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Journalism Student Wins $10,000 Scholarship

By Kelley Bozeman


Tracy Kershaw

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The "Top Ten" winners were selected based on academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in a career in journalism. They also were required to submit a personal essay emphasizing their long-term goals.

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June 19 , 2002– (Lexington, Ky.) – Tracy Kershaw, a University of Kentucky senior from Hazard, Ky., has been awarded $10,000 from the Scripps Howard Foundation's Top Ten Scholarship program. Nine other college students from around the nation won the award. Kershaw was the only student from Kentucky.
"The foundation¹s Top Ten Scholarship program was created to identify and reward the brightest college journalism students in the country," said Judith G. Clabes, president and CEO of the foundation. "This year¹s scholarship winners have outstanding academic and professional credentials and represent a very bright future for journalism in America."

Kershaw, a journalism major, is editor of UK¹s independent daily student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel. She is currently interning at the Tampa Tribune. She has also interned at the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C.

The "Top Ten" winners were selected based on academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in a career in journalism. They also were required to submit a personal essay emphasizing their long-term goals.

A special scholarship committee of industry professionals selected the winners. The "Top Ten" scholarships are offered annually to full-time students entering their junior or senior year. To qualify, students must be enrolled for the full academic year in any journalism discipline. Students are nominated by the colleges and universities they attend.


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