This scholarship honors the legacy of Donald L. Walker, an alumnus of Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was an editor and reporter for the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a founding member of the Milwaukee Newspaper Guild.
Over nearly four decades, Walker covered the issues and events of Milwaukee and beyond with integrity, fairness, wit and compassion. He was a consummate professional who balanced his life with his family, friends, sports, literature and music.
The Don Walker Memorial Scholarship provides $3,000 annually to a student studying journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee or Marquette University. The award alternates schools. The fund that finances the scholarship has risen from $25,000 five years ago to $100,000. You can read more about the scholarship winners here.
The Don Walker Memorial Scholarship is administered through the MPC Endowment, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Milwaukee Press Club. The scholarship greatly appreciates the support of its leadership sponsors, including the Milwaukee Newspaper Guild and the Milwaukee Press Club.
To donate, checks can be made out to MPC Endowment Ltd. Please write “Don Walker Scholarship” in the memo field. Checks can be mailed to: MPC Endowment Ltd., 1505 N. 119th St. Wauwatosa, WI 53226.
No formal fundraising event for the scholarship fund is currently scheduled, but individual donations continue to be made. You can find tips here on how to organize your own event to raise money for the scholarship fund.
You can also share your memories of Don here.