Broadcasting and Journalism

The Sigfred, Jeanette and Dean Johnson Scholarship in English and Journalism


  • Undergraduate student majoring in Journalism.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA at WIU or transfer 3.0 GPA for new transfers.
  • Preference is for an underrepresented minority who has proven financial need
  • An essay submitted from a Journalism class.


  • Amount of each award is $1000 to be disbursed ½ fall and ½ spring, usually to the student’s university account.

Selection Process

  • Students must submit a paper along with the application form to the Broadcasting and Journalism Department.
  • The Scholarship Committee will review and make the selection.

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

  • Application and essay addressing criteria should be submitted for consideration.
  • Applications should be submitted to the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism.

Applications submitted online through

Scholarship Portal