Support the Journalism Department
The Journalism Department at Cal Poly is one of California’s most ambitious undergraduate journalism programs, maximizing the university’s longstanding advantage of Learn by Doing.
The idea behind the Journalism Endowment is simple: A thousand alumni each contribute $1,000 to create a $1 million endowment. The fund holds its principal and pays out a small portion annually to support enrichment activities in the department.
This fund was designed by members of the Journalism Advisory Board to meet the needs of students and faculty in the decades ahead. The endowment also helps fund The Jim Hayes Symposium, a program to advance integrity in journalism and communication.
Contributions to the endowment can be made all at once or spread over four years – in annual payments of $250 or in monthly payments of $20 deducted automatically from a credit card or bank account.
Goal: 1,000 alumni each giving $1,000 to create a $1 million endowment
In addition to our Journalism Endowment, here are a number of funds in the department that provide important opportunities for our students and faculty. We also ask you to consider supporting:
Your gift to Mustang Media Group helps support Cal Poly's student-run newspaper, in print and digital formats.
Your gift to KCPR helps support Cal Poly's student-run radio station and its students.
The Jim Hayes Journalism Scholarship Endowment was created to pay tribute to Jim Hayes, a longtime journalism professor at Cal Poly. The scholarship supports upper division or graduate students majoring in journalism with preference to students concentrating in news editorial or agricultural journalism.
The George Ramos Scholarship for Journalism Excellence was created to honor the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and longtime Cal Poly professor. The scholarship supports junior and senior students majoring in Journalism with a print specialization who are also interested in urban affairs reporting.
If you prefer to provide a check, please fill out our giving form. Print it and mail the form and check to:
Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts
Office of Advancement
One Grand Ave #47-31
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
To learn more about department needs and how you can help, please contact Adam Jarman, Interim Assistant Dean for Development at 805-756-7056.