Rhona B. Pillersdorf Memorial Fund
The Rhona B. Pillersdorf Memorial Fund supports the financial needs of undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Preference is given to female students who have shown interest in entrepreneurship through their extra-curricular activities.
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
This Fund was created by Lance Pillersdorf (BBA 2000) in memory of his mother, Rhona B. Pillersdorf, who passed away on December 2016. Rhona became a Badger at heart the moment she eagerly opened Lance’s UW acceptance letter for him. A devoted mother and entrepreneur, she was incredibly supportive of his UW education, which contributed to his own entrepreneurial career success in marketing and advertising. Together with family and friends, Lance and hopes to pay it forward by supporting female identifying entrepreneurs.