The Sacramento Press Club is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to support the next generation of journalists through scholarships for college students. Our scholarships are paid for through donations and ticket sales to regular events with California and national newsmakers. Learn more about The Sacramento Press Club.
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Your support for the Sacramento Press Club helps us provide scholarships to aspiring journalists. This year we awarded more than $39,000 to eight students.
2020 Nereida Skelton Scholarship Recipient
I love journalism because it allows me to learn something new every day, and gain new perspectives with every story. It will allow me to change my world, if not the world.
Nereida Skelton Scholarship
Why is journalism important to you?
People in my community, including myself, have a “I’ve got a lot of brains but no polish” (My Shot – Hamilton) mentality. I am studying journalism to be that polish for them. I want to be able to synthesize major ideas so my subjects can be true to themselves and their passions. Journalism is important to me because it keeps democracy alive! I have the passion and the drive to keep up with the hardships of reporting news. I love journalism because it allows me to learn something new every day, and gain new perspectives with every story. It will allow me to change my world, if not the world.
How will the SPC scholarship help you achieve your goals?
The SPC scholarship is helping me achieve my goals by providing capital. I need money to study journalism. I need money to feed and house myself while I do so. Besides the obvious, this scholarship has given me confidence in myself so that I can achieve my goals.
What is your ideal job in journalism?
My ideal job in journalism is to build my own media group in the City of Stockton. I want to always be available and honest for my neighbors. I want to build something that can be trusted, something that can be passed on to future journalists in my area.
We are grateful to our generous Sacramento Press Club 50 donors, who help us provide more than $30,000 in scholarships annually.