John Wolin Scholarship (Journalism + Media)

This endowment scholarship fund was established in 2007 by Mrs. Wolin as a memorial to her husband, John Wolin, who loved journalism and teaching young journalists how to polish their craft. Wolin was a reporter and editor at the Miami Herald for 21 years, who inspired readers by chronicling his experiences as an achondroplastic dwarf.

This scholarship is offering $500.

For consideration, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
• A junior or senior student pursuing the Digital Journalism major in the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media during the award period.
• must be enrolled full time (12 credits) during the award period (fall and spring semesters).
• a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
• submit a 2-page typewritten (double-spaced) essay about your career goals, reasons for choosing the profession, and where you would like to work in the future.
• submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member (LCSJM faculty preferred).
Be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. lawful permanent resident or an international student on an aid eligible visa.

For additional information please contact the Office of Scholarships at

up to $500
School of Communication + Journalism
Supplemental Questions
  1. All applicants must submit a 2-page essay/personal statement (typed, double-spaced) in which you describe your career goals, reasons for choosing the profession, and where you would like to work in the future. Remember, this is often the best opportunity you have to speak directly to the scholarship review committee! Please check spelling and grammar carefully before submitting your essay. Must be a minimum of 1000 words.
  2. Please submit a copy of current Panther Degree Audit (PDA for FIU students). All documents should be submitted as PDF.
  3. Please submit scans of all transcripts from institutions in which you have taken courses, including FIU (official or unofficial from school's web page).
  4. All applicants must submit a writing sample (school newspaper story, class paper or equivalent).
  5. Please request a letter of recommendation. Letter MUST be from a teacher, professor, academic counselor or adviser who can attest to student’s academic potential, leadership qualities, and/or community service.