Bob Brown Memorial Scholarship For Journalists


  • Awarding Department: Journalism
  • Scholarship Intent: To encourage and recognize meritorious students interested in journalism at SF State and to assist them in pursuing their course of study.
  • Criteria: Submit transcripts of all college courses taken at all institutions. Submit autobiography. Submit essay on topic provided.
  • Major: Multiple: Journalism, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Sophomore, Junior, Senior; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: FULL-TIME (12 Units); Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 3.0; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Journalism Department
  • Campus Address: HUM 305
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1689
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: varies

Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a 250-word, double-spaced autobiography demonstrating the high standards exemplified by Bob Brown -- courage, sensitivity and talent.
  2. Will you be enrolled in at least 12 units in the fall 2024 semester?
  3. A high school GPA 3.5 or higher is required for this scholarship. What is your expected GPA upon graduation?
  4. In a 500-word essay, discuss a current ethical issue in journalism. What steps can reporters and their news organizations put in place in the editorial process to understand and deal with this ethical issue? Include examples from professional news organizations and use the code of ethics from nationally recognized professional organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television News Directors Association. Essays will be judged for their quality of argument, reasoning, evidence and writing.