The application process is currently closed for the 2021-22 academic year.
Honoring WKSU's founder and first General Manager, Walton D. Clarke, this graduate fellowship for newly enrolled students for Fall 2021 is a collaboration between Kent State's School of Media and Journalism and WKSU, and is funded in part by generous contributors to a special endowment fund that provides a stipend to the selected student.
As a Walton D. Clarke Fellow, you will receive an intensive, real-world, hands-on professional experience in radio production and reporting. You will be part of an award-winning news operation and gain important real-world experience at a nationally recognized NPR affiliate, reporting and producing WKSU's Morning Edition as you complete a master's degree in the School of Media and Journalism.
Students interested in applying for the fellowship must be applying for enrollment for the Fall of 2021 and must do the following:
- Complete the Graduate Student Application to MDJ
- Complete the Application for Graduate Assistantship
- Email a cover letter, your CV/resume, and a link to a portfolio of your work to email@example.com
Academic Year Stipend
Full Tuition Remission
Health Insurance Credit of 70%.
Full-Time Student (8 graduate hours minimum)
Minimum of 3.0 GPA
A minimum of 20 hours a week at WKSU
Notable Walton D. Clarke Fellows:
2018-2019 Lydia Taylor
2016-2017 Michael Bratton
2013-2014 Lauren Schmoll
2012-2013 Jason Sokol
2002-2004 Mandy Jenkins
For questions related to WKSU, please email Andrew Meyer.
For questions related to the Media and Journalism graduate program, please email Cheryl Ann Lambert.