Jim Hayes Journalism Scholarship

The Jim Hayes Journalism Scholarship Endowment was created to pay tribute to Jim Hayes, a longtime journalism professor at Cal Poly. The scholarship supports upper division or graduate students majoring in journalism with preference to students concentrating in news editorial or agricultural journalism.

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Scholarship donations can be sent to:

Jim Hayes Journalism Scholarship Endowment
Attn: Mary Glick, Associate Professor and Chair
Journalism Department
Building 26, Room 228A
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

2015-16 Jim Hayes Scholarship Recipient:

Naba Ahmed
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Class standing: Junior
Area of Interest: I would like to incorporate a multimedia element into every story, specifically focus on interactive storytelling through data and broadcast journalism.
Minor: Integrated Marketing Communications
Role in Mustang News: I worked as a news reporter covering campus student government and next year, I will be news editor.

2014-15 Jim Hayes Scholarship Recipient:

Jacob Lauing
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Standing: Junior (graduated in June 2016)
Area of Journalism: I would like to pursue longform journalism. Telling in-depth stories through both words and video is what I’m most passionate about.
Minor: Integrated Marketing Communications
Role in Mustang News: I served as a sports reporter, news editor and Editor-in-Chief of Mustang News before creating Mustang News’ first-ever native advertising agency as Sponsored Content Director.

2013-14 Jim Hayes Scholarship Recipients:

Kyle McCarty
Hometown: Lompoc, CA
Class standing: Senior
Area of Journalism: I would like to cover politics, in a metropolitan area in CA, or in Washington DC. My basis for storytelling is writing, but I am very interested in how technology, specifically the web, can be used to tell stories in interesting, effective ways.
Minor: None
Role in Mustang News: I worked as a beat reporter covering campus administration, and am now the Managing Editor for News.

Katie McDermott
Hometown: Solvang, CA
Class standing: Senior
Area of interest: Digital storytelling, more specifically the videography side of things. My concentration in broadcast has strongly influenced that.
Minor: Media Arts and Technologies
Role in Mustang News: I held several positions at MN during the 2013-14 school year. They were: Broadcast Content Producer, Assignment Editor, and Interim News Manager for Broadcast.


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