Summarized by Jennifer Livingston
Deseret News endows 4 universities
Deseret News 25May00 D3
Scholarships to go to Y., U., USU, WSU students
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- William James Mortimer, the publisher of
Deseret News, recently announced the establishment of endowed
scholarships for print journalism at four Utah universities. The
announcement came at the banquet celebrating the 150th anniversary of
$150,000 will be divided equally between the University of Utah,
Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Weber State
University. Each school will receive $37,500. The endowment will be
permanent, and five percent will be awarded to recipients each year.
Deseret News editors will select recipients based on recommendations
from the university faculties. Those eligible will have demonstrated
excellence in the field of print journalism, and will have at least
one more year of college to finish. Each will receive a $500 cash
award, summer employment, and the scholarship money that will be
applied toward tuition.
Those who are selected to receive this honor will be named Deseret
News Scholars. Names of all recipients will be recorded on a plaque
at the Deseret News building.