Scholarship Helps UWM Student Finish School

February 26, 2018

When Jakayla Phillips ’17 learned she would receive the Don Walker Memorial Scholarship, she said it was like a weight was lifted from her shoulders. For this first-generation college graduate, the scholarship made it possible for her to finish her degree in journalism. It also provided her with inspiration as she learned about Don Walker, a longtime reporter and editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and why he was so special to so many people.