Pete and Bonnie Axhelm Memorial Scholarship Application

Open to any student with sophomore or junior status in the Diederich College of communication, this merit-based scholarship is for students who demonstrate a keen interest and ability in sports communication, whether that is expressed through the coverage of sporting events, promotion of sports or other means. Recipients should exhibit exceptional writing ability and possess an interest in pursuing a career in sport communication. The award includes a scholarship pending review of the student's financial aid package. Students who have previously received this scholarship are not eligible to apply again.


Applications for the 2021 Axthelm Scholarship closed on March 5, 2021. Please contact Dr. Joyce Wolburg, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, with any questions.

Requirements to apply: submit a video biography that tells your personal story as well as why you feel qualified to receive this award along with a one-page resume of professional quality and three samples of work. These may be written, video or graphic (e.g., news report, feature story, social media plan, blog entry, advertisement, etc.).