WJEA offers several opportunities for both students and advisers to attend summer workshop for free or grants for professional development.

WJEA Summer Workshop Grant

Come to the WJEA Summer Workshop for free! The purpose of the WJEA Summer Workshop Grant is to invest in student journalists of promise by waiving the fee to attend the WJEA Summer Workshop. Judges will consider how the student and his or her scholastic journalism program will benefit as a result of attending the workshop. Financial need is also a strong consideration.
Here’s your chance to show your potential to impact your school’s journalism program. The application is simple, so send it in. Three grants will be awarded. No more than two grants may be awarded to the same school. The summer workshop is each year in late July or early August. Your adviser must be a current WJEA member for you to qualify. Applicants will be notified of their status in early June.

Previous recipients:
Lisa Herzog, W.F. West High School in Chehalis
Jaimie Koehler, Nooksack Valley High School in Everson
Brianna Silves, Nooksack Valley High School in Everson
Ashley Thompson, Puyallup High School

Sabrienne Doll, Cashmere HS
Corinne J. Jahnsen, WF HS, Chehalis

Jennifer Marescalco, Spanaway Lake HS

James Eberlein, Emerald Ridge HS; Tom Senn, Ephrata HS

Adviser Scholarship

In its continuing effort to provide enrichment opportunities for its members and to further the cause of scholastic journalism, WJEA announces its Adviser Scholarship. WJEA will provide up to $750 for both one inexperienced adviser and for one experienced adviser to attend workshops of their choice during the year.

  • Winning advisers must be WJEA members
  • Previous recipients may apply again after three years.
  • Winners will be announced this spring.
  • The scholarships may be used for conference fees and travel, but not to acquire equipment or classroom materials.
  • Interested advisers please download (above) and submit application by mail or email to:
    WJEA Headquarters • PO Box 24389 • Seattle WA 98124 or [email protected]

Previous recipients

2017 – Teresa Scribner, Cleveland STEM HS
2016- Anna Ferinand, Sedro-Woolley HS, Kathryn Badger, Interlake HS
2014 – Jacob Savishinsky, Aviation HS; Stephanie Keagle, Auburn Mountainview HS; Meghan Delaney, Eastlake HS
2013 –
2012 –
2011 – Christine Roux, Roosevelt HS; Julie Paddock, Suquamish Early College HS
2010 – Sandra Coyer, Puyallup HS; Dean Busching, Brewster HS
2009 – Eddie Reed, Cleveland HS; Krisin Marciochi, Tumwater HS
2008 – Stephanie Keagle, Auburn Mountainview HS
2007 – Laurie Bender, Kamiakin HS; Gay Buissink, Walla Walla HS
2006 – Susan Fergueson, Mount Si; Merrilee Schneider, Arlington
2005 – Dan Hardebeck, Timberline H.S.; Karen Gemeinhart, Cashmere HS
2004- Dana Smith, Sehome HS, Bellingham
2003- Sandra Wilson, Puyallup HS; JoAnn Parr, Spanaway Lake HS
2002- Joy Lessard, Ellensburg HS; Susan Fergueson, Mount Si HS

If you were a recipient prior to 2002, please contact us so that we can update our records.