Culpepper Journalism Foundation
The vision of the CJF is to promote excellence in scholastic journalism for students in South Florida. The mission is to provide educational and financial assistance to high school underclassmen so they can attend summer journalism programs at universities. The CJF provides "fellowships" and not scholarships because the winners must return to their high school staffs the next year and be mentors to their classmates.
Looking for a 2024 Summer Program?
Due to the health pandemic, for several years online, virtual programs were the norm because very few universities offered on-campus programs. However, for the summer of 2023 and beyond CJF Fellowships are only for in-person summer programs. Students can research current college journalism programs for high school students. The UF Summer Media Institute is one option: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/summermediainstitute/. Perhaps you have relatives in a different state. Search to see other programs that are being offered and apply.
Review the list for former winners:
Who We Are
The Culpepper Journalism Foundation (CJF) was established in 1997 to honor Dr. Alyce Culpepper upon her retirement from Broward County Public Schools. She always encouraged students to improve their writing, photography and editing skills by attending summer journalism programs at universities. The Sun-Sentinel matched the initial contributions, and all donations go directly to the students because the Culpepper family pays all other expenses. More information on the CJF Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/culpepperjf/
How To DONATE - Financial Information
The Broward Education Foundation (BEF), a non-profit 501 (c) (3), has managed the funds since 1997. If you want to help more students, you can mail a check to: CJF, 100 S.W. 75 Terrace, Plantation, FL 33317. You can make an online donation at the at Broward Education Foundation's website: https://browardedfoundation.org/donate/. Indicate in the Donation Designation line "Culpepper Journalism Foundation." No goods or services will be exchanged for your donation. Please notify the CJF via email to email@example.com indicating your online donation so we can properly thank you.
Seven students from five different high schools have earned Culpepper Journalism Foundation fellowships and will represent Broward County at the University of Florida's 2023 Summer Media Institute.
Honorees include Victoria Damaso and Matthew Kaufman (Stoneman Douglas), Alexa Dobreva (South Plantation), Aiden Lennon and Isaiah Roberts (Pompano Beach), Ella Glassman (Western) and Gina Schoenfeld (Cooper City).
www.CulpepperJournalismFoundation.com - 100 Southwest 75 Terrace, Plantation, Florida 33317