Scholarship Guidelines for Current Students


JMC Scholarships - General

  • All scholarships, unless otherwise specified, are awarded based on a minimum 2.7 overall GPA, financial need, professional promise (show evidence in samples of your work) and academic accomplishments.
  • All scholarships are funded in full prior to the fall semester.

Additional guidelines for wallace j. hagedorn scholarships

  • Wallace J. Hagedorn scholarships are funded half before the fall semester and half prior to the spring semester.
  • Recipients of the Wallace J. Hagedorn scholarship are reviewed at the beginning of each semester to confirm JMC major status and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • In the event the student is no longer a JMC major, all remaining funds may be cancelled.
  • In the event a recipient does not meet the minimum GPA (3.0 cumulative) after the fall or spring semester, the student will meet with the Director of the School to review progress with the expectation that the recipient will reach the minimum GPA requirements by the end of the subsequent semester. A requirement for renewal of the scholarship for the next academic year requires the student to have maintained a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA for the previous academic year.
  • Current JMC students studying photojournalism must submit a URL to an online portfolio. Entry galleries must include up to 12 single images, including captions, and a photo story or essay demonstrating strong visual journalism. This is a requirement for all renewals.
  • There are eight tuition scholarships available – two for each academic level (freshman, sophomore, etc.). With an application, these scholarships may be renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient continues to meet the qualifications and has not graduated from the program. An additional year extension request will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Director of the School and/or the Dean of the College.
  • To receive a Wallace J. Hagedorn Student Experience scholarship, a student must be in good academic standing in JMC to qualify. Photojournalism minors are also eligible for this scholarship.