Applying for Scholarships and Awards
All undergraduate and graduate students who are majors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, including students graduating in December, are eligible and encouraged to apply. Information about specific scholarships is available online at http://clas.uiowa.edu/sjmc/resources/scholarships.
All questions must be answered. In Part 2, please indicate if you give us permission to release your name and address to the media if you win an award.
All applicants are required to submit a personal statement, resume and supporting portfolio materials with their application online, by the advertised deadline.
Selection and Notification of Recipients
Selection is based primarily on academic achievement, media experience and extracurricular journalism or other mass communication activity. Consideration is given to financial need where criteria for specific awards permit.
Decisions on awards will be made by the School’s Scholarship and Award Committee and approved by the SJMC faculty in the spring. All applicants will be notified of award decisions. Students receiving scholarships and awards will be invited to attend the Fourth Estate Awards Ceremony in May, where they will learn the specific scholarship or award they have received.
All Fairall Scholarship applicants will be notified of Fairall award decisions before the end of the fall semester. Those receiving Fairalls will not be considered for additional awards in the same academic year. Those not receiving Fairalls will automatically be added to the general scholarship-award applicant pool but are encouraged to update their application materials by the December deadline.
After the Fourth Estate Ceremony
Scholarship and award recipients are required to write a letter of thanks to a designated family member or representative of the donor within two weeks of the awards ceremony. The name of your letter recipient will be provided in your award envelope. All letters should be sent to or dropped off in: E305 Adler Journalism Building, Iowa City, IA 52242