2017 Scholarships

Web applications available starting February 1, 2017
Deadline is March 22, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of supporters in the Stony Brook community and beyond, thousands of dollars in scholarship money is available to help qualified students in the School of Journalism pursue their education and their careers.

Many of these scholarships are open to students who will be juniors or seniors in fall of 2017. Some are open to graduating seniors and graduate students as well. Some include internships, along with financial support. Students can apply for multiple scholarships. Please check the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. Submit your completed application(s), including all the supporting material listed below, by the deadline, 9 a.m. on March 22, 2017.


The Robert and Rhoda Amon Memorial ScholarshipAwarded 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 winner will receive $2,500 toward tuition at Stony Brook University.
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The Harvey Aronson and Irene Virag Scholarship for Narrative JournalismAwarded to a junior or senior who is a journalism major or minor, who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and promise, and who excels in writing long-form narrative journalism. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. Graduating seniors also are eligible for this award. Read more.

The Carol Chernow Memorial ScholarshipAwarded 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. Read more.

The Matthew T. Crosson Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to a full-time junior or senior journalism major who has demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in journalism with a significant interest in public affairs and advancing public discourse. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. The recipient 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. Read more.

The HealthDay ScholarshipAwarded 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. Read more.

The Herman Klurfeld Memorial ScholarshipAwarded 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 winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. Read more.

The Lee Lutz Memorial ScholarshipAwarded 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 $2,500 award is paired with a summer internship with the Times Beacon Record Newspapers on Long Island. Read more.

The Marcy McGinnis Scholarship for Broadcast JournalismAwarded to a junior or senior journalism major or minor who excels in broadcast journalism, has an excellent academic record and demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication and promise. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. Read more.

The Richard J. Puz ScholarshipAwarded to an outstanding full-time journalism undergraduate student who demonstrates high achievement in Journalism as well as demonstrates a financial need, given to honor Richard J. Puz, a graduate of Stony Brook University, editor of the Statesman and SBU Alumni Association board member. Read more.

The Jeanine A. Rescigno AwardAwarded 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 winner will receive $500.
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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. The winner will receive $2,500 toward the cost of the program.
The March 22 deadline does not apply to the Rosenbaum Scholarship. Please contact Professor Pablo Calvi for more information. (pablo.calvi@stonybrook.edu)
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The Fritzi Weinstein ScholarshipAwarded 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 winner will receive $1,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University.
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The George L. DeWan Memorial ScholarshipAwarded 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.
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Name

Email

Your date of birth

JRN GPA
To figure out your journalism GPA, enter all the JRN courses you have taken into this
GPA calculator.

Mailing address

Home or campus phone

Cell

In fall of 2017, I will be:

Other (if applicable)


How to Apply

Please Note: The  March 22  deadline does not apply  for the Michael S. Rosenbaum Scholarship. That deadline is flexible, but must coincide with the date that a student applies for this year's Journalism Without Walls trip to Ecuador. Only participants in the trip qualify for this scholarship. Please follow general scholarship application instructions.

Submit a folder with required materials to the School of Journalism Office, Melville Library N-4004, or by email, with required materials attached, to journalism@stonybrook.edu, with Scholarship Application as the subject line.

You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Journalism Major, for all scholarships except the Aronson-Virag scholarship

Deadline: 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2017

If you are applying for a scholarship that is based in part on financial need, you need to have filled out the FAFSA form

Incomplete applications or applications that fail to meet required criteria will not be considered

For more information, contact the School of Journalism at 2-7403 or journalism@stonybrook.edu

Required Materials

You should submit one portfolio to the Journalism office containing the following items:
• A copy of your unofficial transcript.
• Three examples of outstanding journalistic work, done for class or for any outside news outlet - print, broadcast, photo or online. (If you are applying for the Aronson-Virag scholarship, your examples should be up to three feature or narrative stories done for an upper-level journalism course at Stony Brook. If you are applying for the Marcy McGinnis scholarship, your examples should be broadcast pieces.)
• Names and contact information for two academic or professional
references.You must obtain their permission.
• An essay of 500-750 words detailing your journalistic aspirations
and explaining how you intend to fulfill those aspirations.*

In addition, you should submit the following for each scholarship for
which you are applying:
• A personal statement of 300-400 words presenting your specific qualifications for the scholarship.**

*If you are applying for the Aronson-Virag scholarship, instead of the essay and personal statement listed above, you should submit an 800-1,000 word essay that explores how your background shaped your interest in writing and what writing means to you.