Burt Hochberg Scholarship for Ethical Journalism

You're Invited to Apply for the Burt Hochberg Scholarship for Ethical Journalism

Amount: $1000 
Application Deadline: Monday, April 21, 2014
Notification Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Minimum Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0
  • Gain admission and enroll at Adelphi University, as a new freshman, for the Fall 2014
  • Major in communications, with a concentration in Journalism

Application Requirements: 

  • Submit one letter of recommendation that speaks to your writing abilities*
  • Submit a journalistic sample of your work, such as a news story, article, video, Blog, etc*. 
  • Using the space provided in the application below, respond to one of the following essay topics in 500 words or less:
    • Please discuss an ethical problem you confronted as a high school journalist and  explain how you resolved this issue.
    • What do you think are the major ethical battlegrounds that student journalists are currently facing, and how would you act in the face of these issues? 

* Please send your journalistic sample and letter of recommendation directly to Rory Shaffer Walsh, Coordinator for the Burt Hochberg Scholarship for Ethical Journalism.  These items may be mailed, faxed or emailed to the below contact information: 

Email: shafferwalsh@adelphi.edu
Fax:    516-877-6890
Mail:    Rory Shaffer Walsh
           Coordinator Burt Hochberg Scholarship for Ethical Journalism
           Adelphi University 
           Levermore Hall, Rm 207
           1 South Ave
           Garden City, NY 11530 
Mailing Address


I certifyall information in my application is accurate and my own work.


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