Karen A. Luken Memorial Scholarship

Application Available: September 1
Application Deadline: December 1
Final Determinations: December 20

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2005 by the Greater Sioux City Press Club to provide assistance for college students pursuing a career in Mass Communication or Journalism.  The name was changed to Karen A. Luken in honor of her commitment to mass communications.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in college that has declared a major in the Mass Communication Department or Journalism. Qualifying institutions include Briar Cliff University, Buena Vista University, Dordt University, Morningside University, Northeast Community College, Northwestern College, University of South Dakota, Wayne State College and Western Iowa Tech. Applicant must be a full-time student with a 3.0 minimum G.P.A.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on written essay, letter of recommendation, and sample(s) of work from the field of study.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,000, (past recipients must re-apply each year)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the December 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• 250 word essay on why you are studying journalism/Mass Communication
• One letter of recommendation from a departmental professor of your major
• Official transcript of grades
• One to three sample(s) of your work (provide a link to your on-line portfolio)

Click here to apply.