ONA is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Ohio Newspapers Foundation scholarships. Each of the six scholarships is $1,500 for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Harold K. Douthit Regional Scholarship: Devon Marti, University of Findlay
Devon Marti is a junior at the University of Findlay, where she studies journalism and political science. She is a staff writer for the Pulse, the university’s weekly campus newspaper, and also the producer and anchor of PulseTV, the weekly campus TV program.
Minority Scholarship: Jaelani Turner-Williams, Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School
Jaelani Turner-Williams will be attending Kent State University in the fall, where she plans to study journalism. During her high school career she wrote for her school’s newspaper and the Ohio State Bronzevillian. She is passionate about writing and wrote a senior paper on the objectification and stereotyping of women in hip-hop imagery.
Ohio Newspaper Women’s Scholarship: Danae King, Bowling Green State University
University Journalism Scholarships:
Gianna Gizzi, University of Dayton
Gianna Gizzi is a freshman at the University of Dayton, where she majors in phychology and public relations. She says she has been passionate about journalism ever since high school, where she worked on her school newspaper, and has a strong love for writing.
Cassandra Stevens, Malone University
Cassandra Stevens is a sophmore at Malone University, where she majors in communications arts. She is a staff writer for the student-operated online newspaper, The Aviso AVW, and is passionate about journalism.
Shee Wai Wong, Youngstown State University
Shee Wai Wong is a junior at Youngstown State, where she majors in journalism. She has interned at TheNewsOutlet.com a university-media collaboration and has published article in a number of publications, including an A-1 story in the Akron Beacon Journal.