Sigrid Schultz Scholarship
The Sigrid Schultz Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions. Preference in selection is given to journalism students who have financial need, show outstanding academic merit and a desire pursue a career in journalism.
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
Sigrid Schultz was a notable American reporter and war correspondent in an era when women were a rarity in both print and radio journalism. Schultz joined the Chicago Tribune in 1919 and became the chief for Central Europe in 1926. It is believed that Schultz was the first woman to ever hold such a position for a major news media organization. Schultz presented her papers to the Wisconsin Historical Society in 1965. The collection included a heavy photo album with one word on its grey cover: Angora. This collection of more than 50 images comes from an unusual photo album about raising Angora rabbits at Dachau concentration camp in 1943. The album documents the Angora rabbit wool raising projects operated by the Nazi SS corps at each of the concentration camps throughout German-occupied territory where the corps was in charge. Sigrid acquired the album in 1945, which had been hidden in a barn near Tegernsee, Germany.