New Norfolk Arts grantee, Spotlight News is offering (3) $500 scholarships to students seeking their 1st year of higher education (includes trade school)! Open to all local students & GED recipients.

The mission of Spotlight News is to create, enhance, and support local independent media through arts and community-focused journalism in the Hampton Roads area.

Students will have until February to interview a professional in their intended field of study, and write a 750-1,000 word essay, including a quote from said professional, and provide 1-2 original photos or pieces of original artwork supporting their essay. The essay will relate something about the Hampton Roads area to the subject or trade they plan to study.

​Winners and select honorable mentions will be published in Spotlight News starting in April and will be honored at a luncheon in May.

They hope that by including trade school students, students with GEDs, and by eliminating a GPA requirement, they will be able to serve students who are not eligible for as many traditional scholarship opportunities.

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