Tim Bengston Mentor Award

Award Name: 
Tim Bengston Mentor Award
Award Description: 
Dr. Tim Bengtson has taught and mentored more than 12,000 students during his more than 30 years at KU. During his tenure, Dr. Bengtson has established a legacy as an outstanding advisor to his students and a trusted friend to his colleagues in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This award honors and recognizes faculty members who demonstrate Dr. Bengtson’s dedication to student mentorship. These faculty members go above and beyond the classroom by lending a helping hand to inspire students to reach their full potential. Mark Mears, one of his students who graduated from KU in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/Advertising, established this annual award to celebrate Dr. Bengtson by rewarding particular faculty members in the School who encourage, guide and counsel students. The winner will receive a $5,000 monetary award, her or his name on a plaque, and a memento.
Award Unit: 
Professional Schools
Award Eligibility: 
Journalism Faculty
Award Owner: 
School of Journalism
Award Rank: 
Open
Award Application Deadline: 
Ongoing
Award Summary: 
Journalism faculty mentoring recognition.
Award Application Process: 
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