Header image for Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund now on Spark

Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund now on Spark

Runners at the 5KIMG_0221

Congratulating the winners!

Congratulating the winners!
Congratulating Scholarship Winners
Congratulating Scholarship Winners
Steve Ellis Recipient 2013
Congratulating Scholarship Winners


It is hard to believe that Steve has been gone for almost six years.  His untimely death certainly left a void in our hearts and in the sports community. Steve was a beloved sports reporter with the Tallahassee Democrat who covered the Florida State Seminoles for almost 30 years. He may no longer be with us but his legacy lives on through the Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund established at the College of Communication & Information shortly after he passed away. Steve had a passion for writing and loved to mentor young students interested in a journalism career.

The Steve Ellis Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund supports students majoring in communication/media studies, broadcast journalism and other related communication areas that were near and dear to Steve’s heart.

For the past five years through your participation, we’ve successfully hosted various events to raise funds. We are grateful to many of you who joined us at the 5K Memorial Runs organized by a dedicated group of friends and the Cocktails for a Cause in partnership with FSU’s University Center Club.

Please join us as we continue our efforts this year to raise additional funds in honor of Steve. With your help we can carry on Steve’s legacy by continuing to fund the scholarship and provide more students with opportunities to pursue their career goals.  The organizing committee reports that the scholarship was awarded in 2013 and 2014. With your help we can carry on Steve’s legacy by continuing to fund the scholarship, and assist future sports journalists and writers.

The Fundraising effort can be found at spark.fsu.edu


Mafe Brooks