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School of Journalism and New Media Scholarships

Posted on: October 1st, 2019 by alysia

Scholarship Application
(Those interested in the Talbert Fellows Program must also include a link to an online portfolio that showcases their work in journalism or IMC. Send the completed application and a link to your portfolio to jour-imc@olemiss.edu with “Talbert Fellows Scholarship” in the subject line of the email.)

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, professional motivation and financial need. Applications MUST be received in the front office of the school by February 15 to be considered for the following academic year.

Scholarship amounts vary and some may be renewable.

Students may also be eligible for additional scholarships through the university

The following is a partial list of those providing funds to generate scholarship awards for students in the School of Journalism and New Media. Most scholarships are renewable annually, depending on grade point averages and other criteria.

ALBIN KREBS
CASHMAN FAMILY
CHARLES GORDON
CHARLES DUNAGIN/VENTRESS ORDER
CHARLES OVERBY (Editor of Daily Mississippian)
C SPIRE WIRELESS*
DR. EDWIN and BECKY MEEK
MCFERRIN
E. O. RODEN
S. GALE DENLEY
GANNETT
GEORGE MCLEAN
HEARST
JAMES AUTRY
JAMES AUTRY SERVICE JOURNALISM
JAMES LOVE
JAMES SKEWES
JERE HOAR
KERRY HAMILTON
MARK COX
MICHAEL T. REEVES/GRIDION CLUB
PAUL PITTMAN
TALBERT FELLOWS (requires a portfolio submission in addition to the application)
THOMAS FAMILY
TOMMY RAMEY
RON and GAYLA FARRAR
SARAH PEARSON PEUGH
SOUTH REPORTER
WILLIAM STREET
WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION
LARRY and TRACY WEEDEN
DANIEL M. PHILLIPS MEMORIAL
KOTZ JOURNALISM
LEE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR AWARD
BILL MINOR
DUB SHOEMAKER
WILL and SUSAN NORTON

*Awarded every third year

UM School of Journalism and New Media launches new Talbert Fellows program

Posted on: August 25th, 2019 by ldrucker

The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media is seeking future journalism and communications students in Mississippi and beyond for a unique program designed to provide exclusive opportunities.

Incoming journalism and integrated marketing communication students with great potential and strong work portfolios are encouraged to apply to become Talbert Fellows, an elite cohort within the school. The program launched Aug. 1 and will begin this fall.

Talbert Fellows will be selected based on a portfolio of their best submitted work in print, broadcast, integrated marketing communication, photography, etc. rather than their GPA or ACT scores. Applicants should begin submitting work in the fall of 2019 and follow the UM scholarship application process.

The Talbert Fellows program will offer scholarship opportunities and financial assistance in addition to other funding students might receive, special events, personalized attention and coaching from faculty, reporting trips and a possible travel budget.

“Students have a lot of choices when it comes to finding the right university, and we think the Talbert Fellows program might be just the little extra incentive some need to choose the School of Journalism and New Media,” said Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Journalism Debra Wenger, Ph.D. “From scholarship money to unique experiential learning opportunities to networking options, the students accepted to become Talbert Fellows will find themselves positioned to become future leaders in the fields of journalism and integrated marketing communications.”

Farley Hall. Photo by Clay Patrick.

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor Scott Fiene said the School of Journalism and New Media is pleased to launch a program that offers more than just financial assistance.

“This will also create a unique cohort of students who get opportunities for faculty coaching, reporting trips, possibly special class sections, and a lot more,” he said. “It’s truly a win for students and a milestone in the evolution of our school.”

R.J. Morgan, director of the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association, said there are many high school students across the country who are proving they are skilled thinkers and innovators at a young age.

“Students like that need to be honored, but more than that, they need to be challenged to reach their full potential,” he said. “This program will help us better identify those students from the outset, so that once they arrive on campus, we can focus our best resources on pushing them to an elite level of success.”

The Talbert Fellows program is named after Samuel S. Talbert, Ph.D. The versatile administrator and author wrote three academic books on journalism, several plays and a column published in more than 100 newspapers. He chaired the UM Department of Journalism from 1951 until his death in 1972.

Talbert Fellows selections will follow the university’s annual calendar with new students notified in April and admitted each fall semester. New, transfer and current students are eligible to apply. Awards are renewable for up to four years.

Applicants must submit a link to their online portfolios and the information required through the University of Mississippi scholarship application portal.

To request an interview about the Talbert Fellows program, contact Wenger at 662-915-7912 or drwenger@olemiss.edu.