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The Catherine M. Ayscue Endowed Memorial Scholarship recognizes and provides financial assistance to a student from the Stony Brook University School of Journalism to attend a Journalism Without Walls study abroad experience. The scholarship honors Catherine M. Ayscue, a prolific writer and lover of the arts.
Catherine was managing editor of the university’s literary magazine, Spoke The Thunder, a newscaster at the campus radio station WUSB, and worked with SBU artist-in-residence Francisco Donoso. She was named an Undergraduate College Fellow, serving as a peer mentor as a Residence Assistant and participated in the “Journalism Without Walls” 2014 program to Beijing, China. During her college search, Stony Brook rose to the top and was her first choice of colleges to attend; she often spoke about how much she loved Stony Brook University, her experiences, and the friends she made. Catherine Ayscue passed away in 2015.
2018 recipient – Taylor Beglane