ONF Scholarships

The Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation awards three $1,500 scholarships to Oklahoma journalism students each year. The application deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is February 15, 2013. Below are the eligibility and application requirements.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Majoring in journalism or equivalent degree program
  • Junior or senior for the 2013-14 academic year
  • Full-time enrollment at an Oklahoma college or university
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating a career commitment to newspaper journalism

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Written statement describing career goals
  • Resumé listing journalism and work experience, extracurricular activities, awards and honors
  • Most recent college transcript
  • (Optional) One letter of recommendation from a professor or employer

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Breeden Scholarship

The Bob and Marion Breeden University of Oklahoma Journalism Student Aid Fund Scholarship was created in 2006 by a memorial donation from the Breeden family to the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation. Each year the foundation awards one $1,000 scholarship to a senior enrolled at the University of Oklahoma. Applicants should be enrolled full-time during the 2013-14 school year in a journalism or equivalent degree program with plans to pursue a newspaper career upon graduation.

Robert H. Breeden received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1929. He was editor and co-publisher of The Cleveland American, a weekly newspaper in Cleveland, Okla., from 1931 to 1962. He served on the Oklahoma Press Association’s board of directors, including a term as the association’s vice president in 1961. He also owned several newspapers in Arkansas. Breeden was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 1956 and served as the Senate’s minority leader for two terms. He also led Henry Bellmon’s successful campaign to become Oklahoma’s first Republican governor. Breeden died on March 25, 2006, in Russellville, Ark.

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Recipients of ONF scholarships for 2013-14 school year:

Kyle Hinchey
Oklahoma State University
Hometown: Tulsa,Okla.

Murphy Mitchell
Oklahoma State University
Hometown: Tulsa,Okla.

Susannah Waite
Oklahoma City University
Hometown: Paris, Texas


Recipient of Breeden Scholarship for 2013-14 school year:

Joey Stipek
University of Oklahoma
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Okla.

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