Other Scholarship Opportunities

Luke S. Bashore Traveling Scholar 

The award is for a Manship student(s) interested in study abroad for fall, spring, or summer semesters, study in Washington, D.C., or study in the News 21 program at Arizona State University. Randy and Gail Bashore of Fork Union, Va. established this award in memory of their son, Luke, an LSU Manship School junior, who died in an automobile accident in 2008. The Bashores want students to live their dreams and believe a semester away can be a life-altering experience that students should not miss.  

Jay Perkins Scholarship for Study Abroad

Funded primarily by his former students, this award is named for journalism associate professor emeritus Jay Perkins whose love of overseas travel is equal only to his love of teaching. This scholarship is for the adventurous student who is willing to travel off the typical study abroad path. Preference will be given to applicants who wish to travel to Eastern Europe or South America or locations where journalistic practices are different from the U.S. system, as well as to students who select longer programs of study (fall or spring semester or full year abroad).

The Adrienne Moore Media & Public Affairs Award

The Adrienne Moore Media & Public Affairs Award was created to honor Adrienne Moore, who served as the first director of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs from 2000 to 2011. Because of her leadership, the center enjoys a national reputation for supporting dialogue in important public issues, publishes widely distributed reports on these issues, supports research for the public good and sponsors LSU and community visits by outstanding scholars and professionals. Moore also spearheaded the creation of the Manship research facility which offers public opinion analysis and a media effects lab and conducts the annual Louisiana Survey; the Breaux Symposium through which important national issues are analyzed and the popular Media & Politics book series that now features ten publications. The award offers support to a Manship student to study in media and public affairs in a larger metropolitan area or abroad.

Scripps Howard Foundation Internship Award/Grant

The Scripps Howard Foundation grants one Manship School student $3,000 to support a summer internship. The winner also gets a $500 check after completion of the internship toward expenses of the following semester, or for themselves if they’ve just graduated. Eligible students should be rising juniors or seniors, graduate students or can be recent graduates without placements. Internships must last a minimum of 10 weeks and include working at least 35 hours per week. Placement must be in a journalism-related position: in multimedia; as a news producer, or in an environment that offers sales, entrepreneurial, social media or digital communications experience. Internships may be a paid or unpaid placement and may or may not be at a Scripps operating unit (sites listed at www.scripps.com) but may not be at a Scripps operating unit’s direct competitor. (Freelance or remote arrangements are not eligible).

To apply, students must submit a resume, a description of the internship from the internship supervisor, including your duties, hours and duration of the internship, and a brief cover letter noting why they are applying for this award.