KCC creates scholarship for aspiring journalists
Future journalists are invited to apply for a new scholarship at Kellogg Community College, which added the new fund this month to its already long list of scholarship opportunities for students.
The Aspiring Journalist Fund at KCC will award a scholarship of at least $250 each semester, beginning in August 2013, to a second-year KCC student who has at least a 2.0 GPA and an interest in pursuing a journalism degree.
KCC faculty will nominate potential recipients each semester and a committee at the KCC Foundation, which administers scholarships for the college, will make the final selections. Although KCC doesn’t offer a journalism degree, the scholarship would defray costs in a student’s second year as he or she prepares to transfer to another school.
The Aspiring Journalist Fund was created by Eric Greene, who worked for 19 years as a reporter, photographer, columnist, blogger and editor at five newspapers in Michigan and Montana. Greene left his job as managing editor of the Battle Creek Enquirer in 2012 to become director of the Public Information and Marketing Department at KCC.
“Excellent journalism, because it is devoted to providing people with meaningful information and objective analysis of current events, is crucial to the future of this community and to our society,” Greene said. “After devoting most of my writing career to this worthy and necessary profession, I am delighted to set up a scholarship to help aspiring journalists pursue their goals.”
To apply for a scholarship from the Aspiring Journalist Fund for the 2013-14 academic year, students must submit an application by March 1, 2013, which is the deadline for most scholarships offered through the KCC Foundation. The exceptions are the Gold Key Scholarship, which has a deadline of Jan. 25, 2013, and the Trustee Scholarship, which has a deadline of March 28, 2013. Application forms for all scholarships can be found at www.kellogg.edu/foundation.
For more information or to contribute to the Aspiring Journalist Fund, contact the KCC Foundation at 269-965-4161.
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