Welcome to the MSU School of Journalism Scholarship Submission System. 

Ends on January 21, 2018

ONLY FILL THIS FORM OUT ONCE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS LISTED BELOW. YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF THE LISTED SCHOLARSHIPS WITH THIS ONE APPLICATION.

Deadline: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Please note: Scholarship funds are intended for and given only to enrolled journalism students for tuition that will be due the summer or fall semester following notification of the award.

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below. Also you will be asked your GPA. 

RESUME: Attach a resume listing media-related employment including work for college media and internships.

ESSAY: In no more than 500 words, discuss the impact journalism has had on your life and relate it to your career goals. The essay should trace your interest in journalism and explain how your education and internships have influenced your career decisions.

CLIPS: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The General Scholarship Application is for the following scholarships. You may click on each one to learn more about the particular qualifications and about the donor.

Albert Applegate Scholarship
Edward A. Augenstein Memorial Scholarship
Len Barnes AAA Michigan Fund Scholarship

Investigative Journalism Scholarship in Memory of CBS News Correspondent Ed Bradley

Nedra Burgess Mercy Scholarship

Jane J. Carter Endowed Scholarship
William E. Costabile Scholarship
Capital News Service/Bill Cote Endowed Scholarship
Joe Falls Scholarship
Gannett Foundation Hispanics in Journalism Scholarship
Susan Goldberg Scholarship
Wanda J. Herndon Scholarship
John Krieg Scholarship
W. Cameron Meyers Fellowship Fund Scholarship
Richard Milliman Scholarship
Robert Popa Scholarship
Gordon A. Sabine Endowed Journalism Scholarship
Serwach Leadership Scholarship
Stan Soffin Scholarship
Victor G. Spaniolo Scholarship
Stone Boyd Student Opportunity Scholarship
Ken Winter Scholarship in Journalism

Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful.

Deadline: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below. Also you will be asked your GPA. 

RESUME: Attach a resume listing media-related employment including work for college media and internships.

ESSAY: Write an essay of no more than 500 words on why you seek a career in environmental or science journalism. You may discuss related experiences, qualities you consider most important for such journalists, the best story you ever worked on, etc.

CLIPS: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful.

Ends on January 21, 2018

Deadline: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Please note: Scholarship funds are intended for and given only to enrolled journalism students for tuition that will be due the summer or fall semester following notification of the award.

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below. Also you will be asked your GPA. 

RESUME: Attach a resume listing media-related employment including work for college media and internships.

ESSAY: Write a 500-600 word essay about a unique life challenge that you faced and you were able to overcome.  Talk about your passion for journalism or journalism entrepreneurship and your plans to contribute to community through journalism after graduation.

CLIPS: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful.



Deadline:  Sunday, January 21, 2018

This scholarship is for juniors, seniors or grad students who plan to teach journalism.

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below. Also you will be asked your GPA. 

RESUME: Attach a resume listing media-related employment including work for college media and internships.

ESSAY: In no more than 500 words, talk about why you hope to become a journalism teacher. The essay should trace your interest in journalism and explain how your education or other experiences have influenced your career decision. 

CLIPS: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful.


Ends on January 21, 2018

Deadline:  Sunday, January 21, 2018

The J-School offers this scholarship for students who would like to study in Mexico. 

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below. Also you will be asked your GPA.

RESUME: Attach a resume listing media-related employment including work for college media and internships.

ESSAY: In no more than 500 words, discuss how a study abroad experience will impact your journalism education. 

CLIPS: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful.


Ends on January 21, 2018

Deadline:  Sunday, January 21, 2018

Established with a gift by the late Dr. Mary Adelaide Gardner, a legendary journalism professor at MSU from 1966-1991, these scholarships pay full or partial tuition costs for one academic year for a full-time junior or a full-time incoming master's student.

Dr. Gardner served as the first woman president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and also ran a summer journalism workshop for 20 years for El Norte, a newspaper in Monterrey, Mexico. She was adamant that students complete an internship as part of their education. The scholarships are awarded in the spring term for use in the following academic year. Dr. Gardner was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

Scholarship funds are intended for and given only to enrolled students for tuition that will be due the summer or fall semester following notification of the award.

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below. Also you will be asked your GPA.

RESUME: Attach a resume listing media-related employment including work for college media and internships.

ESSAY: In no more than 500 words, discuss the impact journalism has had on your life and relate it to your career goals. The essay should trace your interest in journalism and explain how your education and internships have influenced your career decisions.

CLIPS: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful.


Ends on January 21, 2018

Deadline:  Sunday, January 21, 2018

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below. Also you will be asked your GPA.

RESUME: Attach a resume listing media-related employment including work for college media and internships.

ESSAY: All applicants must present an essay of between 500 - 1000 words about how your involvement in extracurricular activities has impacted your life and influenced your future.

CLIPS: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful.




Deadline:  Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Topic

Fake news is a complicated mix of propaganda, parody and click baiting to generate money. For this essay, discuss propaganda that falls under the umbrella of fake news and how it can be addressed. What role should traditional news media take in exposing and discouraging fake news? Students are encouraged to state their opinions about how things should be and how the news media can be improved.

Your Essay

Your essay should be 1,500–2,500 words. Consideration will be given to analyses with critical thinking and research, including — but not limited to — Web searches, interviews with experts on the subject and links to examples. Sources must be properly cited. Essay may be presented in a written or multimedia form. Multimedia essays should include scripts for any video content. Students may also produce multimedia elements as a supplement to a written essay.

Submit Your Entry

Written content should be in a Word or PDF document. Do NOT include your name or any other identifying information in your essay file.

Only students with majors in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences are eligible. The winner will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate MSU students with majors in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences are eligible. The scholarship will be disbursed to use in either Summer or Fall semester, 2018. Those graduating May 2018 are not eligible.

Questions

Questions can be directed to Joe Grimm at jgrimm@msu.edu.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018

About This Contest

This contest and scholarship were established by Grant Howell, former editor of The Daily (Royal Oak) Tribune, in memory of his parents, Walter and Syrena Howell.

This scholarship and award is given annually to an undergraduate MSU student who writes the best essay examining media bias, a subject of deep concern to Howell. He was a feisty newsman, in the best sense of the word, always wanting his staff and his newspaper to cover the news fairly, objectively and honestly.











Ends on January 21, 2018

Deadline: Sunday, January 21, 2018

This scholarship is only for students who are working on their MA degree.

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below. Also you will be asked your GPA.

RESUME: Attach a resume listing media-related employment including work for college media and internships.

ESSAY: In a 500-word essay discuss any graduate research you have done as well as special class projects.  What are you most proud of that you have accomplished thus far? 

CLIPS: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful.


Deadline: Sunday, January 21, 2018

The J-School offers two scholarships for students who would like to study abroad. 

 Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below. Also you will be asked your GPA. You will also be asked to list the study abroad program you are planning to participate in.

RESUME: Attach a resume listing media-related employment including work for college media and internships.

ESSAY: In no more than 500 words, discuss how a study abroad experience will impact your journalism education.

CLIPS: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful.


Deadline: March 1, 2018

Established by the family and friends of Bob Gross, a sports reporter at the Lansing State Journal, who died in an accident early in his career. He had a 34-year career with the Lansing State Journal and received an award from the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame for “Exemplary Dedication and Commitment to High School Sports.”

Qualifications:

  • This scholarship is for an entering freshman from mid-Michigan who has a demonstrated interest and intent of majoring in journalism and shows sincere promise as a journalist
  • Preference may be given to students interested in being sports journalists 

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below.

RESUME: Attach a resume listing employment, volunteer, media-related work and honors.

ESSAY: In no more than 500 words, please write an essay about your interest in pursuing journalism. If you are interested in being a sports journalist, be sure to address that in your essay.

WORK SAMPLES: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful. Candidates should ask those who know them best and can speak to the significance of their journalism experience. This might include professional journalist mentors, your adviser, other teachers or administrators, your peers and others. But be sure they can speak intelligently and with authority to your work as a student journalist - not merely to how great you are personally or as a student.

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT: You will need to submit a copy of your high school academic transcript.

Files for upload should be saved as PDFs.

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Lawrence H. Sims is a 1971 graduate of MSU with a degree in Economics.  Linda (Lein) Sims graduated in 1976 with a degree in Journalism.  Their son, Alexander, graduated from the College of Engineering and the Honors College in 2014.  This four generation Spartan family, beginning with Linda’s grandfather who was a graduate of Veterinary Medicine, has chosen to honor their family legacy and to provide support for students to attend MSU from their home community of Saginaw, Michigan, where Lawrence and Linda Sims are actively involved as leaders in business and community service.

Qualifications:

  • Incoming first year undergraduate students from Saginaw County with a high school GPA of at least 3.5 and who intend to major in Journalism.
  • If no eligible students from Saginaw County, the Scholarship may be awarded to students from Bay County or Midland County with a high school GPA of at least 3.5 and intending to major in Journalism or one of the majors within the College of Communication Arts & Sciences.
  • If there are no eligible students from Bay or Midland County, the Scholarship may be awarded to students from the State of Michigan with a high school GPA of at least 3.5, who intend to major in Journalism or one of the majors within the College of Communication Arts & Sciences.

Before you get started on this application for a School of Journalism scholarship, you must have available the following information and documents listed below.

RESUME: Attach a resume listing employment, volunteer, media-related work and honors.

ESSAY: In no more than 500 words, please write an essay about your interest in pursuing journalism. If you are interested in being a sports journalist, be sure to address that in your essay.

WORK SAMPLES: Upload clips, photos, links to videos or anything that you believe shows your potential as a journalist.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Letters of recommendation are not required but are helpful. Candidates should ask those who know them best and can speak to the significance of their journalism experience. This might include professional journalist mentors, your adviser, other teachers or administrators, your peers and others. But be sure they can speak intelligently and with authority to your work as a student journalist - not merely to how great you are personally or as a student.

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT: You will need to submit a copy of your high school academic transcript.

Files for upload should be saved as PDFs.