From Our Archive
June 17, 2004
Scripps Howard Foundation
names "Top Ten" scholarship winners
– The Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded
$100,000 in scholarships to 10 college journalism students
from across the
through its Top Ten
Accredited journalism programs may nominate
one journalism student for the award. From the pool of
nominees, ten top students are selected for $10,000
scholarships each. The scholarship is a one-time award
covering a full academic year.
“Journalism education is essential to the Foundation’s
mission,” said Judith G. Clabes, president and CEO. “Each year we seek out
the most talented and promising undergraduate journalism
students in the nation to support them in their efforts to
become contributing career journalists.”
Top Ten scholars are selected based on
academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in journalism
as a career. They are required to submit personal essays on
long-term goals and a portfolio of work and recommendations.
An independent panel of professionals judges the
Ten Scholarships are offered annually to full-time students
entering their junior or senior year in any journalism
This year’s Top Ten
Mark A. Bruce, Ohio
University, a junior broadcast journalism major from
Ohio. He is senior
producer of WOUB News who has worked as a play-by-play
commentator for the OU NCAA Division I men’s and women’s
He is an honors scholar. Talia Nichelle Buford,
Hampton University, a senior print major from
Mich. She is editor of the
school newspaper, the Hampton Script, an honors college
student, and a Chips Quinn intern this summer at Press &
Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, N.Y.
University of Kentucky, a senior print major from
Ky. She will be editor
of the school newspaper, the Kernel, next year. She is
interning this summer at the Detroit News.
Patrice R. Holderbach,
Kansas State University, a senior print major from
Topeka. She will be editor
of the student newspaper, the Collegian. She speaks Spanish
and Arabic and hopes to become an international
correspondent based in Latin America.
Northwestern University, a senior print major from
Pa. He works on the
student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, and has had
internships at The Miami Herald and The Intelligencer in
Elizabeth Owens, Drake
University, a senior print major from Palo, Iowa., who
aspires to “a front row seat at the White House as one of
the nation’s top political reporters.” She was editor of the
student newspaper, the Times-Delphic, and is a correspondent
for The Des Moines Register.
Kyle Palmer, University
of Missouri-Columbia, a junior broadcast major from
He has been sports
director at the campus radio station, KCOU, doing
play-by-play broadcasting and hopes to work for NPR. He is a
Phi Beta Kappa honors student.
Lauren J. Smiley,
University of Iowa, a senior print major from
, who is interning
this summer at The Boston Globe and attended the
during the spring semester. She is an
honors student with a double-major in Spanish.
Ivy Meagan Smith, West
Virginia University, a senior news-editorial major from
Keyser, W.Va., who freelances for
the Morgantown Dominion Post. She aims for a master’s degree
in foreign languages and reporting abroad.
Shauna Stephenson, Iowa
State University, a senior photojournalism major from
Iowa. She has been a photo
editor for the Iowa State Daily and a photographer for the
student magazine, Ethos.
Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the
Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in
journalism education, scholarships, internships, literacy,
minority recruitment/development, mid-career training and
First Amendment causes.
Contact: Judy Clabes, Scripps Howard Foundation,