Lawrence and Linda Sims Scholarship in Journalism

Lawrence H. Sims is a 1971 graduate of MSU with a degree in Economics. Linda (Lein) Sims graduated in 1976 with a degree in Journalism. Their son, Alexander, graduated from the College of Engineering and the Honors College in 2014. This four generation Spartan family, beginning with Linda’s grandfather who was a graduate of Veterinary Medicine, has chosen to honor their family legacy and to provide support for students to attend MSU from their home community of Saginaw, Michigan, where Lawrence and Linda Sims are actively involved as leaders in business and community service.

Qualifications:

  • Incoming first-year undergraduate students from Saginaw County with a high school GPA of at least 3.5 and who intend to major in journalism
  • If no eligible students from Saginaw County apply, the scholarship may be awarded to students from Bay County or Midland County with a high school GPA of at least 3.5 and intending to major in journalism or one of the majors within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • If there are no eligible students from Bay or Midland County, the scholarship may be awarded to students from the state of Michigan with a high school GPA of at least 3.5, who intend to major in Journalism or one of the majors within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Prospective students who have not yet received a NetID to log into the MSU Scholarships system may apply for this scholarship at https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BVPELBR7VQ9cI5

Award
Varies
Deadline
03/22/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. In no more than 500 words, please write an essay about your interest in pursuing journalism.
  2. Attach a resume listing employment, volunteer, media-related work and honors.
  3. If you have worked on a student media staff at your high school or have done other media work, please briefly tell us about that experience. How long have you participated? What positions have you held? Have you received any honors or awards for your journalistic work?
  4. Name of parent(s) or guardian(s)
  5. Phone of a parent or guardian
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