- A declared major in journalism or a closely related field.
- A minimum grade-point average of 3.0.
- A financial need, based on university calculations.
Restrictions on use of the scholarship fund:
Money from the fund shall be used only as an independent scholarship and shall not be tied to an already-funded internship or scholarship. UWM will receive the first scholarship, to be in place for the 2016-17 academic year, and Marquette University will receive the scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The universities will continue to alternate years of use.