Joan Kirkpatrick Scholarship Fund

The Joan Kirkpatrick Scholarship Fund supports the financial needs of undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions. Preference in selection is given to students in the strategic communications track who also have 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
This fund was established through memorials from family and friends of Joan Kirkpatrick. Joan was a media aide for Governors Anthony Earl and Lee Dreyfus. She took great pride in working with student interns from UW-Madison. The scholarship carries on Joan’s legacy of commitment to students and their professional development.

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