IUI-Malcolm Moran Study Abroad Scholarship (Liberal Arts)

Jim Morris, vice-chairman of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, is an important leader in fostering and sustaining relationships in the community and throughout the state of Indiana. Mr. Morris is a long-time community and civic leader and one of the principal architects of Indianapolis’ highly acclaimed strategy of using sports to foster economic development. Mr. Morris has received many honors, including 18 honorary degrees. His public service includes serving as a trustee and board chairman for both Indiana State University and Indiana University. Jim, and his wife, Jackie, are pillars of our community and continue to make Indianapolis a great place to work, live, and place.

Malcolm Moran has directed the Sports Capital Journalism Program in the Department of Journalism and PR in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUI for more than a decade after a career as an award-winning reporter and columnist at The New York Times, USA Today, and other publications. Professor Moran joined the IUI faculty in January 2013. Professor Malcolm’s service includes being an Indianapolis Press Club board member, a National Football Foundation Awards Committee member, and a Sports Journalism Institute lecturer.

Professor Malcolm Moran “thinks the world” of Jim Morris and the impact Jim has made in so many places and in so many ways. Because of their close connection and many shared interests, Jim Morris began raising funds to create the Malcolm Moran Study Abroad Scholarship for students who participate in the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUI.
With this study abroad scholarship, selected student recipients will be able to take advantage of international opportunities for them to report on international sporting events, such as the Olympics, Pan Am Games, FIBA, etc., alongside professional media reporters. Professor Moran is able to open doors to students to participate in these top-level, international and national sporting events that they would not likely get into otherwise.

Selection Criteria
The Malcom Moran Study Abroad Scholarship is to provide support for international educational experiences for students engaging in social, cultural, and/or historical academic endeavors. The recipient will be an undergraduate or graduate student, enrolled in the Sports Capital Journalism Program in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUI who is participating in an IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study program as part of an educational experience for a semester, academic year, summer study, or short-term program. The Scholarship is not renewable.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Write an essay about your study abroad plans, your interest in language/culture study, future educational and career plans, and the importance of the study abroad program to your Liberal Arts education. This essay should include a description of the Study Abroad program. (750 words maximum)
  2. If participating in a Study Abroad Program: program information and related costs.
  3. Study Abroad reference letter (You are responsible to check if the reference letter has been submitted. Double check the email address you enter, if an incorrect email is entered, there is no system error. You will be responsible to follow up with your reference and communicate with them about the request for a letter of recommendation.)