2012 Scholarship Winner

UF Journalism Student Awarded SPJ Scholarship


Erica Alyssa Hernandez, a first-year student at the University of Florida, has been awarded SPJ South Florida Pro’s 2012 scholarship.

Hernandez – a 2011 graduate of Coral Gables High School – majors in journalism with a history minor. She was selected for the $2,500 award by members of the chapter scholarship committee from applicants from Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties planning careers in journalism.

In addition to working on her high school newspaper, Hernandez has written as an intern for The Miami Herald, the Independent Florida Alligator in Gainesville and reported on women’s sports for ESPN Radio Ocala. She was chosen for participation in the 2012 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Campus Coverage Project at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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