January 12, 2001

Scholarship Deadline Approaching For Area High School Seniors

The deadline for San Diego County high school seniors to apply for a Salute to Education scholarship is Friday, February 23, 2001. San Diego County Ford dealers will award 300 $1,000.00 scholarships to local seniors to continue their educations at technical/vocational schools, junior colleges or universities. In addition, one lucky scholarship recipient will win a new Ford vehicle.

Seniors attending accredited public and private high schools in San Diego County who are eligible for graduation in Spring 2001 and have not received a full four year scholarships to a college or university are eligible to apply regardless of grade point average. Academic achievement is considered, but is not the sole factor in determining scholarship recipients. Applicants are also evaluated on community service and personal achievement.

Scholarships will be awarded in arts, athletics, foreign language, general, language arts, mathematics, performing arts, science, social science and vocational/technical at the Salute to Education Scholarship Announcement Ceremony at Copley Symphony Hall on May 8 when the drawing for a new Ford Focus or Ford Ranger will be held.

Scholarship applications are available from high school counselors, all San Diego County Ford dealers and on the website at www.saluteto-education.com.

This is the fourth year the San Diego County Ford dealers will award scholarships to area high school seniors through the Salute to Education program. "The San Diego County Ford Dealers believe providing educational assistance to high school students who aspire for self improvement and to better their communities is the best interest of San Diego County at large," says Michael Baker, Chairman of San Diego County Salute to Education and General Manager of Bob Baker Ford. "The current demands of knowledge and know-how in our technologically advanced society require continue education. The San Diego County Ford dealers are pleased to provide assistance for the local young people to further their knowledge and skills to meet the demands of the future."


The Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health For 2001

In 2001, the Kaiser Media Fellowships Program will award up to six fellowships to print, television, and radio journalists interested in health policy, health financing and public health. The aim is to provide journalists with a highly flexible range of opportunities to pursue individual projects combined with group briefings and sitevisits on a wide range of health and social policy issues.

This program will offer an annual stipend of $35,000 (prorated for length of actual fellowship). Travel for research purposes is also available. Applications needs to be submitted by March 9, 2001.

For more information, check our website, www.kff.org; to apply for the 2001 awards, write to: Penny Duckham, Executive Director of the Kaiser Media Fellowship Program, Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, e-mail: pduckham@kff.org


An internship program for young minority journalists interested in specializing in urban public health reporting

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is again sponsoring summer internships, starting in June 2001, at nine major metropolitan newspapers and at three local television stations, for young minority journalists interested in reporting on urban public health issues. The interns are selected by the newspapers/TV stations.

The Kaiser Internship Program provides an initial week-long briefing on urban public health issues and health reporting at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Interns are then based for ten weeks at their newspaper/TV station, typically under the direction of the Health or Metro Editor/News Director, where they report on health issues. The program ends with a 3-day meeting and site visits in Boston. Interns receive a 12-week stipend and travel expenses. The aim is to provide young journalists or journalism college graduates with an in-depth introduction to and practical experience on the specialist health beat.

For more details, check our website at www.kff.org; to apply for the 2001 program.

Heineken and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Conduct Search for Student Journalists

Heineken USA has again teamed up with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in a search for student journalists to serve as on-air reporters for the upcoming Billboard International Latin Music Awards in Miami. Entrants selected for the program will travel to Miami in April—and work to report all aspects of news associated with the event.

From Miami, the entrants will file news reports for radio stations in their local markets. The entrants will also receive special instruction from news professionals from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

"Providing aspiring Hispanic broadcast journalists with the opportunity to cover such a high profile event is something that we're very proud to be a part of, "says Joseph Carvajal, Associate Brand Manager at Heineken USA.

To apply for Heineken: On Assignment, entrants must submit a 10-minute or shorter demo cassette tape, in Spanish, of their best work in radio (can be news, features, interviews or documentaries), along with a cover letter describing their interest in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. A brief description of the tape's content is also recommended. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical trade school and they must be proficient in Spanish and English. Entrants must also be available to travel to Miami from April 23-29, and they must be 21 years of age or older.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 17, 2001. Applicants must include address, age and a phone number where they can be reached. Application materials must be addressed to The National Association of Hispanic Journalists; Heineken: On Assignment program; Attn: Nancy Tita; 1193 National Press Building; 529 14th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20045-2100.

Complete details of Heineken: On Assignment application requirements (application materials and eligibility information) are available by logging onto www.nahj.org. To ensure eligibility, interested entrants should review the program requirements listed at www.nahj.org before applying.

Heineken y la Asociación Nacional de Periodístas Hispanos Realizan Una Búsqueda de Periodístas Estudiantes

Heineken USA se ha asociado con la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos (NAHJ) en la búsqueda de periodístas estudiantes para servir como reporteros en directo para los próximos Premios Billboard International a la Música Latina en Miami. Los participantes seleccionados para el programa viajarán a Miami en abril —y trabajarán cubriendo todos los aspectos de las noticias asociadas con el acontecimiento.

Desde Miami, los participantes enviarán informes noticiosos a estaciones de radio en sus mercados locales. Los participantes recibirán también instrucción especial de profesionales de la noticia pertenecientes a la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos.

El proporcionar a los aspirantes a periodistas de radiodifusión la oportunidad de cubrir un acontecimiento de tan alto nivel es algo de lo que nosotros estamos muy orgullosos", afirma Joseph Carvajal, Subgerente de Marca de Heineken USA.

Para presentarse como candidatos a Heineken: On assignment, los participantes deben enviar una cinta de casete de demostración de 10 minutos o menos, en español con sus mejores trabajos para la radio (pueden ser de noticias, reportajes especiales, entrevistas o documentales), junto con una carta de presentación que describa su interés en seguir una carrera en el periodísmo de radiodifusión. También se recomienda incluir una breve descripción del contenido de la cinta. Los candidatos deben estar matriculados en una escuela superior, universidad o escuela técnica acreditada y deben ser competentes en español e inglés. Los candidatos también deben estar disponibles para viajar a Miami del 23 al 29 de abril, y deben tener 21 años de edad o más.

La fecha límite para la presentación de solicitudes es el 17 de marzo de 2001. Los solicitantes deben incluir su dirección, edad y un número telefónico en donde puedan ser localizados. Los materiales de solicitud deben dirigirse a la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos; Heineken: On Assignment Program; Atención: Nancy Tita; 1193 National Press Building; 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20045-2100.

Los detalles completos sobre los requisitos de solicitud (materiales de solicitud e información sobre elegibilidad) de Heineken: On Assignment están disponibles por vía electrónica en www.nahj.org. Para asegurar su elegibilidad, los candidatos interesados deben revisar los requisitos del programa listados en www.nahj.org antes de enviar sus solicitudes.

Congressman Bob Filner Seeks Nominees for College Corps

Congressman Bob Filner is now accepting applications for Congressional nomination to the College Corps National Role Models Academy for the academic year beginning in September 2001. The College Corps is a residential, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, high tech, college prep magnet school, with the goal of placing 100% of its graduates into college. Graduates will earn a high school diploma and receive training leading to Information Technology certifications in a controlled, structured campus environment.

The College Corps is located at Ft. Ritchie, MD, a former Army installation closed in 1998. The school's program is designed to give a second chance opportunity to our nation's six million young people who left high school without graduating.

Admission is open to students aged 14-19 who dropped out of school during the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Students must demonstrate a strong commitment to obtaining a high school diploma and an interest in attending college. Nominees must also reside in California's 50th Congressional District.

For more information or to request an application form, please call Congressman Filner's community office at (619) 422-5963.

Applications for New Class at UCSD's Preuss School Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted by the Preuss School at the University of California, San Diego for a new class of sixth grade students entering in the fall, 2001.

Parents and other members of the community interested in enrolling students in the innovative school are invited to attend an informational meeting from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Preuss School campus on UCSD's east campus. (Directions are available online at http://preuss.ucsd.edu). Free parking is provided across the street in Lot 702.

In addition to 100 spaces for current fifth grade students, a limited number of spaces also are available for eighth grade students who will be entering the ninth grade. The incoming class of 100 sixth graders will bring the school's total enrollment to 516 sixth through 10th graders. At steady state, in the year 2003, the school will accommodate 700 sixth through 12th grade students.

The Jan. 20 open house for perspective students will include talks by Doris Alvarez, principal, faculty members, current students and parents. A workshop on how to effectively complete application forms will be led by John Bwarie. Tours of the new Preuss School campus will be given and classrooms will be open for viewing.

The mission of the Preuss School is to prepare low income and educationally underserved students for admission and graduation from a university. Criteria for admission includes (1) qualification for the state's subsidized lunch program; (2) no parent who has graduated from a four year college, and (3) the potential to succeed academically.

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