Quinnipiac University journalism student Riley Millette has been awarded the 2022-23 Record-Journal Foundation Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student who lives in the nine-town circulation area of the Record-Journal.
Millette, a Plainville resident, is studying sports journalism at QU where he is enrolled in the university’s 3+1 program. The program is highly selective, as students must have the capacity to begin graduate work even before they complete their undergraduate program of studies.
Millette also has served as sports editor of the Quinnipiac Chronicle.
“Riley exemplifies the passion and dedication of our student-journalists through his work in the classroom, in student media and as a freelancer reporter,” said Chris Roush, dean of the QU School of Communications. “We are grateful to the Record-Journal Foundation for its support of students such as Riley. The RJ Media Group has provided internships and career opportunities for our students and alumni for many years. Editor & Publisher’s recognition of the Record-Journal as one of top 10 publishers for 2021 in the U.S. testifies to its commitment to community journalism at the highest level of the profession.”
The QU journalism faculty unanimously selected Millette for the scholarship. Professor Ben Bogardus, acting chair of the journalism department, said Millette stands as a role model for undergraduate students who look to seniors and graduate students for guidance on how to work and act like professionals.
“Riley is a mentor to many students,” Bogardus said. “His seriousness of purpose and desire to take on challenging topics are characteristics that his classmates and faculty admire.”
Quinnipiac’s journalism program within the School of Communications is recognized as one of the top programs in the U.S. by College Factual, the Radio Television Digital News Association and Linked In’s analysis of best schools for aspiring media professionals.