Ernie Pyle Scholars
When journalism initiated its special honors program to engage the best and brightest new students, determining a name was easy. The Ernie Pyle Scholars are students who combine hard work with critical thinking and creativity, the same skills the program’s namesake relied on while reporting from the frontlines of World War II.
Each year, the school selects 18 to 21 qualified students from dozens of applications. These scholars are admitted directly to the journalism program and are journalism majors as soon as they set foot on campus.
Once they arrive, Ernie Pyle Scholars are eligible to enroll in up to seven special honors courses, where as a group, they are taught by professors who challenge them to do their best work. They also travel, attend special programs and are eligible for scholarships and internships.