(contingent upon funding)
In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a continuing junior or senior Journalism, Print Journalism, Broadcast Journalism or Mass Communication-Advertising major
- Have applied for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the FAFSA must indicate financial need
- Exhibit scholarship and/or potential in journalism and/or advertising
Professor Lee O. Hench was a member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1949 to 1964 and is credited with a significant role in developing the undergraduate journalism program. In 1984, he established this scholarship in memory of his wife. In 1991, UW-Eau Claire alumni and students of Professor Hench collaborated with his family to include Lee Hench in the scholarship name.