Broadcasting and Journalism

Dameris Bagwell Journalism Scholarship


  • African American Student
  • At least sophomore class level during the semester of award
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in major or 2.75 overall GPA
  • Journalism major or minor
  • Demonstrate activity and current participation in at least one professional student organization


  • $250.00 to be applied to the student’s university account. Award can be given in the fall semester or can be split ½ fall and ½ spring.

Selection Process

  • The recipient will be chosen by the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism scholarship selection committee.
  • Selection will be made by September.

Inquiries should be sent to

Chairperson, Department of Broadcasting & Journalism
Sallee Hall 306, Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2888

Application Process

  • The applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from Print Media/Journalism faculty.
  • Include Broadcasting or Journalism major GPA
  • Applications should be submitted to the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism.

Applications submitted online through

Scholarship Portal