The Tom Schnetz Communications Excellence Award
The Tom Schnetz Communications Excellence Award was created by Tom’s friends who wish to honor his memory.
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 will be given to students who are interested in a career in strategic communications, specifically in corporate communications.
Tom Schnetz (‘74) was only 56 when he died of cancer in 2008. According to his closest friends, Tom was a devoted employee, a talented and gifted writer, an ambassador of everything that Corporate America should represent, a smart Wisconsin Badger, and a purveyor of the most outstanding Danishes one could ever taste. But most importantly, he was a great friend and even better human being. This fund honors Tom’s dedication to the University, his abilities to write well, to collaborate, to interact with colleagues in a a kind and supportive manner, and to do all that while regularly exhibiting a wicked sense of humor. It is the goal of this scholarship fund to help students to follow in his footsteps through an annual scholarship award.
- School of Journalism and Mass Communication