School of Journalism Scholarships

The Detroit News Staff Scholarship: Established by current and former employees of The Detroit News, this award is intended to encourage students who have the demonstrated capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.

  • The recipient shall be an incoming freshman who intends to major in journalism, plans to pursue newspaper journalism and shows promise of becoming a successful journalist.

Prospective students who have not yet received a NetID to log into the MSU Scholarships system may apply for this scholarship at

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
  6. Email of a parent or guardian
  7. Reference/Letter of recommendation
  8. Work samples
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