A School of Journalism student at The University of Texas at Austin has been named a 2008 Top 10 Scholar by the Scripps Howard Foundation.
Jazmine Ulloa, a senior in print journalism, was chosen based on her academic achievement, portfolio of work, demonstrated interest in journalism and an essay about her long-term career goals. She will receive a $10,000 scholarship through the annual Scripps Howard Foundation Top Ten Scholars program.
Ulloa, who is from El Paso, is the editor of Abroadly Speaking, a student-run study abroad magazine she founded, and the editor of Adelante, a student-run publication focusing on Latino issues. She produced a short documentary film on Czech techno music through Prague Stories, a study abroad program in the Czech Republic, and has interned at an independent rock music magazine in London. Prior to her current internship at The Austin American-Statesman, she interned at The Brownsville-Herald.
The Scripps Howard Foundation has made $1 million in scholarships available to 100 students since the Top Ten Scholars program began in 1999.
The nine other 2008 Top Ten Scholars represented the following universities: Arizona State University, Hofstra University, Louisiana State University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, University of Oklahoma, University of Southern California and West Virginia University.
The Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, literacy, minority recruitment/development and First Amendment causes. It is the philanthropic arm of The E.W. Scripps Company, a diverse, 130-year-old media enterprise with interests in broadcast television stations, newspaper publishing, and licensing and syndication.
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