In 2012, Sheila A. Wolfe, JO’52, a graduate of Drake University and retired long-time executive employee of the Chicago Tribune, established an annual scholarship for an incoming first-year student pursuing an undergraduate degree in News Journalism at Drake. Preference is given to a student graduating from a Chicago area high school, but not required if no such student exists.
The recipient of the scholarship must be:
Preference will be given to students who:
Download the Shelia A. Wolfe Scholarship Application.
Visit our admission site for an application for admission to Drake University along with complete instructions.
The general admission application, official school transcript, SAT or ACT scores (or test-flexible interview), recommendation form, and $25 admission application fee (waived for online applicants) must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1, 2017. Please mail admission materials to the Office of Admission, 2507 Drake University, University Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50311-4505, USA.
It is recommended that candidates make a copy of their scholarship materials before mailing and obtain a certificate of mailing from a postal clerk to verify postmark date.
Sheila A. Wolfe spent her career working at the Chicago Tribune, pioneering a new career path for women journalists through her roles as reporter, associate editor, and recruitment director. Today she spends much of her time traveling throughout the world. When at her home in Chicago, she enjoys reading at least three newspapers a day and practicing Tai Chi as well as the banjo.
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