Winthrop Faulkner, a graduate of the University of Florida and a business executive in the Detroit area from the 1920s to the 1960s, became involved with MSU when his son, James, attended the Journalism School. James graduated with a BA in Journalism in 1949 and later earned his M.A. in Education from MSU in 1968. James and his wife, Barbara, established the Winthrop Faulkner Scholarship Fund in memory of his father to encourage students to follow the advice he gave his son to get an education.
- The recipient should show promise of being a secondary school journalism teacher and demonstrate journalistic ability
- The student should be working towards a secondary school teaching certificate Experience on student, university and/or professional publications would be considered Journalism education students, either majors or minors, who are in their internship year are eligible as well as journalism education juniors and seniors