(contingent upon funding)
In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a full-time, continuing student pursuing a career in print, online, radio, television, or other news media
- All other criteria being met, preference should be given to those students who have a current relationship with a UW-Eau Claire news organization (i.e. WUEC, The Spectator, Inside Eau Claire, SRI, etc.) or professional media organization
- Show scholastic ability based on college transcripts as a measure of academic performance and ability to succeed
The Chippewa Herald has been the daily news source for Chippewa County residents since 1870 – and Chippewa.com has been the up-to-the-minute source since the 1990s. Through the years we continue to concentrate on what’s going on in our communities. Since 2000, we have been a part of Lee Enterprises, one of the largest newspaper groups in the country, and in 2011 our newspaper group, which includes the La Crosse Tribune and Winona Daily News, was named Lee’s Enterprise of the Year.
We are also an ideal training ground for young journalists, providing opportunities to learn the craft and gain valuable experience in all facets of our profession. That is why we are so pleased to be able to sponsor this scholarship to a UW-Eau Claire student pursuing a career in journalism.