Eric Pahls

Bachelors' in journalism 2016 | Beloit, Kan.
Eric in front of the Dole Institute

Far Above Scholarships

  • Joel Zeff Chicken Picata Scholarship
  • Cynthia Bregin Crouch Broadcast Scholarship
  • Dale L. and Esther I. Puckett FamilyJournalism Scholarship
  • Max C. Page Memorial Scholarship
  • Dane Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow Scholar

What is your passion?

I am inspired by improving systems to help people and by working to put leaders in places to make that happen. That is why I am involved in political campaigns — because I believe good leaders can lift all people.

How have your scholarships helped you?

My scholarships allowed me to take on internship opportunities, including MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in New York and John McCain’s senate office and Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign, both in Washington, D.C.

What do you love about KU?

I love so much about KU — the tradition, the journalism school, KU Info. My favorite place is the Dole Institute. I loved working there and at KU Info. Sen. Dole also is a hero and mentor to me.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I enjoy cooking just about anything. I also love music. I have a collection of vinyl records, and I play four musical instruments.

What would you say to KU donors?

I would not be here without their support. They’re a big part of my educational journey and my Jayhawk family.

What advice do you have for new students?

Try everything on campus once, and then go for those things you love.