Sophomore Kobe Mosley first heard about Butler University when he attended a college fair in his home state of Kentucky. He stopped at Butler’s table and spoke about his interest in Journalism and his love of sports. He learned that Butler offered a Sports Media degree in their College of Communication (CCOM). “I didn’t know that was even a possible major, so once I heard about it, I was hooked,” Mosley says.
He applied, both for admission to Butler and for a Morton-Finney Diversity Scholar Award, a scholarship for students who have taken a leadership role promoting diversity and inclusion in their schools or communities. He was accepted to Butler and invited to interview for the scholarship. Knowing that he would not be able to attend college without a substantial amount of scholarships, this day was especially important to Mosley.
After interviewing, Mosley received a $10,000-per-year Morton-Finney Diversity Scholar Award, and along with other scholarships and aid, was able to make his dream of attending Butler a reality.
Mosley started his first year at Butler in fall 2019. He immediately got involved on campus, participating in College Mentors for Kids and joining the Black Student Union. While he says that COVID-19 has disrupted his time in college (Mosley elected a remote learning environment for his sophomore year), he still finds ways to stay involved on campus, even living hundreds of miles away. He’s now a sports writer for The Butler Collegian and the Secretary of the Black Student Union. He’s also working alongside CCOM’s Dean, Brooke Barnett, and other CCOM students to start a new group for students from underrepresented communities in the College.
While he still has two years left at Butler, Mosley thinks, as of now, he wants to be a sports writer, either for a news organization or a sports team. In the meantime, he’s continuing to hone his writing skills and learn more about the industry.
“It’s been a great experience so far—Butler has a lot to offer,” says Mosley. “All of my professors have been so engaged and have shown that they will do anything they can to help me succeed. I’m their number one priority.”