Bobbie Hurt Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established by faculty and alumni of retired assistant profession of journalism, Bobbie Hurt. She joined UNA in 1979 and fostered the career paths of many students who entered the journalism field. Ms. Hurt began teaching after spending 17 years in the news media. She served as a reported for the Times Daily in Florence, Nashville Banner and commercial Appeal in Tennessee, and the Birmingham News. She was the Sunday editor of the Altus, Oklahoma Times, editor of The Cache (a regional magazine in Fairbanks, Alaska) and news director of WOWL-TV, Florence.
Ms. Hurt organized and served as the first president of the North Alabama Women’s Press Association. She was vice president of the Alabama Women’s Press Association and vice president of Alabama Media Women. Ms. Hurt attained a bachelor of arts degree from UNA in 1976 and a master’s from the University of Alabama in 1978.
Recipients shall be full time students with priority given to students majoring in Communication.