The Rhonda Swan Memorial Scholarship

Rhonda Swan was a Journalism major who graduated in 1987 and became the first Black city editor at The Republican (Springfield) and later worked at The News Journal (Delaware) and The Palm Beach Post (Florida). She garnered numerous awards and much recognition during her career as a journalist, including from the New England Associated Press, the News Executive Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. Her family established this award in her memory.

To be eligible, you must be Journalism major in good academic standing. Strong preference will be given to students who are underrepresented in the Journalism Department, especially those from Springfield, MA.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write an essay that describes how you hope to make a positive difference in the world with your journalism degree.
  2. Please upload your current resume.