The Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship is an annual scholarship that recognizes one senior student from the Big Ten Conference and one senior student from the Pac-12 Conference for exceptional achievement in academics and civic service. Specifically, a nominee must honorably represent a Big Ten Conference institution or a Pac-12 Conference institution, exhibiting excellence in academics and civic service while displaying strong character and leadership skills. Applicants must plan to enroll in graduate or professional school within eighteen months of graduation and have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and express an interest to pursue a career in the sports industry, including, but not limited to: sports journalism, media relations, event operations, marketing, etc.
As part of the Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship, the recipients will be given the unique opportunity to receive a “Rose Bowl Game Experience,” that consists of a four-night trip to Pasadena, Calif., to meet with staff from the Tournament of Roses, and the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences. The experience culminates with the opportunity to attend the Rose Bowl Game on January 2 with a guest. Transportation, lodging, and meals for the scholarship recipient will be covered as part of the award.