Internship & Student Awards

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Internship & Student Awards

Returning students

Please complete the online “Scholarship Application for Current Undergraduate Students,” which can be found by logging in to MyRED. Click on the “Financial” tab at the top of the page. You’ll then see a menu at the right; click on “Scholarship Application.” The deadline is Feb. 1.

Need Based Scholarships

To be considered for a Need Based Scholarship, you must also submit your FAFSA by April 1.

Returning students must apply each year to be considered for CoJMC scholarships.

Internship Funds and Student Awards

Internship Funds and Student Awards are available for returning CoJMC students. All applications open March 3 with an April 7 deadline.

Internship Funds

The Scripps Howard Foundation Internship is for undergraduate or graduate students who have secured a summer internship of at least 10 weeks for 35 hours a week in one of five areas: multimedia, news producer, digital, entrepreneurship, social media/digital marketing sales. Internships may not be at a business that is a direct competitor of a Scripps operating unit (sites listed at www.scripps.com).
Award - $3,000 plus a possible $500 follow-up scholarship.

The application period for this award is closed


The Mark Gautier Internship Award is an opportunity for one CoJMC student who will compete against students from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Creighton University, for the $1,500 Mark Gautier Internship Award.

The application period for this award is closed


The Jim Denney Good News Scholarships honor Jim Denney, a longtime reporter for the Omaha World-Herald, and require students to demonstrate an aptitude for feature writing.

The application period for this award is closed


The Howard Silber Scholarships honor Howard Silber, a longtime reporter for the Omaha World-Herald, and require students to demonstrate excellency in hard news writing.

The application period for this award is closed


The Michael K. and Christie Cater Nelson Dream Big Fund is for undergraduate journalism majors who have been offered internships at top newspapers, magazines, websites or news services.

The application period for this award is closed



The Deb Fiddelke Scholarship Fund is for advertising and public relations majors pursuing unpaid or underpaid internships.

The application period for this award is closed


The Kris Malkoski Scholarship Fund is for advertising and public relations majors pursuing unpaid or underpaid internships.

The application period for this award is closed


The J. Steve Davis Jump Start Fund encourages students to pursue advertising internships in large metropolitan markets outside of Nebraska.

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Student Awards

Returning students also may apply for several unique awards:

The Spence Creative Writing Award is for an enrolled undergraduate student in the college. To apply, students must submit a resume and an essay of no more than 1,000 words that describes how creative writing has benefitted his or her journalistic studies. The winner will be selected based upon the quality of their writing.

The application period for this award is closed


The Dana and Lynn Roper Sports Writing Competition is open to all CoJMC students. They will submit two published sports stories, in print or online (no blogs) and a resume.

The application period for this award is closed


The George and Eva Grimes Memorial Fund is open to any CoJMC student participating in a UNL sponsored study abroad course. Information will be available in March each year.

The application period for this award is closed


The Abe and Belle Lieberman Prize for Excellence in Reporting is open to senior journalism majors. Information will be available in March each year. One student will be chosen to receive the $1,000 award in April.

The application period for this award is closed


The Bud Pagel Writing Prize is open to undergraduate students majoring in Journalism. Winners will be selected based upon the quality of their reporting.

The application period for this award is closed


The Jack Botts Editing Prize is open to undergraduate students majoring in Journalism. The winner will selected based upon the use of proper AP style, grammar, spelling and word usage.

The application period for this award is closed