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April 2002

Release Date: April 16, 2002

ASU Ram Page Editor Receives Scholarship, Internship

Julie M. Schlabs, editor of Angelo State University's student newspaper Ram Page, has received two major student journalism honors during the spring semester.

The Hereford senior was named to receive one of four Frank Buckley Scholarships from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and to fill a position in the Scripps Howard Foundation's Semester in Washington program this summer.

Schlabs, who holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from ASU and is currently completing her bachelor's degree in psychology at the university, is the daughter of Ray and Charla Schlabs of Hereford. In addition to editing the Ram Page, she has also served as a Scripps Howard intern at the San Angelo Standard-Times.

The $400 Buckley Scholarship recognizes outstanding accomplishments in student journalism and high potential for future success in news coverage. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, experience in collegiate media and a dedication to pursuing a career in the field. They must also submit examples of their work, letters of recommendation and a letter expressing their dedication to the profession. Only four students from all the four-year universities in the state are selected for the award.

Recipients are chosen by a panel of previous recipients and university teachers who serve as media advisers to university newspapers and broadcast outlets.

As a participant in the Scripps Howard Foundation's internship program, Schlabs will work this summer as a reporter for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C. The internship provides free housing in Washington as well as a stipend to cover expenses during the 10-week summer internship.

The internship allows students to cover politics, breaking news, business, sports and features, including home and garden, health, fitness, technology, travel and food. Additionally, they have opportunities to interview experts at the Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and Federal Reserve, among other governmental entities. Scripps Howard News Service stories are picked up by newspapers throughout the country, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Detroit News Rocky Mountain News and Cincinnati Post.