MU Journalism Student Wins $10,000 Top Ten Scholarship

Columbia, Mo. (June 22, 2005) — Diego Sorbara is one of ten outstanding journalism students to receive a $10,000 Top Ten Scholarships awarded by the Scripps Howard Foundation. The Missouri School of Journalism senior from LaGrange, Ill., is pursuing a double major in news-editorial and French.

Diego Sorbara
Diego Sorbara

The Top Ten Scholarship is an award given to the 10 most outstanding journalism students in the nation. Students considered for the award have demonstrated an interest in journalism as well as high academic achievement, have strong recommendations and have submitted a personal essay. It is hoped that the recipients will parley their scholarships into careers that make a permanent impression on journalism and democracy. The Scripps Howard Foundation strives to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development.

Sorbara previously won national recognition in the Student Society for News Design competition and is at The Hartford (Conn.) Courant this summer as a Dow Jones intern.”We get the best and brightest students here at Mizzou, and Diego is without a doubt at the top of that illustrious heap. He’s a well-rounded journalist, with talent and wisdom beyond his years. He challenges me as a teacher, and he challenges the students around him. I’m thrilled for him, and I can’t wait to see what his future holds,” said Joy Mayer, design editor at the Columbia Missourian and an assistant professor at the School.

Founded in 1908, the Missouri School of Journalism is the world’s first school of journalism. The proven Missouri Method blends research and theory, allowing students to work under the tutelage of professionals who formerly worked for some of the nation’s best media outlets and advertising agencies.

The School operates the Columbia’s morning community newspaper, the market’s NBC-TV affiliate, an award-winning National Public Radio member station, a weekly entertainment-based tabloid weekly widely distributed in mid-Missouri, and IPI Global Journalist, the publication of the International Press Institute based in Vienna, Austria.

Updated: April 7, 2020

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