Irwin Simms Scholarship Fund
The Irwin Simms Scholarship Fund supports one undergraduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions
Only School of Journalism and Mass Communication majors are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application to apply for this and all other School of Journalism and Mass Communication scholarships is open the first two weeks of every December. Please visit our website for additional information on how to apply. Preference in selection is given to either a junior or senior, who are out-of-state students with a financial need.
It is the wish of the donor, Rochelle Simms, to honor her husband who credited his success in advertising to his education in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (’47). Mr. Simms entered the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1940, and enlisted in the army in 1943 before completing his degree. He returned to Madison after the war. A pioneer and co-founder of the Mandabach & Simms Advertising Agency in Chicago, the agency grew to become largest in the number of accounts in the food service industry in the United States. It was later sold to Ketchum Communications.
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