Aspiring journalists may be interested in the Sierra Jenkins Scholarship Fund, newly established by the Virginia Press Foundation and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.
Jenkins, a 25-year-old reporter for The Virginian-Pilot, was shot and killed on March 19 while leaving a Norfolk pizza restaurant. To honor the Norfolk native’s memory, the fund will provide one-time scholarships to Virginia residents pursuing a degree in journalism or communications at a four-year Virginia college or university, a release said.
“The Virginia Press Foundation’s mission is to provide training and resources for student journalists,” said Anne Adams, president of the board of the foundation. “This scholarship fits directly with our mission and helps students further their education in our incredibly important field.”
Jenkins was a 2019 Georgia State University graduate who worked as a news assistant at CNN before returning to her hometown in 2020 to join The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press n...
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