Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Awards $121,000 in Scholarships to 20 Students during Student Town Hall Meeting

(HAMPTON, VA) – Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications presented $121,000 in scholarship awards to 20 deserving students on April 24, during a Student Town Hall meeting in the Robert P. Scripps auditorium. The scholarships are funded by donations from three of the school’s prominent partners:the White House Correspondents’ Association, Spotify and the Scripps Howard Fund.

The commitment and financial support of these media groups reflect their dedication to the next generation of diverse journalists and public relations professionals,” said SHSJC Dean Julia A. Wilson. “These scholarships enable our students to focus on their academic work and fine-tune their creative skills, as they prepare for jobs and careers in the highly competitive global marketplace.”

Tyra Ware, a fourth-year journalism major and co-executive producer of the school’s WHOV-TV, received the White House Correspondents’ Association scholarship and a ticket enabling her to attend that group’s prestigious annual dinner on April 27 in Washington, D.C. where President Joe Biden participated in the program.

Spotify scholarships went to first-year students Nyla Adams and HoneyRose Smith, both journalism majors; second-year students Caitlyn Fitzpatrick and Trinity Polk, journalism majors and Sophia Guerra, strategic communication major; third-year students Bella May, journalism major, and Ayan Harris, strategic communication major; and fourth-year students Samiyah Hall, Isaac Harris and Riana Ward, all strategic communication majors.

Scripps Howard Endowed Fund scholarship recipients include: first-year students HoneyRose Smith and Jasmine Thomas, journalism majors, and Alessandra Garron, strategic communication major; second-year students Cheyenne Brown, Jordyn Isaacs and Brooklyn Lewis, journalism majors, and Reagan Carter and Sophia Guerra, strategic communication majors; third-year student Morgan Harris, journalism major; and fourth-year students Sydney McCall, journalism major, Samiyah Hall and Kassidy McGill, strategic communication majors.

Approximately 100 students attended the final meeting of the school’s student body and faculty for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. As part of the program, the students with the highest GPAs were recognized and inducted into the Kappa Tau Alpha honor society for journalism and communications.


About Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is committed to preparing its students with a high-quality and well-rounded education for global careers in journalism and strategic communications. SHSJC emphasizes accuracy, balance, fairness, integrity and high ethical standards of excellence through journalism and strategic communications. The Scripps Howard brand is internationally renowned as an educational foundation that promotes, supports and enables aspiring journalists.

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