Each year, the Orange County Press Club awards scholarships to local students with a passion for journalism. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter explaining why they want to be a journalist and why journalism matters, a resume, and three to five samples of their work. Applications are due May 15, 2019.

Applications may be emailed to ocpressclub@gmail.com, with "SCHOLARSHIP" in the subject line.

From left: Amy Weng received our Larry Welborn/CSPA Scholarship. Given in partnership with the California Scholastic Press Association, the scholarship helps students like Amy attend the CSPA summer workshop at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. This year's Vi Smith Scholarship winners include Hannah Schoenbaum ($250, Boston University), Margherita Beale ($1,000, Orange Coast College) and Harrison Zhang ($500, Arizona State University).  Photo by John Gilhooley