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Undergraduates interested in communications, as well as professional journalists seeking additional academic training, may apply for college and graduate school scholarships sponsored by the Greater Buffalo International Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Applicants must be residents of Western New York, Northwestern Pennsylvania or Southern Ontario and attend accredited colleges or universities that offer courses to enhance journalism training. Applicants also can be from outside the chapter area if they attend Western New York colleges.

Applicants must be either working journalists or prospective college juniors, seniors or graduate students.

To apply, write for an application, sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Annemarie Franczyk, 858 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14212. For information, call Franczyk at 878-5900 or email her at Applications must be postmarked by April 30. Information also is available on Facebook by searching for spjscholarshipbuffalo.

The Greater Buffalo International Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, College Scholarship Fund has awarded more than 125 scholarships valued at $119,000 since the program began in 1978.