M.S. Van Hecke Award






Returning graduate students and juniors in the School are eligible for a $2,500 award and summer business journalism internship.

The M.S. Van Hecke Award and Internship in business journalism are an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in business journalism.

There are two winners. One winner will receive a summer internship at Reuters in its New York bureau, and the other winner will receive a summer internship on the business desk of the Charlotte Observer. The award is meant to pay the winner’s expenses during that internship. The winners are expected to take “Business Reporting” (JOMC 452) in the spring semester prior to the internship – if they have not already taken the course.

Van Hecke is a 1948 graduate of the School who began his career with the New Bern Sun-Journal and Kinston Daily Free Press. His 34 years with The Charlotte Observer earned him the respect of North Carolina’s business leaders, journalists and newspaper readers. He covered Charlotte’s rise from a state banking center to one of the South's most important business hubs. In addition to his work as a business editor, he served as city editor, state editor and news editor at the Observer.

Reuters is one of the largest financial news, broadcast and publishing companies in the world. It provides financial news and data worldwide through television networks, radio stations, the Internet, and its magazine and book publishing operations.

The Charlotte Observer is one of the Southeast’s best newspapers. As part of the Knight-Ridder chain, the Observer and its business desk write about stories and issues that have a national impact. The paper covers two of the world’s largest banks – Bank of America and Wachovia – and other large corporations. Charlotte is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Please contact Chris Roush for more information.


Oct. 15
Special Application