Communication Studies Current Student Scholarships | School of Communication Studies | Kent State University

Communication Studies Current Student Scholarships

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The deadline to apply for a Communication Studies scholarship is March 8th. 

All applicants must be Communication Studies majors.  

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE Students

Arnold And Dorothy Danes Book Scholarship

  • Award amount: $200 
  • Required concentration: Global Communication
  • Other criteria:
    • Student must be an undergraduate who has demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in being a citizen of the world through knowledge and action.

Michael Dubetz Endowed Scholarship

  • Award amount: Up to $500
  • Other criteria:
    • Student must be a junior and exhibit strong leadership and personal achievement 

The Feezel Family Scholarship for Global Studies

  • Award amount: Up to $1,000
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 
  • Other criteria:
    • Student must be a junior or senior 
    • Must be participating in a Kent State University sponsored study aboard program
      • Please include your letter of acceptance
    • Have a demonstrated financial need based on the FASFA financial aid form
    • Upload a statement about interest in intercultural communication

Garmon-Murvay Scholarship

  • Award amount: $500 
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 
  • Other criteria:
    • Student must be a junior with at least one year left to complete
    • Demonstrated academic performance, motivation, character, ability and potential
    • Upload a letter that states
      • How being a student at KSU has influenced him/her in his/her view of the world beyond Kent, Ohio.
      • The importance of communication studies as a discipline, especially when considering gender communication and cultural communication in a diverse and changing world.
      • Indicate if the student is a first generation student to attend college.

Nancy E. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship in Communication Studies

  • Award amount: Up to $1,500 
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 cumulative
    • 3.25 GPA in Communication Studies courses
    • Minimum of 21 credit hours completed in Communication Studies courses
  • Other criteria:
    • Student must be a junior with at least one remaining year of full-time enrollment on the Kent Campus
    • Established a sustained record of academic excellence
    • Maintained a consistent record of active involvement in service to their campus and/or community
    • Provided effective leadership for organizations or groups engaged in service activities

Linda L. Moore Endowed Scholarship in Communication Studies

  • Award amount: Up to $1,350 
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 cumulative; 3.25 GPA in communication studies
  • Other criteria:
    • Student must be a junior with at least one year left to complete
    • Upload a letter that states
      • Documents a record of personal participation in responding to societal needs through community involvement and/or political advocacy
      • Demonstrates an understanding of the ways in which communication knowledge and skills can best be used to support these efforts

Rebecca & Alan Rubin Endowed Scholarship

  • Award amount: Up to $2,000
  • Other criteria:
    • Show prior academic performance, strong motivation, character, ability and potential

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATE AND/OR UNDERGRADUATE Students

    Memorial Fund in Communication Scholarship

    • Award amount: Up to $2,000
    • Other criteria:
      • Supports students who exhibit strong scholarly effort and or service during their time at Kent State University
      • Graduate Student or Undergraduate student with less than 90 hours completed
      • Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in a CCI-sponsored or supported study aboard program
        • Please submit your letter of acceptance

    School of Communication Studies Scholarship

    • Award amount: Up to $2,000
    • Other criteria:
      • Supports achievement and recognition
      • Preference will be given to graduate or undergraduate students who are enrolled in a CCI-sponsored or supported study aboard program
        • Please submit your letter of acceptance

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATE Students

    Dr. D. Ray and Susanne E. Heisey Endowed International Scholarship Fund

    • Award amount: Up to $2,000
    • Minimum GPA: 3.2 
    • Other criteria:
      • International student must have come directly from his/her native country to be a master’s student in the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University
      • Demonstrated financial need

    Dr. Dominic A. Infante Communication Scholarship

    • Award amount: $2,000
    • Other criteria:
      • Student must be entering the second year of the Master of Arts program
      • Be on schedule for completing their master’s degree
      • Preference will be granted to a student who is judged by the graduate faculty to be a good prospect for matriculating into the Ph.D. program. 

    Additional Information

    Before submitting the application and uploading supporting documentation, students should review the individual requirements and eligibility criteria. All scholarships must include:

    • Completed application form;
    • Letter for each scholarship you are applying for describing how you meet the requirements for the scholarship;
    • GPA as of the previous semester; and
    • Two (2) names of faculty members who can serve as references, if necessary.
       

    Click here to apply.
     

    All scholarship recipients must complete a Student Online Donor Acknowledgment Form before the funds will be released to their bursar's account. 

    CCI SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN TO COMM STUDENTS

    Below are other opportunities for COMM students, but they are not administered by the School of Communication Studies and are not part of the COMM application process. Check back for links to application instructions. 

    •    AAF-Cleveland. AAF-Cleveland awards scholarships to junior and senior students studying communications, marketing, advertising, graphic design, digital media, public relations, journalism and more. 


    •    AAF-Akron. AAF-Akron awards scholarships to junior and senior students studying communications, marketing, advertising, graphic design, digital media, public relations, journalism and more. Application deadline is January 19. 


    •    Ohio Newspaper Foundation Scholarships. Deadline is April 19, 2019, for scholarships for journalism, advertising, marketing and communication students.


    •    Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Scholarship. Awarded to sophomores and juniors enrolled in a major related to broadcasting, journalism, media, communication, advertising, etc., from Carroll, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark or Summit counties. Application deadline: March 11, 2018. 


    •    College of Communication and Information (CCI) Study Away Scholarships. For CCI students taking a study abroad course.


    •    David A. Meeker Akron Area PRSA Scholarship. The Akron Area Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America awards one outstanding student the David A. Meeker Scholarship. The winner receives $1,000 and a one-year associate membership to PRSA following graduation. Also, two other winners are awarded one-year associate memberships to PRSA upon graduation. Applicants must be full-time students majoring in Public Relations or Communication and currently attending the University of Akron, Kent State University, Malone College, Mount Union, Walsh University or Youngstown State University.


    •    CCI Global First Passport Fund. Contact Miriam Matteson, Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean, at cciexplore@kent.edu, to learn more about earning a scholarship to cover the cost of your first passport.

    Additional Available Scholarships

    CCI Dean's Scholarship

    The CCI Dean's Scholarship is a need-based scholarship open to admitted Kent State undergraduates in:

    • School of Communication Studies
    • School of Digital Sciences
    • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    • School of Visual Communication Design

    The scholarship may be renewable for up to four years. Students who apply must also file the FAFSA.