How to apply

Who: Graduating high school seniors and college students planning to pursue a career in journalism can apply for a $2,000 award. Students who attended a high school in Florida or attend or expect to attend a college or university in Florida are eligible to apply.

What: The $2,000 award is granted on the basis of merit and dedication to a journalism career. Past winners and applicants may re-apply.

When: Application deadline for 2014 is September 15. Awards for the 2014-15 academic year will be announced in December.

Where: E-mail your application to

Why: Because you’re a talented young journalist, and we would like to improve the depth, breadth and accuracy of future generations of journalists.

How: All applications must be in electronic format. Fill out, or copy and paste this Barbara Frye application form. Write a 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to be a journalist and why you should be selected for the scholarship. Include three samples of your published work (clips or links), and at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or professional journalist.