Private philanthropy plays a major role in assuring the success of our students. While state funding and tuition cover many of our costs, private donations allow us to go beyond the ordinary and offer an extraordinary education to students.
Donations to the J-School allow us to:
- Offer scholarships and student awards. Each April, during our Dean Stone Awards Banquet, we give more than $100,000 in scholarships and awards.
- Feature world-class speakers and visiting professors. Programs such as the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorship, the Dean Stone Lecture and the Jeff Cole Distinguished Lecture give students the opportunity to learn from top-notch professionals.
- Provide our students with essential learning outside the classroom. Projects such as the Senior Documentary, Native News Honors class and legislative reporting allow students to go beyond campus to do reporting that makes a difference in people's lives.
- Develop research opportunities for our graduate students. Our Master's Degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism began in fall 2010, and allows students to work with scientists and other experts across campus.
- Expand undergraduate programs and curriculum. Don Anderson Hall, which opened in summer 2007, provided us with the space and technology to forge another 100 years into the future. New classes range from Fashion Photography, offered in January 2011, to News Literacy, starting in spring 2012.
For more information about giving opportunities for the J-School, please contact our dean, Peggy Kuhr.
Thank you for joining with us in continuing the legacy of the School of Journalism at The University of Montana!