First Morrow scholarships to be awarded in spring

The first scholarships from a fund honoring the late SABEW board member and journalism professor Dave Morrow and will be awarded in spring of 2011, officials at his alma mater, the University of South Carolina, have announced.

Dave Morrow, 1960-2010

SABEW established the David J. Morrow Business Journalism Scholarship Fund at the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications in memory of Morrow, a SJMC alumnus who died Feb. 1 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Scholarship funds will help undergraduate or graduate students seeking careers in business and financial journalism.

Contributions to the fund reached more than $100,000.  SABEW directed $90,000 of the fund to be distributed to the University of South Carolina over the next 10 years. The remainder will be retained by SABEW to financially assist students and professionals seeking to attend SABEW conferences, workshops and other events.

An official at the South Carolina journalism school said the money be first available for use by students in the fall semester of 2011.

At the time of his death, Morrow was the first Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Before accepting that appointment, he had served for eight years as editor-in-chief of

SABEW secretary Beth Hunt, managing editor of Charlotte, N.C.-based American City Business Journals, will join a business journalism panel Oct. 8 at the University of South Carolina journalism school in Columbia, S.C. The public is invited.

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