Communications Studies Scholarships
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Communications is one of the most popular college majors. In fact, it is ranked as one of the top ten most popular college majors according to the Princeton Review and various other published ranking lists. Being so popular, there are many scholarship opportunities for a Communications major.
There are many different Communication majors and if you haven’t narrowed your major down to a specific field of communications then you need to look for general Communications scholarships. These scholarships allow you to still be eligible even if you later decide to focus on one aspect of communications as your field of study. They are a good place to get started, especially for anyone who may not have clearly defined their communications path.
Private scholarships are a good source for funding. They are usual offered for a specific major and are given in honor of a person or to honor a group of people. They can be sponsored by a business or organization.
The Electric Document Systems Foundation or EDSF offers a Communications scholarship called the EDSF David Hoods Memorial Scholarship. They offer 30 of these scholarships every year to full time students with a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher. The scholarships are awarded based upon a range of qualifications from community service to career plans.
The Betty Endicott/NTA-NCCB Student Scholarship is offered annually to communication majors. It is a one time award of $5,000. It is focused on students in Maryland, Virginia or Washington D.C. who have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. They must have experience in the communications industry that can be shown through coursework, extracurricular or other work and activities.
The James Lawrence Fly Scholarship is offered through the National Association of Broadcasters. It is a $2,500 scholarship that is given based upon the student’s academic performance and interest in the field. The student must attend a BEA-member institution.
The Department of Communications at each college usually offers some type of financial assistance that is specifically focused on Communication majors. There are some schools that have an extensive number of scholarship sources for their Communication students.
The University of Texas at San Antonio offers a nice variety of Communication scholarships. The San Antonio Express-News Endowed Scholarship offers two $500 awards per year. Students must have completed 60 credit hours, be enrolled full time and have a 3.0 G.P.A. minimum. Students applying for this scholarship are expected to be able to define their career goals and explain how they will use their Communications degree in their career. The Yolanda M. and Robert J. Crittenden Endowed Scholarship in Communication gives a $250 scholarship in the fall and spring. It is based upon financial need and is given to students who have graduated from certain Texas high schools. The Univision Communications, Inc. Annual Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship. A student needs to be attending full time with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. To be eligible the student must also be fluent in Spanish.
The University of Miami also has a range of scholarships available to Communication majors. The Bernard Cammarata Scholarship was designed by the TJX Companies Chairman of the Board. It is offered to students who come from a background of abuse or financial hardship. The Ev Clay Memorial Fund was created by the Miami Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. It is given to students who are members of the organization and is based upon need, G.P.A and level of organization participation.