LSC announces new scholarship program

The Department of Life Sciences Communication is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship program, thanks to a generous donation from Farm Journal Media.

Photo courtesy of Farm Journal Media.

Photo courtesy of Farm Journal Media.

The program is a ten-year, $60,000 scholarship program to help students interested in agricultural journalism learn about the exciting field. The scholarships are co-funded by Farm Journal and its CEO, Andy Weber.

Two scholarships will help students get experience in the exciting world of agricultural journalism. The first scholarship, called “The Farm Journal/Andy Weber Discover Ag Media Scholarship,” will award $3,000 annually to an LSC student. A second scholarship is called “The Farm Journal/Andy Weber Explore Ag Media Scholarship” and will award $3,000 to an LSC student after he or she completes a seven-week internship for Farm Journal.

Andy Weber, CEO of Farm Journal Media. Photo courtesy of Farm Journal.

Andy Weber, CEO of Farm Journal Media. Photo courtesy of Farm Journal.

“Obviously UW Ag Journalism has been very important to my career and we want to give back to help young people realize just how rewarding a career in ag media can be,” said Andy Weber, who is actually a returning student to LSC to finish his undergraduate degree.

Farm Journal Media is the nation’s leading agricultural media company. It includes numerous print publications, television programs, radio shows, websites, and more.

“This is very exciting for our students and such a wonderful opportunity,” said Dominique Brossard, chair of LSC. “We are thankful to Farm Journal Media for investing in this scholarship. Not only will it benefit our students, but in the long run, it will also promote quality content in reporting about agricultural issues, which are important to us all.”

To see Farm Journal Media’s press release about the scholarship go to Farm Journal Media Creates University of Wisconsin Scholarships.