The George L. DeWan Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding journalism major or minor who demonstrates critical thinking, a commitment to social justice as reflected in his/her journalistic work, and/or an ability to make complex issues accessible to all audiences. The winner will receive $1000. George L. DeWan was an esteemed journalist who retired from Newsday in 2001 after 44 years of […]

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The Marcy McGinnis Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism

This scholarship was endowed in 2015 by Marcy McGinnis, an accomplished broadcast news journalist and executive and former associate dean in Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. It is intended to support, encourage and honor an undergraduate journalism major or minor student who excels in broadcast journalism at the University, demonstrates high academic achievement and […]

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About our scholarships

Individuals on Long Island and in the Stony Brook community have created scholarships that are available to outstanding, qualified students in the School of Journalism.

Applications for 2014 scholarships are now available. Click here to apply. The application and accompanying documents are due by March 24, 2014 at 9 a.m.

The recipients will be announced at the Journalism Majors Banquet in May.

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The Michael S. Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate journalism student who will be participating in the School of Journalism’s “Journalism Without Walls” program, which takes student journalists overseas to report, write and produce print and multimedia journalism. Winners will receive at least $1,000 toward the cost of the program.

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Matthew T. Crosson Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time junior or senior journalism major who seeks a career in journalism and has a significant interest in public affairs and advancing public discourse. The recipient will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. The awardee will also have the opportunity to intern at Newsday or News 12 Long Island and Newsday.com or participate in a special rotating internship at all three news outlets.

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Carol Chernow Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior journalism major who has demonstrated excellence in telling stories through the written word, who exhibits high potential as a professional journalist and writer, and who has demonstrated financial need. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University.

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The Lee Lutz Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior journalism major with an excellent academic record, demonstrable writing, reporting and multimedia skills and a strong commitment to a career in journalism. The winner will be chosen by the Times Beacon Record Newspapers. The $4,000 award is paired with a summer internship with the Times Beacon Record Newspapers on Long Island.

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Fritzi Weinstein Reporting Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding female journalism major who has demonstrated tenacity and persistence in her reporting. Through her work, the candidate must demonstrate enterprise reporting and ingenuity, a passion for working in the public interest and the ability to overcome obstacles in completing her assignments. The scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University.

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2012 Journalism Major's Banquet

Jeanine A. Rescigno Award

Awarded to a part-time or full-time “non-traditional” journalism major or minor who has demonstrated a passion for journalism and shown persistence and enthusiasm in reporting complex, in-depth stories. Non-traditional students may qualify for one or more reasons, among them age, life experience, financial challenges, family responsibilities, military service, illness, or any other major obstacle to academic advancement that the student has managed to overcome. The recipient will receive $500.00.

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Herman Klurfeld Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding junior journalism major who best represents the goals and mission of the School of Journalism and who demonstrates significant potential to succeed as a professional journalist. The recipient will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University.

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Robert and Rhoda Amon Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior journalism major with an excellent academic record, demonstrable writing and reporting skills, a strong commitment to a career in journalism and who can demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship. The recipient will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University

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The HealthDay Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding junior, senior or graduate student in the School of Journalism who is interested in pursuing a career in health or science journalism. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University, plus an internship at HealthDay, a news service that provides daily health news for both consumers and medical professionals.

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