Adolph Bremer Scholarship

The Adolph Bremer 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 or SAT of 1260.
3. Each recipient must be a declared in Journalism.
4. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (4.0=A)


In 1997, John Vivian established the Adolph Bremer Award for Excellence in Journalism. This Adolph Bremer Scholarship agreement revises and replaces the original Adolph Bremer Scholarship agreement established by John Vivian in 1997.

Adolph Bremer joined the Winona State University faculty in 1956 and later created the University’s first journalism course. Adolph Bremer brought his experience as editor of the Winona Daily News to the classroom and gave students a real-life feel for the work of journalism. Adolph was tireless in helping students improve their work to appear in campus and off-campus media, and students respected and loved him in return. Adolph Bremer retired in 1992 after 36 years as an adjunct professor. On the occasion of Adolph Bremer’s death in 1997, the original scholarship was established for a senior in mass communication who has exhibited excellence in journalism for the CyberIndee. This revision encourages and supports students seeking a degree in Journalism. This seems an especially fitting memorial to Adolph Bremer’s commitment as a journalist and as a journalism educator.

Adolph Bremer Scholarship
College of Liberal Arts, Incoming Freshman Scholarships, Mass Communications Department