John Vivian Scholarship

The John Vivian Scholarship was created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in Journalism. This scholarship will award 1 $1000 award for 4 years for a total of $4000.


1. Each recipient must be an incoming Freshman enrolled full-time at Winona State University (minimum of 12 credits each for Fall and Spring semesters)
2. Each first-time recipient must meet the top tier of the WSU Presidential Honor requirements: Top 5% of graduating class and an ACT 28
3. Each recipient must be a declared Mass Communications major with the Journalism Option:
4. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (4.0=A)


John Vivian has taught journalism at Winona State University for more than 30 years. He began his journalism career in his hometown, Kellogg, Idaho, and continued to study journalism at Gonzaga University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. His professional experience includes eight years with the Associated Press in Spokane, Seattle, Cheyenne and Denver, and before that a year with United Press International. He is the author of numerous textbooks. John says he gives back to WSU to, “promote intelligent citizen involvement through fine journalism.”

John Vivian Scholarship
College of Liberal Arts, Winona State University Foundation Scholarships