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Bruce Lerch Junior Journalist

March 18, 2016
The Boston Cannons are proudly supporting The Bruce Lerch Fund. CLICK HERE to donate today.

Boston Herald reporter, Bruce Lerch, lost his battle with cancer on December 6th, 2015 at the age of 42.

Very few people have contributed to the growth of lacrosse in the same way as Bruce. He left behind an incredible legacy and a lasting impact on the sidelines of youth and high school sports across the state. Bruce spent over ten years with the Boston Herald, covering multiple sports, but it was clear that lacrosse was his true passion.

With a Master's degree in Journalism from Emerson College, he had the ability to bring any story to life, especially when he covered the Boston Cannons. Bruce's smile lit up the press box and his positive demeanor made for an enjoyable experience, even if the Cannons lost. He was known for his kind and unselfish personality, creating powerful relationships with the teams and athletes that he covered. 

Bruce was never one to seek attention; he preferred to let the athletes take the spotlight. This, as well as his unbridled passion for lacrosse, is why the Boston Cannons want to recognize him. The Cannons are honoring Bruce's legacy by offering an internship in his name to a current high school or college student. The Boston Cannons Bruce Lerch Junior Journalist intern will cover all Boston Cannons news and events while elarning about the sports media industry. In addition, he or she will have the opportunity to earn valuable guidance from Boston Herald reporters and editors. This young journalist will be recognized for their work with the Cannons with a special presentation during the Cannons Fighting Cancer event. 

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be current high school or college student - transcripts will be checked.
  • Must be willing to work in team office at least once a week and be available for ALL home games and related events.
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, SEO, social media, and all communications channels.
  • Must have knowledge of the game of lacrosse; knowledge of professional lacrosse a bonus
  • All posts must be promoted by the Junior Journalist on their own personal social media networks.
BENEFITS:
  • Pair of tickets to all Cannons Home Games
  • One on one time with players and coaches
  • Experience in an office setting and the opportunity to build lifelong, resume-building skills in sports journalism
  • Opportunity to be an intern for a day at The Boston Herald
  • Scholarship: $1,000 to be paid in cash stipend pending completion of duties and proof of admission through college transcript.

CURRENT APPLICATION IS CLOSED FOR THE 2017 SEASON AND WILL REOPEN IN FEBRUARY 2018.

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For Internal Use:  
The scholarship must be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. The group of applicants from which the recipients are selected must be sufficiently broad as to be considered a    charitable class   . The donor of a scholarship cannot take a charitable deduction for a scholarship that is earmarked for the benefit of a specific individual, not even if that individual is unrelated to the donor. Moreover, donors may not circumvent this restriction by tightly delineating the selection criteria. No grants may be awarded to an officer, manager or trustee of the organization, nor to a member of the selection committee, nor to a substantial contributor, nor to certain US government officials.   Family members of these individuals are also not eligible to receive grants.  The Boston Cannons have the right to withhold scholarship pending completion of duties.