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Penny Bender Fuchs Internship Grants. This fund was established by colleagues, family and friends of Penny Bender Fuchs, an admired and respected member of the Merrill College faculty from 1999 until her death in 2013.  Rising Merrill College juniors and seniors are eligible for this award. Preference is given to students who might not otherwise be able to participate in an internship due to financial limitations.  Preference is also given to students who have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in journalism courses.

John A. Jenkins ’72 Internship Award. Established by John Jenkins ’72, president and publisher emeritus of CQ Press in Washington, DC and author of “The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist.” This fund provides travel- or tuition-related internship expenses for Merrill College students who might not otherwise be able to participate in internships due to financial limitations.

Joseph R. Slevin Award. Established by the family of the late Joseph R. Slevin, former president of the National Press Club and National Press Foundation, former journalist with the Journal of Commerce, New York Herald-Tribune, Times of London and The New York Times, and author for 19 years of a widely syndicated column covering economics. This scholarship is awarded in consultation with the Merrill College Internship Director to students who obtain a full-time summer internship with a leading media organization in the area of political or economic reporting.  Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition for internship academic credits and expenses associated with the internship.