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. Preference in selection is given to either a junior or senior, who are out-of-state 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
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.