Conner, Gerald Award for Spectator Excellence
This scholarship will be awarded to a continuing Spectator staff member with at least one semester of experience and returning to UW-Eau Claire in the fall. The recipient will be an up-and-coming student who shows great potential and a desire to work on The Spectator in the future. The award is in recognition of excellence at The Spectator. Special consideration will be given to a younger staff member showing promise and commitment to future work on The Spectator.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Students do not apply for this award. A recipient is selected based on eligibility criteria. If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, contact the Editors- In-Chief of The Spectator and/or The Spectator faculty advisor. Details at www.uwec.edu/cj/scholarships.htm.APPLICATION DEADLINE: Early to mid April
The editors-in-chief of the fall and spring semesters and The Spectator adviser will select a recipient. While not required as part of the selection process, opinions from the Department of Communication and Journalism Scholarship Committee will also be considered.SELECTION DEADLINE: Early to mid April
The Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism will send a notification letter to the recipient and complete and submit a “Scholarship Award Form” to the Financial Aid Office.SPECIAL NOTES:
Spectator alumni established the Gerald Conner Award for Spectator Excellence in January 2001. Gerald Conner was an assistant professor of journalism and adviser and consultant to The Spectator from 1981 to 2000. This scholarship recognizes Conner’s dedication to the school newspaper and its staff. Like Conner, this scholarship offers a helping hand to young journalism students. A letter of gratitude addressed to the Conner Award for Spectator Excellence Scholarship Committee should be submitted directly to the Department of Communication and Journalism Department program assistant. The winner of this award is expected to attend the Department of Communication and Journalism Student Excellence Recognition Reception held the last day of spring classes.
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Updated: May 18, 2013