The scholarship is worth $1,200 and requires you to put an appreciable amount of your time and effort toward the production of the campus newspaper. A student will have to register for JO 315A for one (1) credit hour. Those who have taken practicum JO 315-A before should sign-up for either section 315-B or C. Further, if you have not taken any news writing classes, The Department strongly suggests you register for JO 310, News Reporting and Writing.
Five $1,200 per year journalism scholarships are available to qualified students. If you qualify for a journalism scholarship, you must work for the Delta Devils Gazette, the campus newspaper, in one of the positions available. This scholarship is paid as a $120.00 per month stipend from August-December for fall semester and January-May for the Spring semester. The student must turn in a time sheet from the faculty advisor to receive the payment. You may perform work as a staff writer, editor, advertising manager, photographer, or copy editor/page designer.
To qualify for a scholarship you must:
- Be student in the Department of Mass Communication;
- Have an overall GPA of 3.0;
- Have a communication GPA of 3.5;
- Be a student in good standing;
- Submit a 500-word essay explaining why you are qualified and how you can benefit the Department.