The Sammamish Independent is pleased to announce our 2023 scholarship to support local, youth-led journalism in our community.
Since our founding three years ago, we have been committed to training students from our local high schools to deliver credible, well-written news stories for our neighbors to read.
This newspaper is only possible because of the dedication, perseverance and creativity of our student volunteer reporters and contributors. They provide an important public service that Sammamish depends on. Without their work, our city would be a news desert.
That is why in 2023, we are raising our scholarship to $2,000 per student. This scholarship is open to all eligible high school seniors and current college students, as recognition for their public service in providing news for our community.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:
- 10 published bylines on the Sammamish Independent.
- Acceptance and enrollment in a two-year or four-year college degree program.
- High school diploma
- High school GPA: 2.5 or above
If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. The 2023 application deadline is Monday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m.