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The Charla Krupp Endowed Scholarship for Internships in Journalism

3/20/2013  12:00 pm

As a 1975 journalism graduate, Charla Krupp’s ambitions, enthusiasm and accomplishments were an inspiration to students, faculty and professionals alike. She was well known for her fashion and beauty savvy, having served in top positions at Glamour and In Style magazine, as popular commentator on The Today Show and many other TV programs, and most recently as author of “How Not to Look Old” and “How to Never Look Fat Again”. Krupp died January 23, 2012 in New York City.

While Krupp found much success in New York City, she never forgot her connection to her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She had a big heart for students and desired to help them establish careers in major media markets such as New York City. Krupp offered numerous internships and helped make connections for many students, particularly female journalism students in the College of Media. The establishment of the Charla Krupp Endowed Scholarship for Internships in Journalism continues her generosity toward media students in perpetuity. Established in 2012, the Krupp Scholarship provides financial support for a deserving journalism student pursuing an internship in New York City. 

As a student, Ms. Krupp won a coveted internship at Mademoiselle magazine, and she understood the value that internships provide students in getting hands-on experience and a competitive edge in the magazine industry. Moreover, she understood the significance of working in a major metropolitan market such as New York City. It was her wish to provide similar internship opportunities for students at Illinois, as she realized this experience positioned her for a highly successful career in journalism. The Charla Krupp Endowed Scholarship for Internships in Journalism will allow the College of Media to honor Ms. Krupp’s life and legacy by providing funding for internships for future generations of talented journalism students at the University of Illinois.

The College of Media is pleased to announce the very first recipient of the Charla Krupp Endowed Scholarship for Internships in Journalism award, Anna Hecht. Anna is currently a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science in News-Editorial Journalism. She is a James Scholar Honors student and a member of the Dean ’s List for Academic Achievement. Anna has gained significant journalism experience as a student at Illinois. She is currently a part of the editorial team for College Fashionista, a producer at The217.com, and a writer and videographer for Impulse Magazine. Anna also serves as Vice President of Public Relations for the Kappa Delta Sorority Council. She will begin an 8 week paid internship this summer at People StyleWatch in New York City. 

The College of Media is grateful to Charla’s husband, Richard Zoglin, for initiating this scholarship in her honor for journalism students at the University of Illinois. The College truly appreciates Richard’s efforts in establishing the scholarship, and his assistance with facilitating paid summer internships for students at two New York-based publications, People StyleWatch and InStyle.

In December 2012, Charla Krupp was honored by the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), a beauty-industry trade organization at their annual luncheon in New York. The CEW Foundation’s Cancer and Careers organization paid special tribute to Charla and her many contributions to the industry. Cancer and Careers provides help for women with cancer to stay active in the workplace. In their tribute to Charla, they recognized her as “a beauty industry icon”, and honored her as “a mentor, and inspiration, and a guiding force. By heroically working through treatment, Charla was a model of what Cancer and Careers is all about.” They also paid tribute to Charla through a video on their website: careersandcancer.org.

The HELP USA organization also honored Charla Krupp at their annual luncheon in December. HELP USA gives out several scholarship awards each year to women who have survived domestic violence. This year, the organization named one of their scholarships in Charla’s honor.

The College of Media is grateful to honor the life and legacy of Charla Krupp through this important scholarship for future generations of journalism students at the University of Illinois.

If you would like to make a gift to the Charla Krupp Endowed Scholarship for Internships in Journalism, please go to http://media.illinois.edu/give, or you may or mail your check to:

University of Illinois Foundation
1305 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61802

 

Please include “Charla Krupp Endowed Scholarship for Internships in Journalism” on the memo line. 

 

 

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