About the award

For a third-year newspaper student demonstrating maturity, initiative and determination in reporting.

Linda Shutt was a Ryerson graduate who, during her time here, became a reporter with a mission “to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but.” With tenacity and no-nonsense grit she became an award-winning rising star. Her drive, determination and ability to dig out the facts and report them without bias was the stuff of which great reporters are made.  She once said: “All I want to be is a reporter; the writing will come later.” Linda’s husband, Maurice Desnoyer, and her colleagues and friends established this award to honour her memory.

2016 winner Linda Shutt Memorial Scholarship
2016 winner Linda Shutt Memorial Scholarship

Awards committee member Anne McNeilly with 2016 winner Amira Zubairi.

Awards committee member Anne McNeilly with 2016 winner Amira Zubairi.

2015 Linda Shutt Memorial Scholarship
2015 Linda Shutt Memorial Scholarship

2015 winner Alexandra Heck with Awards committee member Adrian Ma.

2015 winner Alexandra Heck with Awards committee member Adrian Ma.