Annual Scholarship Honoring Legendary Cardinals Hall of Fame Broadcaster Open to Full-Time Students Pursuing Career in Sports Broadcasting/Writing
ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 25, 2022– The St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Press Club today announced the creation of The Mike Shannon Scholarship for Sports Broadcast Journalism. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually, beginning this year, to a full-time student pursuing or intending to pursue a degree leading to a career in sports journalism, with preference given to students from the St. Louis bi-state metropolitan area.
“I am grateful to the St. Louis Press Club and the Cardinals organization for creating a scholarship fund in my name for aspiring sports journalism students,” said Cardinals Hall of Famer Mike Shannon. “St. Louis has a rich history of producing some of the most talented sports writers and broadcasters in the industry and I look forward to helping the next wave of men and women pursue their dreams of a career in sports journalism.”
A panel of judges from the St. Louis Press Club and members of the Shannon family will select the scholarship recipient based on aptitude, interest in pursuing a sports journalism career, academic standing, and financial need.
Applications for the Mike Shannon Scholarship Fund are being accepted now through April 1. A recipient will be announced on May 1. Interested students can learn more about the scholarship application requirements at stlpressclub.org/scholarships.html.
Anyone wishing to contribute to Mike Shannon’s Scholarship Fund can do so by visiting stlpressclub.org/MikeShannon.html.