Joanne Norris Scholarship

The deadline has passed for this scholarship opportunity.

Joanne Norris, a renowned journalist, received accolades for her work with publications such as the Redding Record-Searchlight and the Long Beach Press-Telegram, among others. Commencing her career in the 1950s, an era with limited female representation in journalism, she committed herself to ventures beyond superficial assignments. Joanne delved into pressing societal issues, including racism, sexism and bias. She recognized that trustworthy journalism entails a comprehensive exploration of stories, unhesitatingly following the facts wherever they may lead and presenting them with unwavering reverence for the indisputable importance of truth.

Scholarship Prize: A single student will receive a nonrenewable award of $1,000, which will be disbursed directly to their university or college admissions office.

The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is December 31, 2021. The selected recipient will be notified by us in January 2022.


All applicants should:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Currently have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Submit a short essay (details below)

To Apply:

Please send all applications to [email protected].

To be considered, please email us:

  1. Name (First & last)
  2. Email address
  3. Phone number
  4. Street Address, City, State and Zip Code.
  5. Birth date
  6. Current High School
  7. College you plan on attending
  8. Degree you are seeking
  9. Current GPA (cumulative)
  10. How did you hear about the scholarship?
  11. Your essay.

Kindly ensure that your essay consists of about 500 words. In your own unique expression, please tell us "What is the role of the press in a free society?"

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