Scholarships

News regarding awards and scholarships

Several scholarships available through the School of Journalism are aimed at students who have focused on environmental journalism. For application forms, check the School of Journalism’s scholarships page. For questions or more information, email Lori Anne Dickerson at dicker22@msu.edu.

Len Barnes AAA Michigan Fund Award

Len Barnes was a 1943 graduate of the J-School and long time editor of the AAA Michigan magazine, Michigan Living. The award honors his career in travel and recreational journalism that has made Michigan Living among the most respected travel journals and a standard of excellence for others in the field. This award was established by the Auto Club Insurance Association.

The Don Caldwell Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Journalism

This Scholarship is administered by Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and is for an undergraduate or graduate student planning a career in science and environmental Journalism.

The Michael A. & Sandra S. Clark Scholarship

This scholarship is administered by Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism for undergraduate or graduate students planning a career in science and environmental journalism.

Donald F. & Katherine K. Dahlstrom Scholarship

This scholarship is administered by Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism for Master’s or Ph.D students planning a career in environmental journalism. Scholarships will be given for 1) A correspondent for Capitol News Service who has done outstanding reporting about the environment; and 2) an undergraduate or graduate student interested in teaching environmental journalism in the public schools.

Mickie L. Edwardson Endowed Scholarship

In Memory of James Lawrence Fly, this scholarship is administered by Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism for undergraduate or graduate students.

Past scholarship winners

Len Barnes AAA Michigan Fund Award

  • 2014: Florian Cherdron, Lindsay Dunbar
  • 2012: Liz Pacheco
  • 2011: Jeff Brooks Gillies, Rachael Gleason
  • 2010: Sarah Coefield, Andrew Norman
  • 2009: Gordon Shetler
  • 2008: Kelley House and Zhenyu Li
  • 2007: Katie Coleman
  • 2006: Lauren Phillips and Yu Ting Lin
  • 2005: Aileo Weinmann and Debbie Munson
  • 2004: Jessica Hulett
  • 2003: Susanna Guzman
  • 2000: Jul Barnett
  • 1999: Jul Barnett
  • 1997: Karlyn Duncan

The Don Caldwell Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Journalism

  • 2014: Greg Monahan
  • 2012: Brian Bienkowski
  • 2011: Brian Bienkowski, Thea Hassan, Elizabeth Pacheco, Carol Thompson
  • 2010: Sarah Coefield, Jeff Brooks Gillies, Heather Lockwood, Andrew Norman

The Michael A. & Sandra S. Clark Scholarship

  • 2014: Ran Duan
  • 2013: Matthew Hall, Heather Hartmann
  • 2012: Carol Thompson
  • 2011: Shaheen Kanthawala, Emma Ogutu
  • 2010: Kristen Decker, Kimberly Hirai

Michael F. & Katherine K. Dahlstrom Scholarship

  • 2014: Celeste Bott
  • 2013: Celeste Bott
  • 2011: Chenqi Guo
  • 2010: Alice Rossignol, Hyonhee Shin

Mickie L. Edwardson Endowed Scholarship

  • 2014: Carie Cunningham
  • 2011: Kimberly Hirai
  • 2010: Haley Walker