT

Hailey Bryant
Orono, ME

Jenna Ciccotelli
Northeastern University

Caroline Enos
Gloucester High School

Hannah Gellar
East Lyme High School

Paul Lambert
Grafton High School

William Soltero
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cooper Boardman
Staples High School

Mugdha Harshita Gurram
Conard High School

Jacob Maguire
North Kingston High School

Amy McKeever
Stonehill College

Alexandre Silberman
Burlington High School

Matthew Coutre
Emerson College

Isaac Feldberg
Northeastern University

Joshua Kery
Milton High School

Bailey Knecht
Northeastern University

Melanie Kos
Holyoke High School

Amy McKeever
Stonehill College

Amanda Morris
New York University

Aneri Pattani
Northeastern University

Andrew Young
Stamford High School

Matthew Emerson Cappucci
Sturgis Charter Public School

Liam Dacko
Stonehill College

Bailey Knecht
Northeastern University

Daniel Ng
Northeastern University

Aneri Pattani
Northeastern University

Rebecca Rakowitz
Stamford High School

Isaac Stein
University of Chicago

Loretta Donelan
Emerson College

Isaac Feldberg
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

Samantha Libraty
Newton North High School

Dylan Morrill
Keene State College

Rodrigo Saavedra
Clark University

Zachary Sampson
Northeastern University

Gwendolyn Schanker
Northeastern University

Anne Steele
Northeastern University

Evan Popp
Twinfield Union School

Anthony Gulizia
Northeastern University

Brianna Hollis
Northeastern University

Sarah Kinney
Simmons College

Aneri Pattani
Cheshire High School

Zachary Sampson
Northeastern University

Kristin Stoller
Penn State University

April Burbank
Wheaton College

Anthony Gulizia
Northeastern University

Jenna Haskins
Westport, MA High School

Katie Jickling
Hamilton College

Samantha Laine
Northeastern University

Jessica Melanson
Northeastern University

Christina Reinwald
Emerson College

Alexis Beebe
Robert W. Traip Academy

Annesha Bhattacharya
Andover High School

Callum Borchers
Northeastern University

Caitlin M. Francis
Syracuse University

Alex Katz
Northwestern University

Rachel Kossman
Northeastern University

Eliza Machintosh
University of New Hampshire

Skyla Seamans
MA College of Liberal Arts

Lauren Spencer
Tewksbury Memorial High School

Rachel Zarell
Northeastern University