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School of Journalism & Media Studies partners with the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation

February 06, 2017

School of Journalism & Media Studies partners with the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation

The School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State is now one of 35 universities eligible to participate in the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation student essay competition. The Foundation’s goal is to raise funds throughout the year to provide scholarships for second and third year undergraduate journalism students.

To qualify for a JMMF scholarship, each student must be a second or third year undergraduate accepted into his/her university’s School of Journalism. Each student must have at least a “B” GPA. An essay of 1,000 words, and no less than 750 words, on a pre-selected sports topic is pre-screened by each journalism department, and subsequently judged by a panel of national writers. The Murray Scholars are recognized each year at the JMMF awards dinner in southern California.

Guidelines on how to apply will be available later this spring. For more information about the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation can be found on their website. You can also follow them on Twitter or Facebook.