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Texas Auto Writers Association Partners with the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association to Help College Students

Texas Auto Writers Association Partners with the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association to Help College Students | Megan Rodriguez, Marangeli Lopez-Santiago | News | Dallas, Texas, USA

© Photo by CJ Cannon of Megan Rodriguez from Texas A&M University - College Station (left) and Marangeli Lopez-Santiago from University of Texas at Arlington (right)

Source: Texas Auto Writers Association | 4/11/17 | Dallas

To help make a difference in the lives of tomorrow's journalists, the Texas Auto Writers Association recently awarded $2,000 in scholarships at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association's 2017 convention in Dallas.


The Texas Auto Writers Association started in the 1980s as an organization in which automotive journalists could network with each other and automobile manufacturers. Through those connections and various driving events, TAWA members have been able to share news about vehicles and developments within the automotive industry with their readers and listeners. Under the leadership of Texas Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster and prolific automotive journalist Harold Gunn, TAWA established a scholarship fund (now known as the Harold Gunn Scholarship for Journalism)that could benefit college journalists. Over the years, automobile manufacturers and TAWA members have contributed to the scholarship fund which has helped ease the financial burden of higher education for students in Texas.


This year, to broaden its reach to students in all parts of the state, TAWA has partnered with the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, one of the largest collegiate groups in the country. According to Fred Stewart, executive director of TIPA and a professor of journalism at Texas A&M University - Commerce, TIPA has more than 70 member schools.


TAWA board member Derek Shiekhi attended the 2017 TIPA awards breakfast and scholarship presentation at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown on Saturday, April 1 to award two $1,000 scholarships to a pair of journalism students. In front of more than 500 faculty members, advisors, and students from 45 Texas colleges, universities, and community colleges, Megan Rodriguez from Texas A&M University - College Station and Marangeli Lopez-Santiago from University of Texas at Arlington accepted their scholarships.


To learn more about the Texas Auto Writers Association and find out how to join the organization, visit TexasAutoWriters.org.

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