Three scholarship opportunities

Once again, your community newspaper association, the BCYCNA, is pleased to offer not one, not two, but three exciting scholarship campaigns!

We are offering two scholarships worth $2,000 and $1,000 to employees of BCYCNA member newspapers and their children. The scholarship will go towards the winner’s first year of post-secondary studies. The application form and promotional poster can be found at:

The deadline is April 15, 2011.

Secondly, in association with Langara College, the BCYCNA will be judging the annual Penny Wise Journalism Scholarship for Women. The Penny Wise Scholarship, worth $2,500, goes to a woman to help her attend an eight-month-long Certificate course Program in Journalism at Langara College. So if you know anybody that fits the criteria, let them know about this fantastic opportunity.

Last but not least, we are offering close to $25,000 in scholarships to College & University students in programs related to the needs of the community newspaper industry in BC and Yukon. The awards will be presented during a luncheon on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at our annual Gala at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

If you have any questions, please go to or call the BCYCNA office at 604-669-9222 ext. 120.

We look forward to seeing the entries!