Scholarship Lead: John Curley Scholarship Fund

AAJA National Convention: Detroit 2011
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The national convention in Detroit in August promises to be educational, fun, and digitally-focused. For the second time in a row, AAJA-Philadelphia will help pay the expenses for one member to go to the convention from Aug. 10-13.

Our ability to do so comes from the kind generosity of our donor, John Curley, the former president, chairman and CEO of the Gannett company, who teaches at Penn State University and who has been a strong supporter of the Philadelphia chapter of AAJA.

WHAT: The chapter will reimburse the selected member up to $1,000 in expenses to attend the convention. These expenses include the registration fee for the convention, airfare, and hotel costs. (To cut down on costs, please consider rooming with someone at the hotel and registering for the convention by the April 15 early-registration deadline, or definitely by the June 17 pre-registration deadline.) We will not be reimbursing for meals, taxis or other local transportation.

— You must be a current dues-paying AAJA-Philly chapter member to apply.
— We will consider current students or recent graduates who are still trying to establish themselves in the journalism field.
— Send a one-page essay telling the AAJA-Philly board why you want to go to the convention, how you think you will benefit from it, and why you need help with the expenses. E-mail your essay to:

DEADLINE: Apply by the end of the day, Saturday, May 21, 2011
AAJA-Philly board members will review all applications and announce the scholarship winner on Sunday, May 29.

Expenses will be reimbursed in the form of a check at the convention or soon afterward. You must attend the convention to be reimbursed and give us copies of your receipts.

MORE INFORMATION: For more info about the convention, visit:
To see the registration-fee schedule, visit:

We encourage everyone who wants to go and who needs help with expenses to apply for this!