Tom Mulhern Scholarship for Sports Journalism

This scholarship fund was created by Jason Wilde ’94 in 2014 to honor the distinguished career of Thomas A. Mulhern ’80.

FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions. Preference in selection will be given to journalism students with an interest in sports journalism. Special preference will be offered to those 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
Thomas (Tom) A. Mulhern covered sports in Wisconsin for more than 25 year. He joined the Wisconsin State Journal staff in 1998, taking over as beat writer for the UW football team a year later. The Madison native and graduate of East High School and the University of Wisconsin, covered five Super Bowls, two Rose Bowls and a Final Four. When diagnosed with a serious illness, Mr. Wilde wished to inspire gifts to honor Tom’s legacy, while supporting the next generation of journalists.

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