John T Hoffland Memorial Scholarship

Departments: Communication and Journalism Categories: Communication and Journalism
Amount One award of $700.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is available to a junior or senior with a major in journalism. The applicant should be able to demonstrate their intent to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, e.g., through related work experience, extra-curricular activities, and/or service. Applicants must have a minimum total GPA of 3.0 and financial need.

Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application.
Selection Procedure The Communication and Journalism Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
Selection Deadline Early to mid-April.

The chair of the department will send notification to the recipient.

The winner is expected to attend the Communication and Journalism Student Excellence Recognition Reception held the last day of spring classes.

Special Notes

John T. Hoffland had an outstanding leadership career in broadcast journalism. He was the News Director at WEAU-TV in Eau Claire for over 24 years. John worked with numerous UW-Eau Claire interns and mentored many undergraduates and new employees to become dedicated broadcast journalists. He encouraged all of them to develop their curiosity and presence including their speech/vocal articulation. They now work in newsrooms and leadership positions in television and radio stations across the United States. John's passion was for professional, objective, and substantial journalism with an attention for accurate detail and he demanded that from all whom he trained, mentored, and supervised. John was also a masterful storyteller.

The John T. Hoffland Memorial Broadcast Journalism Scholarship was started and supported by business and professional associates and WEAU-TV watchers, as well as his wife Penny, son Lukas, and many friends after John's death on July 4, 2009.

Thank You The recipient should write a thank you letter to the attention of Friends and Family of John Hoffland, and submit it to the communication and journalism program associate.