Welcome to the MSU School of Journalism Scholarship Submission System. 

Deadline: March 1, 2017

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, 2017

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.