Monday, January 28, 2013

2013 Journalism Scholarships

Almost $35,000 in scholarships for journalism students is being offered this year from The Sacramento Press Club, including a $4,000 one honoring Jerry Gillam. The application requirements are listed at
Included among those who may apply are students who will be transferring to a four-year college from a community college. These applicants will need some kind of proof of acceptance at a four-year school in addition to the other elements of the application packet, detailed at the above link.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Journalism Scholarships!

Know someone who wants $$$$ for college? Will this person be a Journalism or related major at a four-year college by fall 2012? Does he or she have some connection to the Sacramento area?

Since 1974, the Sacramento Press Club has offered scholarships to students who are preparing for a journalism career. For 2012, they are offering six scholarships totaling up to $30,000. They continue to be among the largest journalism awards in Northern California.

Interested persons: Apply by March 31, 2012, for one of the Sacramento Press Club’s Scholarships, including the $4,000 Jerry Gillam Scholarship. To learn more and apply, go to

Donations to the Jerry Gillam Scholarship are welcome and tax deductible, too!

Checks can be made out to “The Sacramento Press Club” with memo line: for Jerry Gillam Scholarship and taxpayer ID number: 94-2803395. Checks can be mailed to

Kathleen Beasley

The Write Connection

1000 Sagamore Way

Sacramento, Ca 95822


1. Applicants must be college students who will be juniors, seniors or graduate students in the 2012/13 academic year.

2. Applicants must also have a connection to the Sacramento region. There are three ways to meet this criteria. Applicants only need to meet ONE of the following categories in order to qualify:

a. Students from the Sacramento region

b. Students enrolled in a Sacramento region college or university

c. Students who can show a demonstrated interest in covering news of the Sacramento region. This can include clips of state political coverage, or any issue that you believe ties into the region. Please explain in your cover letter.

Friday, December 16, 2011


House of Cuts

By June Gillam

When dismembered managers begin turning up inside a small town’s only superstore, reporter Hillary Broome finally has something interesting to write about. Her articles on the grisly murders catapult her into the national limelight, threatening to expose the shameful secret that could ruin her career…as well as bringing her to the murderer’s attention. Now Hillary must work with detective Ed Kiffin to solve the case before she becomes the next victim.