Ron Jolly, longtime morning show host at news/talk WTCM-AM (Traverse City) announced this week that a scholarship has been named for him at Hillsdale College. The Ron Jolly Endowed Scholarship was formed by an anonymous donor and will help send deserving students from Michigan to Hillsdale to participate in the College’s excellent radio and journalism programs.
Jolly has hosted mornings on the station since 2004. Prior to that he was morning show host at WXLT-FM (Petoskey). He is also a published author.
The scholarship came about after Jolly interviewed professors from the college, with Jolly asking the question, “Why don’t we have more Hillsdale Colleges in the country?” A few weeks later, he received a letter from the college saying “we really agree with you, so we’re going to start a scholarship in your name for Hillsdale College.”
There is currently a fundraising effort going on through July 31 to raise additional funds for the scholarship. Funds donated will be matched and will help send deserving students from Michigan to Hillsdale to learn journalism and further our nation’s debates. More information here. Watch the video Hillsdale College prepared below: