A Journalism School undergraduate in the turbulent 1960s, Kerbawy was editor of the State News, graduating in 1967. He earned his MBA in 1969. A member of the School's Professional Advisory Council, he is a charter members of MSU's Beaumont Tower Society. He established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to a graduate student in journalism.
- Recipients must be enrolled in the School of Journalism in the Master of Arts program at the time the award is activated
- Funds may be to support worthy research endeavors. Support may include travel, computer time, attendance at professional meetings and other activities supporting worthy research
- There shall also be satisfactory progress toward a degree
- Financial need may be considered