Arkansas Press Women is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship this year to a college student majoring in journalism or a related communications field.

The deadline to apply is March 30, 2018.


Applicant must be entering his/her junior or senior year in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Applicants must be attending an Arkansas college or university.


The scholarship committee will give preference to the following applicants:

– Are majoring in journalism or mass communications

– Have an overall grade point average of 3.25 or better

– Have published writing or broadcast samples

For more information, contact Scholarship Chairman Ginny Monk at

Funding for this scholarship comes from our Maudine Sanders Education Fund. Maudine Sanders started her journalism career as a bookkeeper for the Springdale Morning News. She later worked as an obit writer and wrote up the important details of local weddings. In 1955, Sanders became part owner of the Springdale Publishing Company. She retired from the business in 1973 when she and her husband sold the business to Donrey Media. Sanders was a long-time member of Arkansas Press Women, and previously served as APW’s president in 1971. She passed away in 2011.