Journalism Students Programs & Scholarships

 

Fred Row and C.A.MacLean Journalism Bursary Applications

Entry Deadline: February 13, 2016

 
For those entering or continuing journalism studies 
For those entering or continuing journalism studies 
Entry Deadline: Feb 13, 2016

(8 1/2 x 11)
 
For First Year Journalism Students

For First Year Journalism Students
Entry Deadline: Feb 13, 2016

(8 1/2 x 11)

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Fred Row Journalism award


These bursaries are awarded annually by a committee of editors from the AWNA and presented jointly by Alberta Newsprint Company and the Association at AWNA’s annual convention. Bursaries are awarded to two Albertans and/or NWT residents in the amount of $1,000. each.
Eligible applicants are from Alberta/N.W.T.  who are:

  • students entering their first year of journalism studies;
  • students who have expenses away from home;
  • students from rural Alberta and studying in Alberta;
  • students who are interested in the print media;
  • students who have had articles published ie, school newspaper, year book, weekly or daily newspapers.
  • The studies must be pursued through an accredited, post-secondary institution during the year of, or following application. Application procedures and deadlines are the same as the C. A. MacLean bursary application.
  • Two bursaries are awarded each in the amount of $1000.

Chuck MacLean Memorial Journalism Bursary


This bursary is awarded annually by a committee of editors from the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) and presented jointly by Cenovus Energy and the Association at AWNA's annual convention.  The annual award is intended to help offset tuition and material costs for that year.

The bursary is awarded to TWO Albertans and/or NWT residents in the amount of $2,000 each.

Eligible applicants are from Alberta/N.W.T.  who are:

  • graduating high school students intending to pursue journalism studies or 

     

    existing journalism students 

     

    or staff members of AWNA member newspapers who wish to return to school for refresher courses

     

       

  • The studies must be pursued through an accredited, post-secondary institution during the year of, or following application. Application procedures and deadlines are the same as the C. A. MacLean bursary application.
  • Two bursaries are awarded each in the amount of $2000.

 

 

About Fred Row

Born in 1938 to good hard-working parents who were proud to be dairy farmers in Oxford County about 40 miles north of Lake Erie, Fred Row’s father purchased the farm from his father in 1928 and after struggling through the terrible thirties, became a fairly well-known breeder of Holstein cattle. Education started in a one room, one teacher, eight grade, red brick school house, progressed through Woodstock Collegiate Institute and ended in 1960 with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto.

Work started in Grand Falls, Newfoundland in a newsprint mill as a project engineer, followed by a six-year period split between Ontario and Australia in a technical service function to the paper industry. B.C. was the next stop where, for twenty-two years, work largely involved production and maintenance assignments. In 1989 Ron Stern called and the terrific Alberta Newsprint assignment began.

Fred and his wife moved to the Philippines for six months, after seven Whitecourt winters. Alberta Newsprint got up and running during his time and be very sure that he is proud beyond words to have been a part of that, but after seven years it was time for the organization to reinvent itself to achieve the next level of performance. One good and brutally honest friend told Fred that the one good thing he did for ANC was introduce Iain Thomson to Ron Stern. Since 1977 Fred Row has been involved in operating mills in Oregon and Texas for Ron Stern

About C.A. Maclean

Charles William Alexander MacLean started helping his grandmother, Mrs. A. A. Moore, publish the Strathmore Standard in 1937.  His only break from newspaper production was during the Second World War, when he served in Canada and overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery.


He purchased the Standard upon his return, and continued to publish that until 1951.  He sold the Standard to his brother Hector MacLean, and moved to Camrose. When Chuck moved to the Camrose Canadian, he was in partnership with Rae King and Ken Partridge. They acquired the Tofield Mercury in 1961 and the Wetaskiwin Times in 1965


Chuck had always been dedicated to the newspaper association, and served as Alberta president in 1950 - 1951, and CCNA president in 1976 - 1977.  He was awarded his CCNA Gold Quill in 1977, and received his AWNA Life Membership in 1987.  He was an active Rotarian for over 30 years, a keen Mason and served on his church board in all of the offices