LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Press Women is proud to announce Alexandria Brown, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock student, as its 2021 scholarship recipient.

Brown is a journalism major who aspires to work as a broadcast reporter and is especially interested in radio. She formerly interned at KUAR, the Little Rock National Public Radio affiliate, where she’s reported on issues such as the census and a proposed city sales tax. She now works part-time as the All Things Considered host and a reporter at the station.

She’s also worked for The Forum, a student newspaper at the university.

“I’m honestly so grateful to have been awarded the scholarship,” Brown said about the $1,000 scholarship that will be presented to her Saturday, May 8 at an APW awards ceremony in Little Rock.

Brown is a rising senior from England, Ark.

“We’re excited to support Alexandria in her journalism journey. Her student experiences in the newsroom and on the local NPR affiliate show her strong desire to tell people’s stories and give them a voice. Arkansas Press Women is a strong supporter of the First Amendment and Alexandria stood out in her desire to contribute to a better democracy,” said Kristin Netterstrom Higgins, president of Arkansas Press Women.

Arkansas Press Women was founded in 1949 by women working in Arkansas newspapers to provide an opportunity to compete and network in a male-dominated industry. The organization is now an association of communicators in journalism, public information, business, education and government. 

APW is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women and will be hosting the 2021 NFPW Conference virtually in June. For more information on APW, visit  

About this scholarship
Arkansas Press Women awards a $1,000 scholarship each spring to an undergraduate student – male or female – who is planning a career in mass communications or journalism at an Arkansas college or university.

Funding for this scholarship comes from APW’s Maudine Sanders Education Fund. Sanders, a previous owner of the Springdale Morning News, was a long-time member of Arkansas Press Women before her passing in 2011.