Meg Jones was Wisconsin’s storyteller.
She took readers from water-soaked cranberry farms to dusty roads in Afghanistan, from the stables of the State Fair to the star-filled cosmos.
Now, her legacy will continue with the Meg Jones Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship will be awarded to University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students from Wisconsin. The fund is administered through the MPC Endowment, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Milwaukee Press Club.
The scholarship committee has set an ambitious goal of raising $50,000, and is thankful for the generosity of the fund’s leadership sponsors, the Milwaukee Newspaper Guild and the Gannett Foundation.
Jones, a Wisconsin native, earned degrees in journalism and history from UW-Madison where she immersed herself in campus life, rowing with the crew team and playing drums in the marching band.
During her career, she was known for bringing care and curiosity to every assignment. She spent two decades reporting for the Milwaukee Sentinel and then the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jones died in December 2020 from complications of pancreatic cancer. She was 58.
Just as no story was too big or too small for her, no contribution to this fund is too big or too small. We appreciate your help as we honor her and support the next generation of journalists.