Broadcasting and Journalism

The Kenneth L. Dixon Memorial Scholarship

CRITERIA:

  • Must be a high school senior who plans to major in mass communication with an area of concentration in print media (journalism).
  • Applicants must have a composite ACT score of 26 or better and rank in the top 20% of high school graduating class.
  • Preference will be given to a Colchester resident, followed by a graduate of any McDonough County high school. If there is no applicant available from the above locations, a student from any other Illinois high school who satisfies the other criteria may be awarded this scholarship.

TERMS:

  • This scholarship is valued at $500.00 and will be awarded.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Final selection will be made by the Student Affairs Committee in the Department of English and Journalism.
  • Recipient will be recognized at the Honors/Awards Night of his/her high school.
  • Presentation will be made by the Counselor of the school.
  • Selection will be made April 2018

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Applications should be available in the Guidance Counselors Office of the participating high schools and should be returned to Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois by April fifteenth of the student's senior year in high school
  • Applications are also available in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism for Entering Freshman.
  • APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE OR TO SALLEE 306, BY 4:00 P.M.

An online application is available below.

submit online

An application form is available below.

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INQUIRIES:

  • Inquiries should be sent to the Chair, Department of Broadcasting and Journalism

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Department of Broadcasting & Journalism
Sallee Hall 306, Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2888
Email: Broadcasting@wiu.edu