MSUM student Macy Egeland has been awarded the Don Shelby Journalism Scholarship from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation. Each year, the NATAS-UMW Chapter/Foundation awards $2,500 scholarships to high school and college students within its chapter region who want to study media or journalism in college. The Upper Midwest region includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and western Wisconsin.

Egeland is a senior majoring in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. She is currently a producer and anchor for MSUM’s student-produced newscast, Campus News, which airs weekly on Prairie Public Television. Macy credited her experience with Campus News in helping her to be chosen for the award, and said the scholarship will assist her in reaching her goals: “I cannot even begin to describe how grateful I am to get help in continuing my education and working towards a career in a field I’m incredibly passionate about.”

As part of the award, Egeland will be invited to attend the Regional Student Production Awards at the Theaters at Mall of America on Sunday, April 14 as well as the 2013 NATAS-Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards Gala to network with media professionals.

The Shelby scholarship is named after Don Shelby, a former anchor and reporter at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis who retired in 2010 after more than 30 years in television news. Since 2002, the NATAS-UMW Chapter/Foundation has awarded 60 scholarships worth $125,500 to regional students.