CNPA awards internship grants

SACRAMENTO, December 19, 2006 — After interviews in Northern and Southern California, 10 students from CNPA-member colleges have been confirmed for CNPA Foundation internship grants.

Three are from the community colleges.

The students, who demonstrated an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the newspaper business in California, will receive a roster of CNPA-member newspapers, a letter of recommendation and an educational grant to be awarded upon securing an internship. The finalists came from a group of 17 original grant applicants.

After starting an internship, each student will receive a $1,500 grant. Three finalists who displayed exceptional talent are designated as the Darell Phillips, Lillian McPherson Rouse and Philip N. McCombs scholarship winners and will receive an additional $500.

The students, their colleges and their planned summer residences, are:

* Ashley Gebb, California State University, Chico (recipient of the CNPA Darell Phillips Memorial Scholarship);

* Ian Hamilton, California State University, Fullerton (recipient of the California Press Association Lillian McPherson Rouse Fund scholarship)

* Jeremy Herb, Santa Clara University

* Nichlaus Hulsebus (photography), El Camino College, Torrance

* Erica Jolley-Meers (digital media), California State University, Sacramento

* Travis Mason-Bushman, Contra Costa College, San Pablo

* Farin Montañez, California State University, Fresno

* Cindy Ryan, California State University, Fresno

* Jennifer Scholtes, California State University, Chico (recipient of the California Press Association Philip N. McCombs Fund scholarship)

* Alexis Terrazas, College of San Mateo

The CNPA Foundation is a nonprofit corporation organized in October 1993 to raise funds through tax-deductible contributions for internships and other journalism education activities. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to California students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in the newspaper business. This goal is accomplished by providing financial assistance to college students seeking careers in journalism, advertising or marketing, and to campus newspapers that need new production equipment.

The California Newspaper Publishers Association is a nonprofit trade association representing the daily and weekly newspapers of California.

For more, click the Foundation/Outreach button at http://www.cnpa.com or contact Joe Wirt: (916) 288-6021; joe@cnpa.com .

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