The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication announces the availability of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Communication. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Scholarship applications are due Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.
The Marcus Ashley Stern Memorial Scholarship - for "needy journalism" student or students.
The George A. Kirksey Memorial Scholarships - awards for upper division (junior and senior) majors in communications who show potential for success and motivation in the “field of communication."
The Jack Gallagher Memorial Scholarship - (previously included an automatic internship at the Houston Post). for full-time journalism juniors or seniors majors with a career objective in newspaper journalism; must show academic achievement and promise of success in print journalism.
The Morris Frank Memorial Scholarship - criteria for selection not stated in endowment. Morris Frank was columnist for the Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle and a well-known master of ceremonies. He also anchored a KTRH sports broadcast.
The Winius-Brandon/Bill Blumberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Must be a senior in the coming year to receive, "who shows the most promise as an ad copywriter or an art director."
The Elizabeth Hale Calderon Memorial Scholarship - for demonstrated financial need, leadership qualities, interest in journalism, public relations, public affairs, and/or advertising, a certified junior, senior, or graduate-level , full-time, degree seeking student, who must enroll for a minimum of 12 hours(undergraduate) or 9 hours (graduate); must maintain 3.0 or better GPA.
The Ralph Frede PR Scholarship - to junior, senior, or graduate student in Public Relations with minimum 3.0 GPA in major and 2.5 overall, 12 hours enrollment for undergraduate, 9 hours graduate; consideration to collegiate and community activities, financial need, and work experience. Selection from three faculty recommended finalists by PRSA committee.
The Speech Endowed Scholarship - no documentation other than scholarships in Speech Communication; requires full-time status (12 hours/semester).
Richard Uray Mass Communication Graduate Scholarship - graduate students in mass communications area. Richard Uray was a long-time chair of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina and executive manager of the South Carolina Broadcasters Association.
Dickie Scardino Journalism Scholarship -established by John L. Scardino, a prominent member of the Houston printing industry in memory of his son.
Pat Flaherty Scholarship - designated for students majoring in radio/TV news.
Conrad Hilton Scholarship - designated for Communication Major selected by School of Communication faculty
William W. Georgia Bryan Scholarship Endowment - designated for a communication student undergraduate or graduate who "exhibits leadership qualities as determined by the School of Communication selection committee."
School of Communication Scholarship - has no specific criteria and depends on funding from yearly donations.