Scholarships

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 2014-2015 academic year.

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Scholarship applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 by 5 PM.

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.