Giving to the JSchool

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Since 1923, Ohio University has offered top-quality journalism and strategic communication education to the best and brightest. Prize-winning faculty and alumni, notable domestic and international internships, a focus on hands-on media experiences and technology-rich learning are all noted strengths in the JSchool, but we need your continued support of our students, faculty, and facilities. Alumni and friends can support the continued growth and innovation of our school by giving back. Here are just a few ways:

  • Scholarships: It’s not news that tuition is at an all-time high, and while Ohio University recently enacted the OHIO Guarantee, the cost of a college education is still insurmountable for some. You can support students by setting up both non-endowed and endowed scholarships, or by making a gift into an existing scholarship account. Scholarships can be set up to support students with high academic merit, financial need, or both – and can be targeted to students throughout the JSchool or in either the News & Information or Strategic Communication tracks.
  • Internship Support: Internships are an integral, important, and expected experience for our students. From the Today Show to the Associated Press, and from Edelman PR to Facebook, our JSchool students take full advantage of what they learn on campus when they accept these coveted internships. The only downside? It can be expensive to live in a big city (or even overseas) for a semester, and many of our students have to turn down great opportunities just because of finances. The E.W. Scripps Society of Alumni & Friends Internship Support Fund is already in place and ready for your gift, or you can design your own internship support fund.

Make an online donation to the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and choose to make a one-time or recurring gift.

IMPORTANT: Once in the e-commerce site, use the pull-down menu to select the Scripps College of Communication, and in the “Other” box, type in: "School of Journalism Development Fund," "Journalism scholarship for magazine," or the name of any other fund you would like to support. Follow the directions from there to continue making your gift.

To discuss the creation of a named scholarship, or to ask questions, please contact Robert Stewart, Director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, at or 740-593-2601, or Robin Stock, Senior Director of Development, at or 740-597-9019.

We also need your time and talent!

Society of Alumni and Friends: Join our Society of Alumni and Friends. Members of this organization work to improve the JSchool by creating on-campus programs (e.g., Senior Saturday Day) and networking opportunities.

Advice: Advise us on curriculum matters. You are in a perfect position to keep us apprised of changes in your specific industry. We'd very much like to hear suggestions you might have to help our program improve.

One-on-one with students: Speak to students one-on-one. Perhaps one of our students is interning with your company. Seek them out and give them some of your time and advice. These kinds of exchanges are invaluable to our students.

Speak to classes: Volunteer to speak to classes or one of our student organizations. You can do this in person or by tele/video conference (by phone, Skype, etc.).

As always, we love to hear from you, so just let us know how you would like to give back!