Paul Corrigan Scholarship
Paul Corrigan was a promising photojournalism student in the Winona State University Journalism Program. At the start of his sophomore year, on September 10, 1983, the last night of the university’s orientation activities for the new academic year, Paul Corrigan drowned at the Madison Silo gravel pit on the Winona West End while on an outing with his Winona State classmates. His loss was deeply felt, not only by his family but by students, faculty and everyone who knew his good nature, easy smile and natural comradeship.
Paul Corrigan, although only 20, had begun an-impressive portfolio from his work at his hometown newspaper, the Lake City, Minnesota, Graphic, and the Winonan, a campus newspaper. He was preparing to begin shooting for Winona Campus Life, which was just beginning publication. The original scholarship agreement was for a senior who has exhibited excellence in photojournalism in Winona Campus Life. This revised agreement also is especially appropriate as a memorial to Paul Corrigan. Had he lived, Paul Corrigan probably would have been honored with an award of this sort for his photojournalism accomplishments.
Scholarship contact is John Vivian.