Purpose: To support a newsroom internship abroad.
Funds available: $750.
Eligibility: Declared majors in Journalism or Business Journalism. Preference to students with foreign language skills. Students must register for up to three credits of J451-3, Journalism Internship, and satisfy the pre-requisites for J453 by the time the internship begins.
How to apply: Secure an internship abroad, then apply for the scholarship. Address applications to the department head. Include: 1) a letter specifying the nature of the work and related travel, and the nature of your interest and background; 2) a detailed budget. Even if you haven't gotten confirmation of your overseas internship we still encourage you to apply for the Korry. The award may be made contingent on the overseas site's accepting you.
Deadline: First week in December.
For details: See John Muncie, email@example.com; ex. 8240
The Edward M. Korry Scholarship is awarded by faculty members to a Journalism student on financial assistance who has an interest in foreign policy and international relations, and who has obtained a summer or other internship with a news organization. The stipend is $750.
Edward M. Korry was both a journalist and a diplomat. Throughout his life, he believed passionately in the importance of integrity and truth in both public service and the press. A native New Yorker, he graduated from Washington and Lee in 1942 and received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University in 1980.
He began his career as a page boy at NBC, then joined the United Press and served as chief correspondent for the United Press at the United Nations, bureau chief for the Balkans, Germany and France, and chief European correspondent until 1954. From 1954 to 1960, Korry served as European Editor for Look Magazine, earning the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Reporting on Foreign Affairs, and the Page One Award from the Newspaper Guild of New York.
Among the major stories he covered were the following:
In 1963, President Kennedy appointed Korry U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia; in 1967, President Johnson appointed Korry U.S. Ambassador to Chile, and in 1969, President Nixon asked Korry to remain in Chile, where he continued to serve until 1971.
After leaving Chile, Ambassador Korry was president of the Association of American Publishers and president of the United Nations Association - USA. His career was destroyed by media reports beginning in 1974 relating to U.S. involvement in Chile that falsely implicated him in the U.S. attempt in 1970 to prevent Chile's newly elected socialist president, Salvador Allende, from assuming the presidency. From that time on, Korry sought to clear his name and ensure that the truthful story of American involvement in Chile be told. In 1981, the New York Times issued a rare front page exoneration of Korry's role in Chile.
The Journalism Department cannot support projects that require travel to countries on the State Department's current travel warning list. To see a list of those countries, click here.