The HealthDay Scholarship

Briana Panetta, the 2017 HealthDay Scholarship recipient, with her mom, George Giokas (far left), HealthDay's chairman and co-founder, and Dan McKillen (far right), HealthDay CEO.

Briana Panetta, the 2017 HealthDay Scholarship recipient, with her mom, George Giokas (far left), HealthDay’s chairman and co-founder, and Dan McKillen (far right), HealthDay CEO.

HealthDay, a health news service, established this scholarship in 2013 to identify and reward an outstanding student at the School of Journalism who intends to seek a career in health or science journalism.

Candidates must demonstrate reporting excellence in health or science journalism through examples of their work in print, online or video, or expertise in health or science through distinguished scholarship. The scholarship is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students.

The winner will receive $2,000 to be applied toward tuition at Stony Brook University. If the winner has completed his or her course of study, the award will be given as a stipend upon graduation. In addition, the scholarship provides an internship at HealthDay, to be conducted during the academic year, during one or two summer semesters, or upon completion of the student’s course of study.

HealthDay , founded in 1998, is a leading producer and syndicator of evidence-based health news and the largest syndicator of that news to Internet sites. Its work appears on more than 5,000 websites, including Yahoo, WebMD, MSN Healthy Living, iVillage, US News and World Report, and Newsday. George Giokas, HealthDay’s chairman and co-founder, is an instructor in the School of Journalism.

2017  recipient – Briana Panetta

Previous recipients:

2014 – Alex Kramer
2015 – Julianne Cuba