Scholarships awarded to three Manship students


The Manship School recently awarded scholarships to three mass communication students to help finance their study abroad opportunities.

JoLena Broussard, a public relations senior, received the Luke S. Bashore Traveling Scholar Award, which supports a student for a semester of studying abroad.  

Broussard is currently studying in the United Kingdom at the University of Leicester for the spring semester.  

“By studying abroad, I know I will obtain unique, invaluable knowledge that I will be able to bring back to the United States and apply to my everyday life and my professional career,” Broussard said.  

“With an interest in global marketing, traveling the world and giving back to the greater community, the opportunity to study abroad is truly an experience of a lifetime. With the challenge of financing my own study abroad trip, I am grateful to be the recipient of the Luke S. Bashore Traveling Scholar Award.”    

Valencia Richardson, a political communications junior, has been awarded the Jay Perkins Scholarship, which is given to students willing to travel off the typical study abroad path.  

“I truly appreciate the scholarship given to me by the Jay Perkins Scholarship to support my summer abroad trip,” Richardson said. “The funds given to me will go toward paying my program costs for my trip to Argentina.”  

She will live in Córdoba, Argentina, for a month while taking nine hours of Spanish classes at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, enabling her to complete the requirements for a Spanish minor at LSU.  

“The Manship School has provided me with opportunities that I would not have had otherwise, including internship opportunities, amazing classes, trips and access to scholarships like this,” she said. “This study abroad experience will be incredible, and I am grateful for the help this scholarship will provide.”    

Hannah Bishop, a political communications junior, has received the inaugural Adrienne Moore Award in Media & Public Affairs, which will support her as she travels to Washington D.C. this summer for the Manship in D.C. program.  

“The Adrienne Moore Award will help me to afford the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., and take a course hosted by George Washington University,” Bishop said. “By lightening my financial burden, this scholarship allows me to focus more on my learning. I believe this experience will be conducive in furthering my education.”   While she studies in Washington D.C., Bishop also plans on obtaining an internship.  

“Receiving this scholarship reminds me that I am on the right path toward my career goals,” she said. “I am reassured that choosing LSU was the best decision I have made thus far.”