Purpose: Tuition support for Journalism or Business Journalism majors in their Junior and Senior years.
Funds available: Approximately $4,000 each year.
Eligibility: Declared majors in their Junior years. Preference is given to students from Virginia in the Journalism or Business Journalism sequences who have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0, financial need and a focus on print journalism.
How to apply: Submit a resume and a cover letter to the department head outlining activities, interests and career goals. Evidence of journalistic qualifications may include clips or academic work that provides evidence of writing and analytical ability. A discussion of academic and professional plans would support the requirement of a career interest in newspaper journalism.
For more details: See the department head.
The department's most prestigious award, the Lane Scholarship is granted to a journalism major who shows evidence of strong academic achievement and genuine promise in the field of journalism.
Typically, a scholarship is awarded annually to a junior, who may continue as a Lane Scholar in his or her senior year. It is highly appropriate for the Lane Scholar to produce a paper of academic merit during the senior year; however, this is not a requirement. To retain the scholarship, the recipient will be required to remain in the Journalism or Business Journalism sequences in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications until graduation.
Juniors may apply by submitting a resume and a cover letter outlining activities, interests and career goals, paying particular attention to the requirements and preferences listed above. Evidence of journalistic qualifications may include clips or academic work that provides evidence of writing and analytical ability.
Scholarship recipients are selected by the department faculty. The fund is administered by the office of Financial Aid.