The Richard J. Stelzer Starter Stipend provides graduating seniors with a bit of extra support as they move into their post-graduate life. The Stipend, made possible by a generous gift from Richard J. Stelzer, A&S '71, was created to help students headed into a media-related career meet some of the financial challenges they could face as they start their journey on their professional path.
Stipend recipient(s) are graduating seniors who participated in student media at Vanderbilt. Applicants will be evaluated by the story they tell, how they express themselves, and their clarity of vision.
The Richard J. Stelzer Starter Stipend provides each recipient with $3,000.