SD-SPJ congratulates our scholarship winners

Each year, the San Diego Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awards up to five scholarships to local college students and recent graduates in the categories of print, photo and multimedia journalism. We also give out a scholarship to honor the memory of North County Times award-winning journalist Agnes Diggs and, this year, introduced the Bradley J. Fikes Scholarship to memorialize San Diego Union-Tribune science journalist Brad Fikes, who died in December 2019. All recipients receive $1,000 to cover the cost of their studies.

Congratulations to this year’s winners! They turned in some impressive work that underscored, once again, the breadth of talent among San Diego’s young journalists.

Print Journalism Scholarships

Jack Trent Dorfman, UC San Diego (check out Jack’s work)

Kaitlin Clapinski, San Diego Mesa College (check out Kaitlin’s work)

Julia Woock, Southwestern College (check out Julia’s work)

Andrew Ha, UC San Diego (check out Andrew’s work)

Multimedia Journalism Scholarship

Amber Salas, San Diego State University (check out Amber’s work)

Agnes Diggs Scholarship

Elaine Alfaro, Point Loma Nazarene University (check out Elaine’s work)

Bradley J. Fikes Scholarship

Katy Stegall, San Diego State University (check out Katy’s work)

We’ll be honoring our scholarship recipients and other special awards winners on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Stone Brewing in Liberty Station. Stay tuned for more details.


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