Applications for the 2010 Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship, one of
the most prestigious journalism scholarships available in Pennsylvania,
will be accepted until April 15, according to the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing
Editors who make the annual selection. The winner will receive a
$3,000 cash award and be presented with the scholarship at the PAPME's
annual conference in May in Harrisburg.
The award, which has been given annually for the past several decades,
is named after Flamminio, the former Allentown
Morning Call and Coatesville
Record editor. Flamminio was known for building a spirit of
cooperation that has become the hallmark of the Pennsylvania Associated
Press Managing Editors. Prior to his death in 1986, Ralph was a
champion for a close association of Pennsylvania newspapers. He
believed PAPME could strengthen the network of newspapers and enrich
its content by making stories more relevant to readers through
contributions to the Associated Press.
Applicants for the award must be Pennyslvania residents and attend a
four-year institution. While candidates do not have to be journalism
majors, they should be determined to pursue a career in journalism.
To apply, students should submit a cover letter describing experience
in print journalism, interest in the field and what they might
contribute to the craft as a journalist, a college transcript, up to
five clips and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or
Applications can be sent to Larry Holeva, PAPME Scholarship Chairman,
c/o The Citizens' Voice, 75 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18711.