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Katherine Mahoney

WHCA/Merrill College Scholar

Katherine Mahoney

Name: Katherine Mahoney
Year in school: Junior
Major: Journalism and Studio Art
Hometown: Brookeville, MD

Katherine is a staff writer for HerCampus at the University of Maryland and has written for the Diamondback, the Beacon, Mitzpeh and more!  She took the first-place award for a topical issue from the North American Mature Publishers Association in 2022 for the piece published in the Beacon. She just finished my fall semester interning at Modern Luxury.  From art to human interest stories, she hopes to shed light on stories or people often forgotten in news.

Katherine is a 2023 recipient of the Francis J. Cormier White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Established in 1991 by the White House Correspondents’ Association, this award was renamed in 1994 to honor the memory of Francis J. Cormier, who for two decades exemplified the best qualities of White House correspondents with a blend of gentleness, humor and professionalism that endeared him to the readers of his dispatches for The Associated Press. This renewable scholarship is awarded to four undergraduate students from Washington, D.C. or Prince George’s County, Maryland on the basis of financial need.  The scholarship is awarded to one new incoming freshman each year and then it follows the student throughout their time at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Each year there will be a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior, but only one student changes each year.