Journalism Students Programs & Scholarships


One of the most rewarding aspects of building a successful organization lies in having an opportunity to recognize excellence. Over the years, AWNA has co-operated with other Alberta industry partners or initiated by itself, a number of successful awards, recognition programs and scholarships. The fact that these activities have consistently proved useful to individuals and our membership, is testimony to their value.

The Central Office plays a participatory role on behalf of the membership and the industry by advertising and informing interested parties of the opportunities available. It processes all applications, dispenses selection and criteria information, and arranges presentation and documentation on behalf of the Association. General information on what is currently available follows.

For information on any of the items detailed below, please contact:
Maurizia Hinse
AWNA Central Office
3228 Parsons Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1M2
1-800-282-6903; 780-434-8746

 

 Fred Row and C.A.MacLean Journalism Bursary Applications

Entry Deadline: February 26, 2014

2014 C A MacLean Journalism Bursary Application
For those entering or continuing journalism studies 
Entry Deadline: Feb 26, 2014
2014 Fred Row Journalism Bursary Application
For First Year Journalism Students
Entry Deadline: Feb 26, 2014
C.A. MacLean Journalism Brochure 
(8 1/2 x 11)
Fred Row Journalism Bursary Brochure
(8 1/2 x 11)


Fred Row Journalism award


These bursaries are awarded annually by a committee of editors from the AWNA and presented jointly by Alberta Newsprint Company and the Association at AWNA’s annual convention in May. Bursaries are awarded to two Albertans and/or NWT residents in the amount of $1,000. each.


Fred Row

Born in 1938 to good hard-working parents who were proud to be dairy farmers in Oxford County about 40 miles north of Lake Erie, Fred Row’s father purchased th farm from his father in 1928 and after struggling through the terrible thirties, became a farily well-known breeder of Holstein cattle.
Education started in a one room, one teacher, eight grade, red brick school house, progressed through Woodstock Collegiate Institute and ended in 1960 with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto.

Work started in Grand Falls, Newfoundland in a newsprint mill as a project engineer, followed by a six-year period split between Ontario and Australia in a technial service function to the paper industry. B.C. was the next stop where, for twenty-two years, work largely involved production and maintenance assignments. In 1989 Ron Stern called and the terrific Alberta Newsprint assignment began.

Fred and his wife moved to the Philippines for six months, after seven Whitecourt winters. Alberta Newsprint got up and running during his time and be very sure that he is proud beyond words to have been a part of that, but after seven years it was time for the organization to reinvent itself to achieve the next level of performance. One good and brutally honest friend told Fred that the one good thing he did for ANC was introduce Iain Thomson to Ron Stern. Since 1977 Fred Row has been involved in operating mills in Oregon and Texas for Ron Stern.


Eligible applicants are Albertans who are:

  • students entering their first year of journalism studies;
  • students who have expenses away from home;
  • students from rural Alberta and studying in Alberta;
  • students who are interested in the print media;
  • students who have had articles published ie, school newspaper, year book,
    weekly or daily newspapers.
  • The studies must be pursued through an accredited, post-secondary institution during the year of, or following application. Application procedures and deadlines are the same as the C. A. MacLean bursary application.
  • Two bursaries are awarded each in the amount of $1000.




Gold Quill


Presented to any member of the Association who has been actively engaged in the weekly newspaper business for an accumulated total of 50 years or longer, who has been or is for a part of that period an owner, executive officer of an owner, editor or publisher, or has served as President of the Association, giving freely of time, energy, talent and ability for the betterment of the Association. At least five years of military service may be included in the 50-year period. The purpose of this honour is to pay tribute to all who have so faithfully served the weekly newspaper profession in Canada. In recognition of this service to journalism, he or whe will receive the CCNA Gold Quill Award, emblematic of such service.


Purpose of Award

To pay tribute to all who have so faithfully served the weekly newspaper profession in Canada.




Silver Quill


Presented to any person engaged in the weekly newspaper business for a period of 25 years or longer who has been or is for a part of that period an owner, executive officer of the owner, editor or publisher. At least five years of military service may be included in the 25-year period. The purpose of this honour is to pay tribute to all who have so faithfully served the weekly newspaper profession in Canada. In recognition of this service to journalism, he or she will receive the CCNA Silver Quill Award, emblematic of such service.


Purpose of Award

To pay tribute to all who so faithfully served the weekly newspaper profession in Canada.


Bronze Quill


Award certificates similar in design to the above mentioned Gold and Silver Quill Award certificates shall be made available to publishers of member newspapers who may wish to recognize long service of staff members. These certificates shall be presented by the employing newspaper and the wording of the certificate will identify said newspaper as a member of the Association.


Application Procedures

Judging completed by an ad-hoc committee of previous members with input from Executive Director.

Deadline
Citation and plaque awarded at AWNA Annual Convention.
Award Contact
Dennis Merrell, AWNA
3228 Parsons Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1M2
Tel: 1-800-282-6903/ 780-434-8746