Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Announces John H. Taylor Jr. ’75 Endowed Journalism Scholarship

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10.24.13 VILLANOVA, Pa. -– Communication students in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who are interested in careers in journalism can now take advantage of a new scholarship that will help enable them to pursue internship opportunities in the field.

The John H. Taylor Jr. ’75 Endowed Journalism Scholarship provides Villanova interns enrolled in the Communication Department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with financial resources to facilitate practical experiences in journalism through a qualified internship.

“Villanova has many successful alumni in the field of journalism, including two Pulitzer Prize winners,” said Maurice Hall, PhD, chair, Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  “This is an outstanding opportunity for current students to begin to follow in their footsteps.”   

Applicants must be full-time Communication students with Junior or Senior status and enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. They must have secured an internship in the field of Journalism. A letter confirming the internship offer must be submitted with the application. Seniors who are interns should be enrolled for at least one semester after the end of the internship. The funds can be for paid or unpaid internships.

The selection criteria for the scholarship include strong academic performance, internships with a high level of responsibility at professional and reputable news organizations and a connection between the student’s overall academic and career goals.  The award will total up to $2,900 for the semester, and the amount may vary according to the funds available and the competitiveness of the student’s application. Recipients will be selected by the chair of the Communication Department.

The application deadline for the spring 2014 semester is 12:00pm on Monday, December 2. For more information on the John H. Taylor ’75 Endowed Journalism Scholarship and further details on selection criteria, please visit or contact Dr. Thomas Ksiazek at

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Director of Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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