Scholarships: About John Matthew Jackson

John M. Jackson Memorial Scholarship

From left, John Schwarb, Tom Biersdorfer, JR Ross, Greg Bardonner and Brad Watts are among the friends who started the golf open in memory of their friend, John M. Jackson. (Audrie Osterman | The Media School)
From left, John Schwarb, Tom Biersdorfer, JR Ross, Greg Bardonner and Brad Watts are among the friends who started the golf open in memory of their friend, John M. Jackson. (Audrie Osterman | The Media School)

The annual Take It Easy Open golf outing benefits the John M. Jackson Memorial Scholarship established in honor of Jackson, an IU student who died in 1996 of a brain aneurysm. The IU senior had been IDS editor-in-chief the summer before his death.

Alumni, including JR Ross and other friends, started the outing as a way to support a scholarship in Jackson’s memory. The outing has since raised more than $50,000 for scholarships.

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