School of Journalism Scholarships

Mary Adelaide Gardner Scholarships: Established with a gift by the late Dr. Mary Adelaide Gardner, a legendary journalism professor at MSU from 1966-1991, these scholarships pay full or partial tuition costs for one academic year for a full-time junior or a full-time incoming master’s student. Dr. Gardner served as the first woman president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and also ran a summer journalism workshop for 20 years for El Norte, a newspaper in Monterrey, Mexico. She was adamant that students complete an internship as part of their education. Dr. Gardner was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.


  • Full-time junior at the time of application (scholarship is awarded for senior year of study)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher