The Alex Haley/Playboy Interview Scholarship in Magazine Journalism has been estabilshed in recognition of writer and historian Alex Haley's outstanding contributions to the field of magazine journalism and American literature. Haley conducted the first Playboy Interview in 1962 and was a contributor to the magazine until his death in 1992.
The scholarship recipient must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate upperclassman or master's degree student and have a minumum grade point average of 3.0 in the College of Communications' journalism program. The award will be based on academic performance, professional promise and financial need. The scholarship provides an annual stipend of $5,000 and includes a paid summer internship at the editorial offices of Playboy in New York City.
The selection of the scholarship recipient will be made each year by the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Journalism Scholarship Selection
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