Every year the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club awards scholarships to high school and college students in the memory of famed columnist Herb Caen (left). The details are announced in January and the deadline for applications is usually at the end of February or early March. Check back to the Press Club Web site for details.

Scholarship funds will be paid to the schools that the winners plan to attend, or are attending, to defray any college-related expenses.

Print and photo entrants should send:

    A one-page resume.

    Three to five clippings of stories mounted on letter-sized white paper; or photos on a CD, or video on a DVD-R.

    A letter of recommendation from an instructor in journalism, communications or English.

Entries should be sent to:

    Peninsula Press Club Scholarships
    Attention: Darryl Compton
    4317 Camden Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94403-5007

Finalists will be interviewed in person by the Press Club’s Scholarship Committee. Winners will be honored at the Press Club’s Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards which are held in late May or early June of every year.

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