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Alumni Gift Establishes Journalism Scholarship

By Maryland Today Staff

A gift from a University of Maryland alumni couple has allowed for the launch of an endowed journalism scholarship this semester.

Brian Lazarus ’78 and Carin Carter Lazarus ’83, the owners and founders of the marketing agency Media Star Promotions, donated $260,000 for the scholarship and pledged an additional $2 million as an estate gift to the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

The scholarship, awarded based on merit to an undergraduate who is a Maryland resident, is renewable for up to four years if the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

Carin Carter Lazarus, who majored in journalism, and Brian Lazarus, who studied in the Radio, Television and Film program, hope their donation helps develop trustworthy, unbiased future journalists.

“Maryland’s high schools have produced many outstanding young journalists,” Merrill College Dean Lucy A. Dalglish said. “The gift from Carin and Brian will help us recruit and retain the best of them.”

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