Scholarships

SPRING 2014 AWARD INFORMATION

Scholarships and writing competitions

Christopher Nathan Bell Memorial Scholarship annual writing competition
$1,000, $750 and $500 prizes to be awarded to junior or senior newspaper/magazine journalism majors.
Deadline Feb. 24. Details: Chris_Bell_competition.Sp14.doc

Diversity Internship scholarship awards
School of Journalism Diversity Scholarship: $500
Journalism Internship Annual Scholarship: $500
Deadlines Mar. 5. Details: Diversity_Internship_scholarship_awards.Sp14.doc

Douglas E. Stults Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 and $750 to be awarded to sophomore or higher newspaper/magazine journalism majors.
Deadline Feb. 26. Details: Douglas_Stults_Scholarship.Sp14.doc

Himebaugh Scholarship
$1,000 to sophomore or higher School of Journalism major (any concentration).
Deadline Feb. 20. Details: Himebaugh_Scholarship.Sp14.doc

SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS

Advertising

Parente Merit Advertising Scholarships

Requirements: Based on academic achievement and contributions to the Advertising Club.

The Outstanding Media Student Award

The Outstanding Media Student Award goes to the student with the highest point total in Advertising Media Planning (ADV 3480) over a two-semester period.

The Weazer Farwell Scholarship

The Weazer Farwell Scholarship is given to a Journalism major who has earned a grade point average of 3.4 or greater in journalism classes and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or greater.
Applicants must submit their top five reasons for choosing advertising and public relations as a course of study in writing or through digital or other media. Applications may be submitted along with name and M-number to the School of Journalism office.

Newspaper/magazine

Christopher Nathan Bell Memorial Scholarship

Established by parents Caleb and Beth Bell in memory of their son Chris, an MTSU journalism graduate. Scholarship is open to junior and senior journalism majors. Recipients are selected from a writing contest judged by a faculty committee.
Requirements: writing contest (topic to be announced annually).

Gene Graham Journalism Award

Awarded to an outstanding junior in newspaper/magazine sequence. Established in recognition of contributions by Pulitzer Prize-winning Tennessean reporter Gene Graham, later a cartoonist and distinguished professor, in creating the original Mass Communication Department.
Requirements: Junior standing; demonstration of excellence in classroom or publications by a journalism faculty committee.

Herman Eskew Award

Scholarship awarded to a student who exhibits the most promise as an editor. Established in memory of Tennessean City Editor Herman Eskew.
Requirements: Demonstration of promise as an editor.

Pinckney Keel Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Nashville Banner forum editor.
Requirements: Awarded to a junior or senior with preference given to Middle Tennessee students with interest in print media.

Elizabeth Stratton Porter Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship established for a woman editor-in-chief of Sidelines. Scholarship in memory of former Sidelines Editor Elizabeth Stratton Porter. Established by her parents and husband.

Douglas E. Stults Memorial Scholarships

Established in memory of Sidelines Editor Doug Stults, who died during his senior year.
Requirements: Must be at least a sophomore or higher journalism major with a 2.70+ GPA. Applicants must submit a department application and up to three samples of their writing in support of their application.

Public Relations

PRSSA Merit Scholarship

$200/year merit award to outstanding member of MTSU's PRSSA chapter.
Requirements: Sophomore standing or higher; minimum 2.5 GPA.

Visual Communication

Media Design Scholarship

$100/year awarded to an outstanding media design major.
Requirements: Sophomore or junior standing.