John Wolin SJMC Scholarship (Communication)

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.

Majors in the Department of Communication (Communication Arts, Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communications)
For consideration the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A junior or senior student pursuing a major in the SCJ during the award period (Spring 2020)
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits) during the award period
  • 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 writing sample (school newspaper story, class paper or equivalent).
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member (SCJ faculty preferred)

Award
Varies
Scopes
Communication Arts, School of Communication + Journalism
Deadline
11/29/2019
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 advisor who can attest to student’s academic potential, leadership qualities, and/or community service.