Southeastern communication student awarded Washington Media Fellows Scholarship
Friday, May 8, 2020
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University communication major Brianna Hawkins
of Carencro was among the spring 2020 Washington Media Fellows scholarship winners.
Receiving a $1,500 scholarship, Hawkins credits support services at Southeastern for
helping her with this achievement.
“I would recommend that everyone use support services on campus when applying for scholarships,” Hawkins said. “I know that helped me represent Southeastern as one of 15 universities in the country to have scholarship recipients.”
To apply, Hawkins wrote an essay, participated in an interview, and submitted her professional resume and letter of recommendation to the Washington Media Scholars Foundation. Hawkins said she worked with both Career Services and the Southeastern Writing Center to ensure her application was as close to perfection as possible.
Hawkins also represented Southeastern on its journalism team at the Southeast Journalism Conference in February. She has worked as a staff reporter for the Lions Roar student newspaper and is looking forward to a career in public relations.
According to its website, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation works to fulfill its mission of “creating scholarship, educational and career advancement opportunities for college students interested in strategic media.”