The Florida Magazine Association Doug Damerst Scholarship!

The Florida Magazine Association honors the life and career of Doug Damerst by awarding a $1000 cash prize to an exceptional student majoring in the field of the journalism/communications.

During his 10 years as editor-in-chief, Doug Damerst set an award-winning standard for the Orlando-based publication of the Florida Association of Realtors — no surprise given the excellence that distinguished each adventure in a communications career that spanned four decades. Whether working as a freelance travel columnist, public relations manager or managing director of communications, Doug brought an enthusiasm and curiosity matched only by an extraordinary ability to see the big picture while grasping the smallest details. He was a motivator who encouraged the open exchange of ideas and always strived to bring out the best in people. As a trailblazer in new media methods and technologies, he never lost sight of the importance of editorial integrity and getting the facts straight. Doug Damerst was an inspiration to those who knew and worked with him, and a model for all journalists to celebrate.

Submission Guidelines: Students must submit a portfolio of 3 articles showcasing their journalism, an official transcript from the university in attendance, a resume and letter of recommendation.

To submit your application go to

Submission deadline: June 1

Posted: April 13, 2017
Category: Student News
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