Mass Communication Scholarships

Scholarships for High School Seniors Enrolling in Mass Communication

Ferol Robinson Scholarships

Recipients must be entering freshmen of good character completing one of the emphases in Mass Communication. Scholarship amount: $200. Application deadline: March 10.
 

Scholarships for Transfer Students Enrolling in Mass Communication

Transfer-Student Angel Scholarship 

Recipient must be a transfer student completing one of the Mass Communication broadcast emphases. Applicants must have completed 30 transfer hours, plus one semester at SHSU, and present a 3.0 overall GPA with a 3.0 in MCM classes. A transcript, an application essay, a completed application form, and a resume are required. The resume should indicate NBS, KSHU/Cable 7, station management, and internship involvement in the field. The essay should explain why the student transferred to the MCM broadcast-emphasis program.

Scholarship amount: $200. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Scholarships for All Mass Communication Majors

Carol A. Callahan Journalism Endowment Fund 

Recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior in good standing completing a Mass Communication print or broadcast journalism emphasis. Applicants must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship amount: $500.00. Application deadline: March 10.

 

CBS/Dan Rather Endowment Fund Scholarship

Recipient must be a student in good standing completing a Mass Communication print or broadcast journalism emphasis. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to students who work on The Houstonian, paid or as volunteers.

Scholarship amount: $500. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Don and Francis Reid Journalism Endowed Scholarship

Recipient must be a full-time student completing the Mass Communication print-journalism emphasis. Applicants must be planning a career in print media and must have completed all their academic credits at SHSU.

Scholarship amount: $300. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Ferol Robinson Journalism Endowment for Tomorrow’s Journalists Scholarship Recipient must be a full-time student completing one of the emphases in Mass Communication and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on their professional journalism goals and need for financial assistance and show a potential in journalism. Recipients who re-apply in succeeding years submit an essay on what they have gained from the previous year's instruction.

Scholarship amount: $1000. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Frank Q. Dobbs Mass Communication Memorial Scholarship.

Recipient must be a full-time student, in good standing at SHSU, completing one of the emphases in Mass Communication, and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship amount: $2,000. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Houstonian Staff Scholarships Endowment Fund

Recipients must be students in good standing with at least one semester of experience as a staff member of The Houstonian. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and agree to continue to work regularly on The Houstonian while receiving the scholarship.

Scholarship amount: $1000. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Roy G. Clark Journalism Scholarship

Recipient must be enrolled in a Mass Communication emphasis and planning a career in journalism. Applicants must be of good character and demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism.

Scholarship amount: varies. Application deadline: March 10.

 

The Charles Moser/Brenham Banner-Press Endowed Journalism Fund

Preference will be given to students completing the Mass Communication print-journalism emphasis. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on why they chose to study journalism/mass communication, demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Department of Mass Communication and its scholarship committee.

Scholarship amount: $400. Application deadline: March 10

 

The Omar Jon Sanchez Memorial Production Scholarship 

Recipient must be an outstanding student completing one of the Mass Communication broadcast emphases. Applicants must have completed at least 45 hours and present a 2.5 overall GPA with a 3.0 in MCM classes. A transcript, an application essay, a completed application form, a resume, and a production portfolio are required. The production portfolio must include videotape or audiotape samples of work completed by the student.

Scholarship amount: $200. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Scholarships for Freshmen Mass Communication Majors

Cheryl Parish Journalism Award 

Recipient must be completing a Mass Communication journalism emphasis. Applicants will be judged on scholastic achievement, personality, and promise as a journalist. Preference will be given to students in their first year of the program. Recipients must have at least sophomore standing.

Scholarship amount: $300. Application deadline: March 10.

 

The Freshman Alumni Angel Scholarship 

Recipient must be a freshman student completing one of the Mass Communication broadcast emphases. Applicants must have completed 12 to 32 hours and present a 3.0 overall GPA with a 3.0 in MCM classes. A transcript, an application essay, a completed application form, and a resume are required. The resume should indicate high school and/or NBS involvement in the field.

Scholarship amount: $200 (awarded for sophomore year). Application deadline: March 10.

 

Scholarships for Sophomore Mass Communication Majors

Cheryl Parish Journalism Award

Recipient must be completing a Mass Communication journalism emphasis. Applicants will be judged on scholastic achievement, personality, and promise as a journalist. Preference will be given to students in their first year of the program. Recipients must have at least sophomore standing.

Scholarship amount: $300. Application deadline: March 10.

 

The Sophomore Alumni Angel Scholarship

Recipients must be sophomore students completing one of the Mass Communication broadcast emphases. Applicants must have completed 33 to 64 hours and present a 3.0 overall GPA with a 3.0 in MCM classes. A transcript, an application essay, a completed application form, and a resume are required. The resume should indicate NBS and KSHU/Cable 7 involvement in the field. Scholarship amount: $200. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Scholarships for Junior Mass Communication Majors

Col. John W. Thomason, Jr. Scholarship Fund 

Recipients must be at least junior level the fall semester following receipt of the scholarship and must be pursuing a career in either journalism or literature. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to use the English language well, have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and be enrolled in a Mass Communication journalism emphasis or an English-literature major. Applicants must present documented evidence of interest in writing or speaking, such as publications, work from newspapers, or membership in appropriate honorary societies. Need may be a deciding factor among equally qualified candidates. Applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a current degree plan. Applicants may also include an example of their writing and a short vita.

Scholarship amount: up to $500 depending on whether one or two scholarships are awarded. Application deadline: March 10

 

Journalism Advisory Council Internship Fund

Recipients must be completing one of the emphases in Mass Communication that had been administered by the former department of journalism. Applicants must have been selected to pursue an internship and have registered for MCM 498, Professional Internship.

Scholarship amount: $4000. Application deadline: March 10.

 

The Mary McAshan Gibbs Scholarship 

Recipients must be female students completing either an English major or a Mass Communication emphasis that had been administered by the former department of journalism. Applicants must have completed between 64 and 94 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must intend to graduate from SHSU. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate leadership, intellectual curiosity, enterprise, initiative and good moral character. Preference will be given to students who have earned all their credits at SHSU.

Scholarship amount: $400. Application deadline: March 10.

 

The Morris Frank/Dan Rather Scholarship

Recipients must be seniors completing a broadcast journalism emphasis. Applicants must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.2 GPA in their major field.

Amount of scholarship: Varies. Application deadline: March 10.

 

The “Nicole Cannizzaro” Memorial Junior Alumni Angel Scholarship

Recipient must be an outstanding junior student completing one of the Mass Communication broadcast emphases. Applicants must have completed 65 to 96 hours and present a 3.0 overall GPA with a 3.0 in MCM classes. A transcript, an application essay, a completed application form, and a resume are required. The resume should indicate NBS, KSHU/Cable 7, and internship involvement in the field.

Scholarship amount: $200. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Scholarships for Senior Mass Communication Majors

Col. John W. Thomason, Jr. Scholarship Fund 

Recipients must be at least junior level the fall semester following receipt of the scholarship and must be pursuing a career in either journalism or literature. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to use the English language well, have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and be enrolled in a Mass Communication journalism emphasis or an English-literature major. Applicants must present documented evidence of interest in writing or speaking, such as publications, work from newspapers, or membership in appropriate honorary societies. Need may be a deciding factor among equally qualified candidates. Applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a current degree plan. Applicants may also include an example of their writing and a short vita.

Scholarship amount: up to $500 depending on whether one or two scholarships are awarded. Application deadline: March 10.

 

Journalism Advisory Council Internship Fund

Recipients must be completing one of the emphases in Mass Communication that had been administered by the former department of journalism. Applicants must have been selected to pursue an internship and have registered for MCM 498, Professional Internship.

Scholarship amount: $4000. Application deadline: March 10

 

Kelly Edgar McAdams and Ina May Ogletree McAdams Endowed Scholarship Fund

Recipients must be seniors completing one of the emphases in Mass Communication that had been administered by the former department of journalism. Applicants must meet all standard university entrance requirements, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship amount: $400. Application deadline: March 10

 

The Senior Alumni Angel Scholarship 

Recipients must be senior students completing one of the mass communication broadcast emphases. Applicants must have completed 97 hours and present a 3.0 overall GPA with a 3.0 in MCM classes. A transcript, an application essay, a completed application form, and a resume are required. The resume should indicate NBS, KSHU/Cable 7, station management, and internship involvement in the field.

Scholarship amount: $200. Application deadline: March 10.

 

External Scholarships for Mass Communication Majors

Please see the Mass Communication Scholarships page for a list of all external scholarships.

 

For further information, please contact the Department of Mass Communication, SHSU, Box 2393, Huntsville, Texas, 77341-2208. (936)294-1341.

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