Do you know a high school senior at a Carmelite parish or school who loves to write and could use some financial help for college attendance?
The Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary (PCM) Order of Carmelites established the scholarship to promote careers in writing.
Journalist, Director, Instructor and Celtophile, Carmelite Father Kevin Shanley was a pioneer in journalism for the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province. As editor of the Carmelite Review he published 406 issues from 1962 to 1998. He also began the “Carmelite News Service” as the press office for the Province. Concurrent with the Carmelite Review he was also editor of the Sword. This award is to be given out in his memory as we invite students to contemplate a journalism career.
The Carmelite Review is committed to encouraging young people to consider being writers and reporters. Many opportunities in the field are available, including Catholic journalism. Writing about your faith through the eyes of Carmelite–developed roots can be very rewarding. The ability to express this cultivated and animate charism in words is the very reason for establishing this scholarship.
“Father Kevin left a legacy that should be embraced and acknowledged, “ says Sal Lema, Communication Director for the Province. “The world of journalism has seen a sharp drop since the evolution of the internet and social media networks. All the more reason to seek faith-based young adults as they begin to consider their future careers,” Lema said.
This contest is open to students who are in their senior year at a Carmelite high school or are members of a Carmelite parish. Essays between 800-1000 words on the subject: How does a Carmelite Education Promote Evangelization?, is to be sent by a school teacher, school representative, or pastor, parish representative, either by mail or on-line. Submission date is April 13, 2012. Awards will be presented at graduation. The scholarship of $1,000 includes publication of the essay in our magazine. Second and third place prizes of $250 and $150 will also be awarded.
Double–spaced typed essays with no personal information attached should be sent to: Father Kevin Shanley, O.Carm., Journalism Scholarship Award
Carmelite Review Magazine, 8501 Bailey Road, Darien, Illinois 60561
Essays may be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover sheet should include: essay title, student’s name, name of school, teacher or school contact, or parish and name of pastor. A list of your activities during your high school time including parish involvement should also be submitted. Also indicate your prospective college and major.
Essays cannot be submitted by the student. Submissions must be sent through a high school teacher or school representative, or pastor or other parish representative. Direct student submissions will not be accepted.
Very Reverend Carl J. Markelz, O.Carm., Prior Provincial, Carmelite Review Publisher ; Father Gregory Houck, O.Carm., Carmelite Review Consulting and Copy Editor, and Sal Lema, Carmelite Review Editor-in-Chief.
For more information contact the Carmelite Media office at 630.971.0724 or e-mail: email@example.com
Source: Sal Lema, Carmelite Media, 8501 Bailey Road Darien, Illinois 60561