Archive for Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gift establishes KU journalism scholarship

August 21, 2012


Kansas University alumni Kathy and Tom Plimpton, of Fort Worth, Texas, donated $60,000 to KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications to establish a new scholarship.

The new Kathleen Donnelly Plimpton Scholarship will focus on women undergraduate journalism majors from Kansas, according to a statement from the KU Endowment Association.

Kathy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from KU in 1972, and Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1971.

The donors have contributed to KU before, establishing the Tom Plimpton Innovation Studio in KU’s Center for Design Research and establishing an innovation fund in Tom’s name to support interdisciplinary research projects at the center.


Flap Doodle 1 year, 8 months ago

I wonder if the journalism scholarship students will have boosters paying them cash under the table and giving them cars?


Lateralis 1 year, 8 months ago

Since education is the primary focus of any scholarship student is their studies I wonder if journalism scholarship students will be denied the ability to have a job or get paid for services like scholarship athletes are.

After all it's all about their education right?


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