The Sheldon Peterson Award is a broadcast journalism scholarship – up to $5,000 – sponsored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
This scholarship is open to high school seniors and college and university students attending any accredited U.S. college or university. To be considered, applicants must plan on entering a career in broadcast journalism and be from or living in Colorado.
Deadline for applications: Feb. 14, 2024
Sheldon Peterson was an assistant general manager/public affairs director of KMGH-TV in Denver. Peterson moved to Denver in 1938 to become a reporter for The Denver Post. He left Denver briefly to work in Chicago, but returned in 1947 to become news director at KLZ. In 1970, he joined KMGH. Peterson was the Denver Press Club’s Communicator of the Year in 1986. He was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Sigma Delta Chi.