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James E. Fields Journalism Scholarship

James E. Fields(contingent upon funding)

In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a continuing Advertising or Journalism (Print or Broadcast) major

  • Have applied for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the FAFSA must indicate financial need

  • Criteria for this award include GPA, extracurricular activities, and future promise in the field of journalism or advertising

  • Preference will be given to a non-traditional student

This scholarship is personally endowed by Dr. James E. Fields, an award-winning writer with decades of experience as a reporter, photographer and editor.  He served as chair of the Department of Journalism from 1984 to 1992 and continues his writing career at home in Knoxville, Tenn.