INF awards nine scholarships for 2013-2014
Nine Iowa students have been selected as recipients of Iowa Newspaper Foundation scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarships are awarded to students preparing for a career in the newspaper industry.
This year’s awards and recipients include-
Carter Pitts/Le Mars Daily Sentinel Scholarship, $500: Randi Proescholdt will graduate from West Marshall High School and attend the University of Iowa.
Carter Pitts Scholarship Endowment Award, $500: Katerina Sextro from IKM-Manning High School, will attend the University of Iowa.
Iowa Journalism Institute Scholarship, $1,000: Elizabeth Eason plans to attend Northwestern University following graduation from Lamoni High School.
David W. Belin Scholarship, $1,000: Following graduation from West Delaware High School, Amanda Carnahan attended Iowa State University where she will return in the fall.
Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships: $2,000 total: Two awards for 2013-2014.
A graduate from Harlan Community High School, Jamie Byrnes attends Morningside College and will receive a $1,000 award.
Dora Grote graduated from Coon Rapids-Bayard High School and attends the University of Iowa. She will receive a $1,000 award also.
E. K. Shaw Scholarship, $1,000: Jenna Reeves will graduate from Maquoketa Valley Senior High School and attend Buena Vista University.
Fred W. Woodward Scholarship, $500: Nathan Ford, a student at Wartburg College, graduated from Grinnell High School.
Iowa College Media Association Scholarship, $500: Carlea Schuler, will graduate from Creston High School and will attend Southwestern Community College.
The Iowa Newspaper Foundation received 70 applications for the 9 scholarships. These annual scholarships are one way the INF contributes to the education of young Iowans anticipating newspaper careers.
The Iowa Newspaper Foundation is grateful to the Woodward Foundation for their support of the Fred W. Woodward Scholarship. The scholarship honors the late Fred W. Woodward, longtime publisher of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. The INF also appreciates the support of the Shaw Newspapers board of directors for their funding of the E.K. Shaw Scholarship Endowment Fund. E. K. Shaw was the long-time publisher of the Newton Daily News. This scholarship is awarded to children of men and women who work for Iowa newspapers.
The David W. Belin Scholarship is awarded to a student attending or planning to attend the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University and are in conjunction with the Iowa Journalism Institute awards which are funded through a gift to the Iowa Newspaper Foundation by Gary Gerlach and Michael Gartner. The late David W. Belin was a nationally-recognized lawyer and longtime business partner of Gerlach and Gartner.
Two scholarships are given in memory of the late Carter Pitts, longtime publisher of the Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the first president of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation. The Carter Pitts/Le Mars Daily Sentinel scholarship is funded by an annual gift from the Daily Sentinel. The Carter Pitts Scholarship Endowment award was set up through a gift established by members of the Pitts’ family.
The Iowa Newspaper Foundation scholarships are provided through contributions from Iowa newspapers and the Pages for the 21st Century program.
The Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) is offered to a student attending a college or university with a membership in ICMA.
The INF will offer scholarships for students again next year. Online application will be available to all public and private high schools in Iowa as well as college and university journalism and mass communication departments. Look for more information in September 2013.
The mission of the INF, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, is to champion and improve the quality and future of Iowa’s newspaper enterprises and the communities they serve and to raise funds to fulfill this mission.
CONTACT: Jana Shepherd, 515-422-9051