Pete Treperinas of the University of Washington is the recipient of the 2012 NWGMA Scholarship
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This scholarship is given annually to one qualified student. The intention of this scholarship is to assist the recipient in finishing their final year in college or university, and may be applied by the student toward tuition or school-related expenses. This scholarship is based upon merit. All are eligible to apply, provided they meet the stated criteria.
Amount of scholarship: $2,500
· Student will be entering his or her senior or final year at college or university
· Student must be majoring in communications or other appropriate field
· Student must have demonstrated an ability in sports journalism, through published articles, press releases, scripts, or other forms of sports communication
· Applicant must be a student at a college or university in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia)
· Student must submit a cover letter, outlining their achievements in sports journalism and their career goals for the future
· Student must submit a transcript of their collegiate accomplishments
· Student must provide three references, whether personal or professional
· Student must provide the name of their school or career advisor, as well as the contact information of this person
How to Apply
· Application materials should be mailed to:
Northwest Golf Media Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
2540 NE 92nd
Seattle, Washington 98115
· Deadline for applying: April 30 of each year (for consideration of the following fall term)
· Scholarship will be awarded on May 31 of each year
· Additional questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER - Along with the scholarship, each recipient will be given the opportunity to submit future golf-related sportswriting for publication in the various outlets represented by members of the Northwest Golf Media Association.
The Northwest Golf Media Association shall exist for the purpose of promoting the best interests of the game of golf in the Pacific Northwest with the assistance of individuals in the Northwest golf media.
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2012 NWGMA Scholarship
Pete Treperinas, a senior at the University of Washington, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 NWGMA Scholarship, which is given annually by the Northwest Golf Media Association.
Treperinas, a 21-year-old journalism major interested in a career in sports journalism, is a graduate of Shorewood High School in the Seattle suburb of Shoreline.
Pete Treperinas, recipient of the 2012 NWGMA Scholarship
Jeff Shelley, co-founder of the NWGMA and longtime editorial director for Cybergolf, said, "When Bob Spiwak and I founded the NWGMA in 1995, one of my goals was to take the organization to a place where we could justify financially - through member dues and contributions - the creation of an annual scholarship for college students interested in writing about golf after graduation. Though it took 17 years, awarding our first NWGMA Scholarship to Pete is personally very satisfying."
Treperinas is on schedule to graduate next June. He attended summer school after spending spring in Greece as an exchange student.
"My Greek heritage is a big part of my life," said Treperinas, whose growing-up years included Greek folk dancing and Greek church activities. He goes by the first name of Pete, but his given name is Panayiotis (Pana-YO-teez).
NWGMA President Tom Cade said, "Pete got the nod over some other strong applicants. One thing that caught the eye of our committee was his involvement in golf, particularly as the two-year captain of his high school team. He obviously is someone who knows and enjoys the game and he has done well in his college studies and as a sportswriter for the UW Daily and in internships at 710 KIRO (ESPN's Seattle affiliate station) and Seattlepi.com."
Like most journalism students, Treperinas said he can't predict if he will wind up working for a newspaper, magazine, website, radio station or other media outlet. What he is sure about is that the scholarship money will be helpful in his final year of college. "I'll definitely put it to good use," he said.
The majority of funding for the NWGMA Scholarship was arranged by NWGMA members John Tipping and Owen Hoskinson, who own and operate the Seattle Golf & Travel Show and the Vancouver (B.C.) Golf & Travel Show. They donated the proceeds from the silent auction at their Seattle show to the scholarship. "Their generous donation has made this scholarship possible," said Cade.
The scholarship is open to all students who are entering their senior year at a Northwest college or university and who have demonstrated an interest and ability in sports journalism. The scholarship is posted at universities in Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia and Washington.