Study Abroad/Away and Other Opportunities
Study Abroad/Away Scholarships for Manship Students
With thanks to our generous donors committed to higher education, the Manship School is pleased to offer three scholarships for students seeking an academic experience beyond the walls of LSU. The details of each scholarship can be found below. Please fill out the application that follows and return to the front desk in 211 Journalism along with a resume and a short essay (no more than 250 words) on where you want to travel, why this location, and how important this trip is to your LSU studies. If there is financial need, this should be explained as well. Only one application is necessary for students to be considered for all three awards. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Monday, January 30. Study Abroad/Away Scholarship Application
Funded primarily by his former students, this award is named for journalism associate professor emeritus Jay Perkins whose love of overseas travel is equal only to his love of teaching. This scholarship is for the adventurous Manship student who is willing to travel off the typical study abroad path. Preference will be given to applicants who wish to travel to Eastern Europe or South America or locations where journalistic practices are different from the U.S. system, as well as to students who select longer programs of study (fall or spring semester or full year abroad).
The award is for a Manship student(s) interested in study abroad for fall, spring, or summer semesters, study in Washington, D.C., or study in the News 21 program at Arizona State University. Randy and Gail Bashore of Fork Union, Va. established this award in memory of their son, Luke, an LSU Manship School junior, who died in an automobile accident in 2008. The Bashores want students to live their dreams and believe a semester away can be a life-changing experience.
The Adrienne Moore Media & Public Affairs Award was created to honor Adrienne Moore who served as the first director of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs from 2000 to 2011. Because of her leadership, the center enjoys a national reputation for supporting dialogue in important public issues, publishes widely distributed reports on these issues, supports research for the public good and sponsors LSU and community visits by outstanding scholars and professionals. Ms. Moore also spearheaded the creation of the Manship research facility which offers public opinion analysis and a media effects lab and conducts the annual Louisiana Survey; the Breaux Symposium through which important national issues are analyzed and the popular Media & Politics book series that now features ten publications. The award offers support to a Manship student to study in media and public affairs in a larger metropolitan area or abroad.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Johns Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of John Wright Johns and Bessie McCrary Johns, this scholarship is awarded to a Mass Communication major who has an interest in agricultural journalism and takes electives in agriculture-related biological sciences or other agriculture-related courses. The award for approximately $1,500 per year is made by the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.
Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarships
The Tiger Athletic Foundation provides several undergraduate student scholarships annually. Requests may be made through the Student Award Entry system. Contact Michelle Torres, Office of Student Aid and Scholarships, 225-587-6002.
Students majoring in mass communication at LSU and Southern University are eligible for this scholarship if they have at least a 2.75 grade point average and have earned 60-90 hours. Students should apply directly to WRKF.