Ken W. Purdy Scholarship

The Ken W. Purdy Journalism Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Mr. Purdy (‘35) has been honored with this scholarship fund by alumni, colleagues, and friends for his long career as a creative writer, journalist, and editor. Marylois Purdy Vega, Ken’s sister, established the fund. Mrs. Vega co-wrote the song On Wisconsin and was an associate editor at TIME Magazine.

FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions. Preference in selection is given to journalism students with financial need.

About the process: Students do not apply for individual scholarships with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students fill out one application and the scholarship committee matches students to awards. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academics, study area and involvement. Visit our website for more information about our undergraduate scholarship program and accessing our application.

Who is eligible to apply?
Declared School of Journalism and Mass Communication majors
Seniors graduating in the spring or summer terms

Who is not eligible to apply?
Seniors graduating in December of the current term ’

Donor Information
Mr. Purdy (‘35) has been honored with this scholarship fund by alumni, colleagues, and friends for his long career as a creative writer, journalist, and editor. Marylois Purdy Vega, Ken’s sister, established the fund. Mrs. Vega co-wrote the song On Wisconsin and was an associate editor at TIME Magazine.

Award
Varies
Organizations
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Deadline
12/23/2021