Stone Boyd Journalism Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship

Robin D. Stone is a 1986 graduate of the School of Journalism and is an accomplished journalist and author. Stone started her career in newspapers. She was an editor at the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Detroit Free Press. Her career and contributions to journalism garnered her an Outstanding Alumni Award from MSU in 2004. It is her hope that this scholarship will be given to students who have exhibited leadership skills in the face of adversity, who have overcome significant obstacles, or who have an interest in promoting cross-cultural understandings.


  • Academic record reflecting a high GPA in the major
  • Participation in out-of-classroom experiences in journalism that can include student organizations or the State News.
  • Must have experienced or secured an internship by the time they apply for the scholarship.