The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University is home to one of the country's largest (700+ students) and most nationally recognized student media operations and the prestigious Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship in Photography.
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Since 2014, more than 80 photo students have been able to fund portfolio-building experiences and tuition through the Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship in Photography. The scholarship, totaling $4.2 million, is the largest single gift ever made to Kent State to support only scholarships. Incoming freshmen can receive $5,000 to $10,000 in tuition scholarships, which may be renewable by application each year. Throughout the year, students can apply for funding for photo-based projects and study abroad experiences.
Some of our 2017-18 awards include:
- First place for Newspaper of the Year and second place for Best Newscast from the College Media Association
- First place for magazine excellence in the Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence Awards
- Second place in the national Bateman Case Study Competition for public relations and international commendation in You Can Now's student advertising campaign competition