These are some of the awards and scholarships that are awarded yearly:
Named for Cyril “Cy” Clifton, a former political reporter at The Des Moines Register, this award recognizes students for academic achievement.
Established in 1991 in honor of Erik Isgrig, who was a distinguished member of the university’s faculty from 1965 to 1969. The award goes to an advertising senior, need based.
This renewable scholarship is awarded to a student to recognize academic achievement and potential, in honor of alumna Katerine Farbes Futch, class of 1940.
Annual award to student-athletes majoring in journalism who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom and on the field of competition.
Awarded to an entering first-year student to recognize outstanding potential. Providing the student maintains a 3.5 GPA and full-time status, it will be renewed for each additional year of undergraduate study.
For scholarship and academic achievement, this honor is presented each year to the graduating senior with the highest overall grade point average.
Awarded to an entering junior or senior interested in a career in print or television and who demonstrates a financial need.
In honor of Des Moines Register Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist. Awarded to a journalism student with a successful contribution in the area of Web-based graphic design.
This award, which honors Joe R. Patrick’s dedication to copy-editing and his service to SJMC as teacher and assistant dean, recognizes outstanding copy editors, nitpickers in the Patrick tradition.
The recipient of this award will work in the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies. Named after Karyl Van, who devoted his working life to magazine publishing.
Established in memory of Larry Neibergall, a Des Moines Register photographer for 23 years.
The Meredith Corporation awards generous scholarships for magazine majors.
Tom was a 1979 Drake graduate and this fund was endowed with a contribution from Cowles Syndicate, Tom’s employer, and with funds from the Norquist family and friends.
Awarded to a journalism student who maintains a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 and remains a news/Internet major.
This new-internet scholarship and award honor SJMC professor emeritus Robert D. Woodward.
Recognizes a radio-television student for outstanding promise in radio-television performance or production.
Awarded to public relations students for outstanding contributions to research for the senior capstone client. Alumnus David Fausch and his wife, Doris, are the contributors along with Proctor & Gamble.
Created by Josephin and Richard Hosman to provide financial support to a student who is editor of the Drake Digital News or other publication sponsored by SJMC.
Awarded to the Times-Delphic editor-in-chief. Harrison Harding was a 1938 graduate majoring in news.
Recognizes excellence in public affairs reporting. It was established by gifts from SJMC alumni to honor Robert D. Woodward, Ellis and Nelle Levitt distinguished professor of journalism.
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