The deadline for applying for the 2018 Carl R. Allen Memorial Scholarship is June 30.
The $1,000 scholarship is sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists with support from The Buffalo News and the Buffalo Newspaper Guild. It is open to African-American high school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are or will be pursuing studies leading to a career in journalism.
Applicants must be permanent residents of Erie or Niagara counties and have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher.
Applications are available in the financial aid departments at area colleges, universities and high schools or by calling 849-5598.
The scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Allen, a longtime reporter for The Buffalo News and The Challenger, who died in 1999.