Journalism student receives national scholarship

Spenser Blank named 2014 Media Fellows Scholar

Journalism student receives national scholarship

Spenser Blank named 2014 Media Fellows Scholar

University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate, Spenser Blank, recently was named one of 25 national 2014 Media Fellows Scholars. He is a dual major in Spanish and journalism with an emphasis in strategic communications. Blank is the first student from Nevada to receive this scholarship. 

"I was overwhelmed when I heard about becoming the first person at the University, nonetheless the first student in Nevada to receive this award," he said. "It is truly rewarding to see my hard work throughout my years at the University pay off. I'm grateful to the Washington Media Scholars Foundation for helping me move toward my career path."

Blank has held internships with The Glenn Group in Reno, Nev., and Cox Communications in Las Vegas. In the 2014 spring semester, he participated in University Studies Abroad Consortium's study abroad program in Bilbao, Spain. According to Blank, the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies has been instrumental in providing a foundation for professional work. Blank will graduate from the University in May 2015.

"The Reynolds School inspired me to pursue my dreams in strategic communications," Blank said. "Professors and faculty care about student achievement and work to help students like myself grow in the field and to become successful."

Washington Media Scholars Foundation is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that provides scholarships to undergraduate students who are studying mass communications, journalism, marketing or political science.   

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