Sophie Bolich (2017 Winner)

Sophie Bolich

Sophie Bolich, a sophomore at Marquette University, was selected to receive the Don Walker Memorial Scholarship for use during the 2017-2018 school year. Bolich is a journalism major and a member of the cross country team.

“What drew me to journalism was the chance to provide a voice for those who tend to be overlooked,” Bolich said.

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Jakayla Phillips (2016 Winner)


Jakayla Phillips was the first student to receive the Don Walker Memorial Scholarship. She received a $2,000 scholarship for use during the 2016-2017 academic year at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

“For some people, journalistic writing may just be a hobby or a way to report current events,” Phillips said. “However, for me, it is more than a hobby; writing is my life.”

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