Scholarships in Communications

College Scholarship Competition

Award: $5,000, Deadline: December 1

Summer Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 28

Applicant must be enrolled full time, be a communications major or have participated in communications-related extracurricular activities, and be able to participate in the nine-week program.

New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a student from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Selection is based upon academic excellence and need and involvement in the field of communications.

New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarships

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 25

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who intends to pursue or further a career in communications.

Journalism/Communications Fellows

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must be accepted for full-time enrollment and show evidence of ability in journalism and communications. Selection is based on standardized test scores and academic performance. Interview is required.

Graduate Student Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: June 18

Applicant must be a full-time graduate student. Selection is based upon academic promise and outstanding academic achievement. One scholarship gives priority to foreign or minority students studying in the continental U.S.; another gives priority to disabled students; and another gives priority to a minority student. Master's level students must be enrolled in or accepted to a program ccredited by te American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Council on Academic Accreditation.

Lyle Mamer Fellowship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be pursuing graduate work toward an advanced degree in any phase of the utility industry. Selection is based upon academic aptitude, vocational promise, character, financial need, and willingness to continue a career in a field related to electrical energy. These fields include communications, education, electrical engineering, electric utilities, extension work, housing and home furnishings, journalism, manufacturers of electrical household equipment, marketing, radio, research, and television.

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April

Preference given to TV communications majors.

South Carolina Press Association Foundation Internship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must be attending a school in South Carolina and be interested in a career in print journalism. Preference given to journalism, advertising, or communications majors.

Graduate International/Minority Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: June 18

Applicant must submit an application form, a cover letter describing goals to be accomplished and why, a statement of good standing, official transcripts with GPA, confidential recommendations, and an essay. Request guidelines and forms through the Foundation office. Master's level students must be enrolled in or accepted to a program ccredited by te American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Council on Academic Accreditation.

William E. Jackson Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: September 30

Applicant must submit two copies each of a thesis or technical paper, a one-to two-page summary of the paper, a biographical sketch, and a recommendation from the applicant's instructor, professor, or department head. Selection is based upon thesis, project report, or technical journal paper.

Terry Albee Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont residing in one of the following towns: Charleston, Coventry, Derby, Holland, Jay, Lowell, Morgan, Newport City, Newport Town, Troy, or Westfield. Applicant must pursue a degree in communications or the performing arts at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Essay, recommendation letter and financial need required.

Graduate Scholarship for a Disabled Student

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 18

Applicant must have a disability and must submit application form, cover letter describing goals, statement of good standing, official transcripts with GPA, confidential recommendations, and essay. Master's level students must be enrolled in or accepted to a program ccredited by te American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Council on Academic Accreditation.

Julia Kiene Fellowship in Electrical Energy

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be pursuing graduate work toward an advanced degree in the electrical industry. Selection is based upon academic aptitude, vocational promise, character, financial need, and willingness to continue a career in a field related to the utility industry and related fields.

Charles N. Fisher Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have an amateur radio license and be attending a regionally accredited school. Preference is given to residents of the ARRL Southwestern Division (Arizona and Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, Calif.).

L. Phil Wicker Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have at least a general class radio license and be attending school in the ARRL Roanoke Division (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia). Preference is given to residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have at least a novice class radio license and be attending school in the ARRL Midwest Division (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska). Preference is given to residents of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska and to applicants majoring in communications, electronics, or a related subject.

Gladys Brown Edwards Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must have an ongoing interest in and commitment to Arabian horses.

Jack B. Eckley Minority Scholarship in Telecommunications

Award: -, Deadline: June 30 (fall); November 30 (spring); April 30 (summer)

Applicant must be a minority, a California resident, and a full-time student.

International Foodservice Editorial Council Annual Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a post-secondary, degree-granting educational institution. Evidence of training, skill and interest in both foodservice and the communication arts are required.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be U.S. citizen or national who is an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican. Applicant must have completed no more than 30 semester/45 quarter hours of graduate work in fields eligible for support.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $35,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must have completed a Ph.D. or Sc.D. within seven years, be a U.S. citizen or national, and be an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican-American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican.

Graduate Research Program for Women/Cooperative Research Fellowship/Ph.D. Fellowship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is black, Hispanic, Native American, female Asian/Pacific Islander or female Caucasian. Selection is based upon scholastic aptitude, academic performance, class rank, leadership, motivation, and ability. Ph.D. program is by invitation only.

Stoody-West Fellowship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a Christian. Selection is based upon Christian commitment and involvement in the church, academic achievement, recommendations, journalist experience and talent, goals, and potential professional usefulness as a religious journalist.

Talent Scholarship

Award: $9,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a full-time student and must audition or have a portfolio.

Trustee Talent Scholarship

Award: $24,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a full-time student who ranks in the top tenth of their class and has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 2020. Talent applicants must audition or have portfolio.

Robert C. Ziegler '84 Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,050, Deadline: February 13

Applicant must be a full-time junior or senior student, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, submit evidence of outstanding achievement in communications, and demonstrate financial need.

Mel Larson Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Mid-February

Applicant must have an interest in journalism and in using talent for campus organization/publication and must submit writing samples.

Fine Arts and Performing Arts Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: Late February (recommended); April 15

Applicant must be a first-time, full-time student, demonstrate ability through audition, portfolio, or other documented experience, and file FAFSA.

Presidential Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: March 15

Selection is based upon academic merit and talent. Scholarship cannot be combined with other merit scholarships offered by the university.