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The Steven R. Fox Journalism Scholarship

Steven R. Fox, a 1974 UMD graduate and recipient of the 1997 distinguished alumni award, has spent more than 30 years in the journalism profession. He is now president of Greenspring Media Group, a Minneapolis-based publishing company and producer of consumer events and shows. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist and encourage undergraduate journalism students in their educational endeavors. The Steven R. Fox Scholarship is awarded by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, based on a recommendation from the journalism faculty in the Department of Writing Studies.

Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

The Gustaf A. and Mary V. Nordin Memorial Scholarship

Mary Nordin established this scholarship in honor of her husband Gustaf A. Nordin, a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Duluth News Tribune, who began in the Superior Bureau in 1929. He served as a political columnist and correspondent from Washington, D.C., for the News Tribune and other newspapers in Minnesota and the Dakotas.  He also produced a weekly radio show, which aired on WCCO (Minneapolis) and WDSM (Duluth). He became managing editor of the News Tribune in 1950 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1970. The Gustaf A. and Mary V. Nordin Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the journalism faculty in the Department of Writing Studies.

Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

How to Apply

To apply for the Fox or the Nordin Scholarship, you must submit an electronic portfolio and a current transcript. Your portfolio must include: a cover letter, resume and three samples of work you have produced (clips). We encourage journalism produced in all forms of media. Portfolios must be shared with the Writing Studies Department, umdwrit@d.umn.edu. Awards will be applied to the 2014/2015 academic year.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Larry Oakes Journalism Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the life and memory of Lawrence Victor Oakes III, a peerless journalist and professor, an adept handyman, a non-judgmental and remarkable listener, and an uncompromising champion of the human spirit. The Larry Oakes Journalism Scholarship will provide the award recipient with a $1,200 award to be used towards credit hours or to be paid out to allow the student to pursue an internship at a newspaper in the state of Minnesota.  The partner newspaper will also contribute $1,200 to the student as a stipend for the internship.

Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

How to Apply

To apply for the Larry Oakes Scholarship, you must fill out this form and submit it to the Writing Studies Department.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 27, 2014

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