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Bill Mertens Memorial Daily Iowan Scholarship

The Daily Iowan has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships since 1987 through what is now called the Bill Mertens Memorial Daily Iowan Scholarship.

Mertens, a former DI staffer and long-time SPI Board member, was editor and publisher of The (Burlington) Hawk Eye from 1984 to 2004. He died in 2004 and left a legacy of journalistic achievement over three decades. The DI continues to honor Bill through this scholarship, which has jumpstarted the careers of many exceptional student journalists.

The scholarship is for $2,000 per academic year with the potential to earn a scholarship renewal on a semester-by-semester basis, provided satisfactory progress has been made in both academic work and in the newsroom.

Information and application process
2020-21 scholarship information
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Deadline: January 31, 2020

For more information, contact Publisher Jason Brummond at [email protected].