Student publications award $56,750 in scholarships


WKU Student Publications has awarded $56,750 in 2022 summer scholarships to professional organizations and scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year.

Direct student assistance – $39,300 in stipends for summer scholarship expenses and $17,450 in college scholarships – is entirely due to the generosity of Talisman Magazine alumni, friends and partners, of the press organization College Heights Herald, of the brand Cherry Creative- content studio and advertising for student publications.

“The Student Publications family is passionate about the success of our students in our four student-led areas, and our scholarships and bursaries are some of the most tangible evidence of the support our alumni, friends, and partners show our students,” said Chuck Clark. , Director of Student Publications at WKU. “Our scholarships are some of the best things we do to help our students gain critical skills that land jobs when they graduate, and our scholarships provide invaluable resources to help our students with the cost of their education. superior.

“We are extremely grateful to the Student Pubs family for this important commitment and deep generosity.”

The scholarships are funded by 12 endowments housed in the College Heights Foundation that generate scholarship funds reserved for students working at WKU Student Publications. The scholarships awarded for the 2022-23 academic year are:

Robert R. Adams Journalism Fellowship

  • Debra Murray, a rising junior from Louisville, $1,400.

Bryan Leigh Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

  • Madison Carter, a senior from Shepherdsville, $400.

James D. Ausenbaugh Scholarship

  • Jolie Finley, a Bowling Green senior, $650.

Donald E. Collins Scholarship

  • JT Steele, a rising junior from Bloomfield, $1,800.
  • Arthur Trickett-Wile, a post-baccalaureate student from San Antonio, Texas, $1,000.

Michael P. Collins Memorial Scholarship

  • Veronica Teeter, a rising senior from Carmel, Indiana, $400.

Judith Koch Ecker Memorial Scholarship

  • Ragan Harrington, rising sophomore from Nashville, $500.

Miss Frances Richards Scholarship

  • Alexandra Hendricks, a rising senior from New Windsor, New York, $1,400.
  • Damon Stone, a rising junior from Scottsville, $400.

Paul and Ellen Schuhmann Student Publication Grant

  • Cristina Betz, a rising senior from Rosell, Georgia, $2,500.
  • Michael Crimmins, a rising junior from Glasgow, $2,500.
  • Michael J. Collins, a rising senior from Finchville, $1,000.

Lowell L. and Opal F. Valentine Scholarship

  • Tucker Covey, a junior from Woodstock, Georgia, $1,400.

Elliott Wells Memorial Scholarship

  • Camden Bush, rising sophomore from Lexington, $400.

David B. Whitaker Fellowship

  • Alaina Scott, a senior from Louisville, $1,400.

Red O’Donnell Scholarship and Outstanding Continuing Student Award

  • Charles “Jake” Moore, a rising senior from Louisville, $500.

Fellowships – summer internships at professional organizations partnering with us – are funded by individual donations to the Student Publications Scholarship Fund and by special funds created by alumni for specific internships. Stipends were awarded for a record 11 scholarships in the summer of 2022:

Charles Mason Ralph Endowment Scholarships

  • To the Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro, Kentucky: Michael Crimmins, young journalism student from Glasgow, Kentucky.
  • At the Lexington Herald-Leader: Leah Hunter, a rising young journalism student from Nashville.
  • At the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina: Arthur Trickett-Wile, post-baccalaureate photojournalism student from San Antonio, Texas.
  • At the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Missouri: Alexandra Hendricks, a rising photojournalism major from New Windsor, New York.

Paul and Ellen Schuhmann Scholarship

  • At the Courier Journal in Louisville: Genesis Malone, a rising Louisville senior journalism major.

Tom Caudill Scholarship

  • To the Lexington Herald-Leader: Jacob Latimer, a rising junior from Henderson, Kentucky.

Herald Endowment Scholarship

  • To Louisville Public Media and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting: Michael J. Collins, a leading journalist from Finchville, Kentucky.

Judy Wildman Hughes Scholarship

  • At the Bowling Green Daily News: Charles “Jake” Moore, a great up-and-coming journalist from Louisville.

Carla and Chad Carlton Scholarship

  • At C2 Strategic Communications in Louisville: Alaina Scott, public relations manager in Louisville.

Talisman Magazine Scholarship

  • From Evansville Living and Tucker Publishing: Bailey Brush, second-year visual arts student from Evansville, Indiana.

Dr. Barbara Burch Scholarship

  • From the College Heights Herald: Makaio Smith, sophomore journalism student from Louisville.

WKU Student Publications and its four divisions—Talisman magazine, the College Heights Herald news organization, branded content studio Cherry Creative, and the student publications advertising sales team—constitute one of the media groups nation’s most honored students.

Combined, our outlets have won 41 National Pacemaker Awards, the highest honor in student media – 21 for Talisman, 19 for the Herald and 1 for Cherry Creative. Both the Herald and the Talisman are in the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame, and both were named to The Pacemaker 100, the 100 most successful operations in college media last year.

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