(contingent upon funding)
In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a continuing Mass Communication-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.
The scholarship application is available here.