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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH & FOREIGN LANGUAGES

English Scholarships:
 

At present, all scholarships in English have two common criteria:

 A. Students must be English majors (or Journalism for Mary McAshan Gibbs Scholarship).

B. Students must apply in person (Evans 458) or be nominated by faculty member(s) of Sam Houston State University (usually members of English faculty but not exclusively so).

  1. DONALD L. STALLING GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGLISH: Amount varies. Must be enrolled in Master of Arts in the English degree program. Must have an exceptional academic record. Must earn strong recommendation of scholarship committee made up of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Department/Division Chairman of English, Director Graduate Studies in English, and senior ranking tenured faculty member(s) of the English Department.
  2. DOROTHY B. RUSHING SCHOLARSHIP FOR TEACHER IN ENGLISH: Amount varies. Female English major in good standing in the secondary teacher certification program. Junior or senior status with at least six semester hours of lower division credit at SHSU. GPA must be 3.0 or better in all SHSU work; 3.5 in English. Has demonstrated exceptional potential as a future teacher of English.
  3. EDICE MILLER HINES SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies. English majors in the teacher certification program. Must have completed a minimum of 45 semester hours of credit. Must have exhibited high moral standards.
  4. GENEVIEVE SANDHOP ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  Two Scholarships, both have a GPA requirement of 3.00 in English, and a deadline of February 28th.  Scholarship #1: $3,000 per year. Recipient must be a full-time junior majoring in English, have taken both freshmen and sophomore English at SHSU, be seeking to become certified to teach high school English and have the intention to graduate from SHSU  Scholarship #2: Recipient must be a full-time sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student with a major or minor in English, have taken freshman English at SHSU and have the intention to graduate from SHSU.
  5. J. PHILIP GIBBS, JR. ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP: $500 -- $1,000. English major enrolled in B.A. degree program. Completed 15 (or more) hours of English, including six hours of lower division English at Sam Houston State University. GPA in all SHSU work of at least 3.3. Must be of good moral character and has demonstrated leadership qualities in and outside the English Department. Should have exhibited intellectual curiosity, enterprise, and initiative.
  6. KATY & E. DON WALKER SR. ENDOWMENT FUND: Amount varies. Must be ranked as a sophomore, junior, or senior who has declared English, Theatre or Speech as a major. Must have demonstrated financial need and have met the academic requirements. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Scholarships are presented in April of each year and recipients are encouraged to repay the Endowment Funds on an interest-free basis on or before 10 years from graduation; payment shall not be a condition to any school scholarships.
  7. MARY McASHAN GIBBS ENGLISH/JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP: $400 -- $1,000. Female English or Journalism major. Must have completed a minimum of 64 semester hours credit but not exceeded 94hours (scholarship is designed for sophomores and juniors) and have an overall GPA of 2.0. Must have demonstrated leadership both within and outside the English Department; also, must have exhibited good moral character, initiative, enterprise, and intellectual curiosity. Preference will be given to students who meet the minimum qualifications stated above and have completed all their course work at SHSU.
  8. RUTHANNAH BROWN SCHOLARSHIP IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH: Amount varies. Must have graduated in the upper 15 percent of high school class. Must be an English major in the Bachelor of Arts degree with certification. Must have completed 23 semester hours at SHSU with an overall GPA of 3.0 and GPA in English of at least 3.3; also, 12 of the semester hours completed must be in English and a foreign language. Scholarship is renewable, subject to recommendation of scholarship committee.
  9. WELDON HALL, JR. ENDOWMENT IN ENGLISH: Amount varies. Scholarship is available to a Freshman student or transfer student who is enrolling at SHSU for the first time. Recipient must have graduated in the top ten percent of high school class, have a high school or community college GPA of at least 3.3, or have an ACT English score of at least 26. Recipient must be enrolled in a BA program and majoring in English. Deadline for application submission is July 15 each year.
  10. TEXAS REVIEW PRESS CREATIVE WRITING SCHOLARSHIP: $500 per year; Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate student majoring in English with a creative writing emphasis, and have a publishing background in poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction. GPA requirement 3.0 overall; 3.2 in major. Application submission deadline: April 15th.

For further information contact Department of English and Foreign Languages (EV458), Huntsville, TX 77341-2146. (936)294-1403. Email address is Trina@shsu.edu. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 27 unless otherwise specified.

Foreign Language Scholarships:
 

  1. FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The scholarship fund was established in honor of Dr. Hanna Lewis upon her retirement from Sam Houston State University to provide financial assistance to worthy foreign language majors who have met the following criteria: Recipient must (1) be a full time student enrolled at Sam Houston State University, with a filed degree plan showing a major in Spanish, French, or German; (2) be a junior or senior with at least 30 semester hours in residence at Sam Houston State University; (3) maintain a 3.0 GPA or above in his/her major language; (4) and must have completed at least six advanced semester hours in his/her major language at SHSU. It is the Program's wish that the scholarship be awarded in a two-year cycle: alternate years in (1) Spanish and (2) French or German. The first scholarship was in Spanish, the second in French or German with the same sequence followed thereafter. If there are no eligible applicants in the year of a given language being the scholarship language, the scholarship will be awarded to a major in the other language(s).
  2. MOZELLE POWELL SPANISH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University and majoring or minoring in Spanish and demonstrate financial need.  GPA of 2.50 is required.  For additional information, contact Dr. Debra Andrist, email: andrist@shsu.edu
  3. SEOLA ARNAUD AND R. V. EDWARDS, JR. FRENCH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  $1,000 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University with a minor in French.  GPA of 2.50 is required.  Application deadline is February 15th.  For additional information, contact Paula Turner, FL Office.  (936)294-1441, email; prt001@shsu.edu
  4. SOPHIE BARAT SCHOLARSHIP: $1000 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a foreign language with a minor in teacher certification and espouse Sophie Barat's belief in helping others through education and the sciences.  Preference will be given to a student who is a graduate of a certified Society of the Sacred Heart High School or college.  Preference will also be given to a student who has a plan and a desire to used this degree to teach in the Texas school system.  GPA of 3.5 is required.  Application deadline is February 15th.  For additional information, contact Debra Andrist, SHSU Box 2147, (936)294-1414, email: andrist@shsu.edu
For further information contact Department of English and Foreign Languages, Huntsville TX 77341-2147. (936)294-1441. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 27 unless otherwise specified.

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
 

  1. RACHEL MARY PRATHER ALLEN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: $500 per year; Recipients must be a full-time junior, senior or graduate student majoring in one of the programs in Family and Consumer Sciences and demonstrate financial need. GPA requirement 3.0 overall and in their major.
  2. FAMILY and CONSUMER SCIENCES MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND: Amount varies per year, 3.0 GPA, junior standing.
  3. FRAY STALLINGS WELLS: Amount varies per year, junior standing, 2.85 in major and overall.
  4. LYNCH ENDOWMENT FUND: Amount varies per year, junior standing, 3.0 in major and overall.
  5. J.E. "BO" CREWS AWARD: Amount varies, alternate years with Department of Marketing, recipient chosen by donor from Fashion Merchandising Majors only.
  6. ELMADEL DRISCOLL ROBINSON HOME ECONOMICS ENDOWMENT: Amount varies per year, junior standing, 3.0 in major and overall.
  7. MATTIE BEA PRATHER MEDFORD FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies per year, junior standing, 3.0 in major and overall.
  8. WILEY G. AND MARIAN BOYD McDONALD: Amount varies per year, 3.0 GPA, junior standing.
  9. DRS. ROBERT (BOB) AND MARY BARNES HARRIS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: $1000 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student, who has completed a minimum of 48 hours at6 the time the scholarship application is submitted, be majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching Certification, and demonstrate financial need.  GPA requirement: 3.0 in major, 2.80 overall.  Deadline is March 1.  For information email:  familyandconsumersciences@shsu.edu
  10. ASHLEY K. GREENE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP:  $1,000 per year.  The recipient must be a full-time or part-time (minimum of 9 hours per semester) undergraduate in good standing, majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences-Fashion merchandising.  GPA of 3.00 is required.  Application deadline is March 1st. 
Request applications from: Chair, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Box 1242, Huntsville, TX 77341, (936) 294-1242, HEC_JHW@SHSU.EDU. APPLICATION DEADLINE: CONTACT DEPARTMENT.
 

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
 

  1. BEN H. POWELL AWARD: Amounts vary. One award given annually to a History major who shows excellent and high character values. Awards contingent upon receipts enrolling for classes at SHSU during subsequent academic year.
  2. JAMES ELLISON KIRKLEY SCHOLARSHIP: Two awards (amount varies) to majors in history, political science, geography or sociology. Recipients are selected on basis of high academic achievement.
  3. JOHN PAYNE SCHOLARSHIP: One award (amount varies) awarded annually to the outstanding history major.
  4. JOAN VERILLI SCHOLARSHIP: One award (amount varies) awarded annually to a history major who exhibits great strength of character in achieving academic success
  5. LYMAN AND JANET BILHARTZ SCHOLARSHIP: $2,000 per year; Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student, majoring in History, with a minor in Premedical. Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.4, or have attained a minimum SAT score of 1200 if an entering freshman. Application deadline April 1.
  6. TEMPLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded annually to a History Major who exhibits unusually high scholarly ability. Award amount varies.
  7. WILLIAM N. BOEHME ENDOWMENT: One scholarship (amount varies) awarded to a graduate student majoring in History with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.
  8. ROBERT FULTON BATTISE "CHIEF KINA" SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies. Two annual scholarships awarded to undergraduate students at SHSU. One scholarship is awarded specifically to a member of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe. The other is awarded to a member of any Native American tribe. All applicants must have proof of tribal membership.
  9. ROGER LEE OLSON SCHOLARSHIP:  Amount varies. Awarded annually to a SHSU student. Recipients must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
  10. THOMAS M. CAMFIELD SCHOLARSHIP:  Amount varies. Awarded to a history major on the basis of high academic achievement. Prospective recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and junior or senior standing.
  11. VIVIAN REID MEHR SCHOLARSHIP: $500 per semester; Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at SHSU and majoring in any discipline; entering or returning to college after raising a family or planning a second career. 3.0 GPA requirement. Application deadline is March 1.
  12. JOAN L. COFFEY SCHOLARSHIP: $1000 per year; Recipient must be a graduate student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours, majoring in history, be currently teaching history at the secondary school level or higher, or studying to become a history teacher at such a level. Preference will be given to non-traditional students returning to school, and/or to students teaching European and/or World History. 3.0 GPA requirement. Application deadline Feb. 1.
  13. JOHN AND LOUIE PAYNE SCHOLARSHIP: $3,000 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing; have completed sufficient academic hours to be classified a junior or senior; be majoring in American History; demonstrate financial need.  GPA of 3.00 is required.  Application deadline is February 1st.  For additional information, contact Tracy Steel, his_tls@shsu.edu

For further information please contact Charlann Morris. SHSU Box 2239, Huntsville TX 77341, (936) 294-1475, e-mail: his_cgm@shsu.edu.


DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION:

High School Seniors :

Ferol Robinson Scholarship
Hal Fulgham Scholarship

All college students may apply for:

Jerry Tallant Memorial Endowed Scholarship
CBS/Dan Rather Endowment Fund
Kailas and Becky Rao Scholarship in honor of Dr. Ferol Robinson
Dr. Ferol Robinson Journalism Endowed Scholarship
Frank Q. Dobbs Mass Communication Memorial Scholarship

Don and Frances Reid Journalism Endowed Scholarship

 

SHSU Freshmen :

Charles Moser/Brenham-Press Endowed Journalism Fund
Ferol Robinson Endowment for Tomorrow's Journalist
Dr. Ferol Robinson Journalism Endowed Scholarship
Freshman Alumni Angel Scholarship
John A. Elmore, Jr. Scholarship
John W. Sponberg Memorial Scholarship
Journalism Advisory Council Internship Fund Scholarship
Journalism Awards
National Broadcasting Society Scholarship
New scholarships/internships

SHSU Sophomores:

Carol A. Callahan Journalism Endowed Scholarship
Charles Moser/Brenham Banner-Press Endowed Journalism Fund
Cheryl Parish Awards
Ferol Robinson Endowment for Tomorrow's Journalists
Dr. Ferol Robinson Journalism Endowed Scholarship
Journalism Advisory Council Internship Fund Scholarship
Journalism Awards
Mary McAshan Gibbs Scholarship
National Broadcasting Society Scholarship
New scholarships/internships
Omar Jon Sanchez Memorial Production Scholarship
Outstanding Journalism Student Award
Sophomore Alumni Angel Scholarship
The Madison Wolfe Photography Scholarship Fund

SHSU Junior and Seniors:


Carol A. Callahan Journalism Endowed Scholarship
Charles Moser/Brenham Banner-Press Endowed Journalism Fund
Col. John W. Thomason Scholarships
Don Reid Jr. Scholarships
Ferol Robinson Endowment for Tomorrow's Journalists
Dr. Ferol Robinson Journalism Endowed Scholarship
Journalism Advisory Council Internship Fund Scholarship
Journalism Awards
Junior Alumni Angel Scholarship
Kelly Edgar McAdams and Ina May Ogletree McAdams Endowed Scholarship Fund
Morris Frank/Dan Rather B.J. Scholarships
National Broadcasting Society Scholarship
New scholarships/internships
Omar Jon Sanchez Memorial Production Scholarship
Outstanding Journalism Student Award
Roy Clark Scholarships
Senior Alumni Angel Scholarship
The Madison Wolfe Photography Scholarship Fund

  1. CBS/DAN RATHER ENDOWMENT FUND: recipient must (1) be a student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University majoring in journalism or broadcast journalism, and (2) maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 (Applicant deadline: MARCH 1)
  2. Carol A. Callahan Journalism Endowed Scholarship: Recipients must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Mass Communication with an emphases in Broadcast or Print Journalism and demonstrate financial need. Amount varies per year; GPA 3.0. Application Deadline: March 10th.
  3. CHARLES MOSER/BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS ENDOWED JOURNALISM FUND: The following criteria will be used on the selection process: A recipient must (1) be enrolled at Sam Houston State University, majoring in journalism; (2) submit a 500-word essay on why he/she chose the major of journalism; (3) demonstrate financial need; and (4) maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by The Department of Public Communication and its scholarship committee. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  4. CHERYL PARISH AWARDS: Awards are given to outstanding female journalism majors and are based on scholastic achievement, personality, and promise as a journalist. These scholars must have at least a sophomore standing. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  5. COL. JOHN W. THOMASON SCHOLARSHIP: Amount unspecified, Fall semester following receipt of award, 3.0 GPA; English or Journalism major. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  6. DON REID, JR. SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies. Journalism majors, must be classified as juniors or seniors at the beginning of the fall semester. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  7. FRANK Q. DOBBS MASS COMMUNICATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:$1,000 per year; Recipient must be full-time students majoring in Mass Communication with any emphases. GPA requirement 3.0.
  8. FEROL ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to entering freshmen and/or women of good character who are majoring in Journalism
  9. FEROL ROBINSON ENDOWMENT FOR TOMORROW'S JOURNALISTS: The following criteria will be used in the selection process: A recipient must (1) be full-time SHSU student, majoring in journalism; (2) submit a 500-word essay on his/her professional journalism goals and need for financial assistance; (3) represent the qualities of Dr. Robinson and show potential in journalism; and (4) maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. Recipients who re-apply in succeeding years submit an essay on what they have gained from the previous year's instruction. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  10. DR. FEROL ROBINSON JOURNALISM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at SHSU majoring in journalism. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. GPA requirement 3.0. Application deadline March 1.
  11. FRESHMAN ALUMNI ANGEL SCHOLARSHIP: $250 for fall tuition only. Receipt must be an official degree plan RTV (BFA/BA) major. Recipient must have also completed 12-32 hours (Freshman status), 3.0 overall GPA, and 3.0 overall RTV GPA. Qualified candidates will submit a resume (including high school information and/or NBS involvement), a typed essay, official transcript, and a typed application form.(Application deadline: APRIL 8)
  12. JERRY TALLANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship will be available between Spring 2003 and Fall 2006 only. Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student majoring in Journalism at Sam Houston State University and who demonstrates financial need. Student must meet SHSU's normal enrollment standards and maintain satisfactory academic progress. (Deadline for application submission is March 1)
  13. KAILAS AND BECKY RAO SCHOLARSHIP in HONOR of DR. FEROL ROBINSON: recipient must (1) be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at SHSU, majoring in journalism; (2) maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or, if a freshman student, have an overall high school GPA of 3.0; (3) provide evidence of involvement in community service; (4) have a clear criminal record; and (5) demonstrate personal integrity. If a student who meets all the selection criteria demonstrates financial need, that student will receive priority in the selection process. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  14. HAL FULGHAM SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded each year to a photography major. The recipient is the winner of "BEST PORTFOLIO" at the SHSU Photographic Society's Annual Statewide High School Photo Contest. The winner receives approximately $200. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  15. JOHN A. ELMORE, JR. SCHOLARSHIPS: Awarded to outstanding students majoring in journalism who have consistently maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average during their freshman year at SHSU. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  16. JOHN W. SPONBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Awarded to outstanding students majoring in journalism who have consistently maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average during their freshman year at SHSU. (Application deadline: MAY 1)
  17. JOURNALISM ADVISORY COUNCIL INTERNSHIP FUND SCHOLARSHIP: A selection committee consisting of the Coordinator of the Journalism Program and the Chair of the Department of Public Communication shall select the recipients of the award each semester. The following criteria will be used in the selection process: A recipient must (1) be enrolled at SHSU, majoring in journalism; (2) have been selected to pursue an internship, and (3) have registered for JRN 498, Journalism Internship. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  18. JOURNALISM AWARDS: This annual competition is open to journalism majors and minors. Judging is by practicing professionals in the area of the award. (Application deadline: April 1)

  19.  
    • FEATURE STORY: Byline feature story of any length, with/without photos. Judges look for lively, well-constructed stories with strong reader appeal.
    • NEWS STORY: Bylined news story of any length, with/without photos. Judges will look for excellence in reporting, clarity in style and accuracy.
    • SPORTS WRITING: Byline sports story of any length, with/without photos. Judges will look for excellence in content, style, and background information.
    • PHOTOS: Individual news, sports or feature photos that accompanied a story or ran alone with a cut line or as part of a photo essay. Judges will consider composition, cropping, and print quality.
    • ADVERTISING: A product, service, or house ad written and produced in-house by one student (use of clip art is permissible). Judges will base their decision on excellence in copy writing, layout illustration and overall appeal.
     
  20. JUNIOR ALUMNI ANGEL SCHOLARSHIP: $250 for Fall tuition only. Receipt must be an official degree plan RTV (BFA/BA) major. Recipient must have also completed 65-96 hours (Junior status), 3.0 overall GPA, and 3.0 overall RTV GPA. Qualified candidates will submit a resume (including NBS, KSHU/CABLE 7 & internship involvement), a typed essay, official transcript, and a typed application form.(Application deadline: APRIL 1)
  21. KELLY EDGAR McADAMS & INA MAY OGLETREE McADAMS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies, must be senior students at SHSU, majoring in Journalism; meet all standard entrance requirements and maintain satisfactory academic progress; must have financial need. Applicants should submit applications during their junior year to receive awards when they are seniors. Scholarship(s) will be awarded each year, from interest earnings on the endowment. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  22. MARY McASHAN GIBBS SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to female journalism majors who are candidates for bachelor degrees at SHSU. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and must have earned at the time of selection 50 semester credit hours, but no more than 100 semester credit hours. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  23. MORRIS FRANK/DAN RATHER B.J. SCHOLARSHIP: $500 for tuition purposes. Award to Outstanding BFA Broadcast Journalism Major. Recipient should have completed or is currently enrolled in RTV 374 -- Broadcast Journalism I. Also, recipient should have a 2.5 overall GPA, 3.0 overall RTV GPA, and have on file an official RTV (BFA in Broadcast Journalism) degree plan. Candidates should submit an official transcript, resume, typed essay (plus a separate sheet describing YOUR reason to pursue a career in broadcast journalism and why you are deserving of this prestigious scholarship), and a typed application form. (Application deadline: APRIL 8)
  24. NATIONAL BROADCASTING SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP: $250 tuition scholarship for outstanding Freshman/Sophomore and Junior/Senior NBS Member. Freshman/Sophomore should have completed 12 hours and above at SHSU. Juniors/Seniors should have 60 hours & above completed SHSU hours (Aug/Dec. 1998 graduates only). Additional requirements are 2.5 overall GPA, 3.0 overall RTV GPA, and have on file an official degree plan declaring RTV (BFA/BA) major. Candidates should submit an official transcript, resume, typed essay (plus a separate page describing your participation in & contribution to BS), and typed application form. (Application deadline: APRIL 1)
  25. NEW SCHOLARSHIPS/INTERNSHIPS: Check the new scholarship/internship bulletin board, located in the hallway on the second floor of the Dan Rather building, for updated information. (Application deadline: APRIL 1)
  26. OMAR JON SANCHEZ MEMORIAL PRODUCTION SCHOLARSHIP: $250 for tuition purposes. Award is for Outstanding Potential in RTV Production. Recipient must have 45 hours+ completed, 2.5 overall GPA, 3.0 overall RTV GPA, an official RTV (BFA/BA) major --with degree plan on file. Candidates should submit an official transcript, resume, typed essay, typed application form, and production portfolio (Videotape or Audio tape of project samples completed by applicant. (Application deadline: APRIL 8)
  27. OUTSTANDING JOURNALISM STUDENT AWARD: Given to a journalism major who is currently classified as a junior or senior. Criteria are: academic achievement, journalism achievement through department publications, campus activities, recognition for department (internships, awards, positive attitude), and service to other journalism students, in a leadership role. (Application deadline: APRIL 1)
  28. HOUSTONIAN STAFF SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for student members of the Houstonian staff. It requires a commitment to continue working on staff. It is awarded based on financial need, contributions to the student newspaper and a grade point average of 2.5. (Application deadline is April 15 for the following year and November 15 for the spring semester.)
  29. DON AND FRANCES REID JOURNALISM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at SHSU and majoring in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Print Journalism.  GPA of 3.00 is required.  Application deadline is March 10th. 

NOTE: In the past, these awards have been funded through the Journalism Advisory Council.  
 

  1. ROY CLARK SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a Journalism major and classified as a junior or senior, must demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism. (Application deadline: MARCH 1)
  2. SENIOR ALUMNI ANGEL SCHOLARSHIP: $100 tuition scholarship for summer GRAD or $250 Fall Tuition Scholarship for December Graduate. Receipt must have 97 hours /above completed, a 3.0 overall GPA (3.0 overall RTV GPA), and has filed an official degree plan (indicating a RTV (BFA/BA) major). Qualified candidates will submit a resume (including NBS, KSHU/CABLE 7, Station Management, and internship involvement), a typed essay, official transcript, and a typed application form. (Application deadline: APRIL 8) 
  3. SOPHOMORE ALUMNI ANGEL SCHOLARSHIP: $250 Fall Tuition Scholarship. Receipt must have 33-64 hours /above completed, a 3.0 overall GPA (3.0 overall RTV GPA), and has filed an official degree plan indicating a RTV (BFA/BA) major). Qualified candidates will submit a (n) resume (including NBS and KSHU/CABLE 7 involvement), official transcript, and typed application form. (Application deadline: APRIL 8)
  4. THE MADISON WOLFE PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The following criteria will be used in the selection process: A recipient must (1) be sophomore level/above; (2) have completed at least 6 photography hours in residence at SHSU; (3) appreciate and respect photography, whether or not that is his/her final career choice; (4) maintain an overall GPA of 2.5; and, (5) upon accepting the scholarship, students agree to submit at the end of each semester a one-page essay (100 words/more) relating to their academic growth and respect for photography. Nothing in this agreement shall preclude a student from receiving the scholarship more than once if the student meets and maintains these standards and requirements. (Application deadline April 1)

Request applications from: Dr. Janet A. Bridges, Chair, Department Chair of Mass Communication, Box 2207, Huntsville, TX 77341-2299, (936) 294-1341; Email: jabridges@shsu.edu. APPLICATION DEADLINES: AT END OF EACH SCHOLARSHIP MENTIONED.

 

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
 

  1. ANTHONY KAWSI ANTIWI POLITICAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP: Sophomore standing, 2.5 GPA overall and in Political Science, 24 credit hours at SHSU, 12 hours in Political Science. Financial need must be demonstrated.
  2. HALINA M. LUKASZEWSKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Chemistry or Political Science Major (inquire as to availability and criteria of this award). Junior Standing. 3.0 GPA average.
  3. JAMES ELLISON KIRKLEY SCHOLARSHIP: Two awards, varying amounts; history, political science, geography or sociology majors, selected on basis of high academic achievement. Junior standing.
  4. POLITICAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP: Awards are made to able men and women of good character who are majoring or minoring in Political Science; completed 12 hours of course work in Political Science (9 hours at SHSU), 3.0 overall GPA, 3.3 GPA in Political Science. Number and amount of awards vary.
  5. JUDGE JOHN MARTIN POLITICAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP: Unspecified amount. Preference given to students from Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto and Trinity counties. Recipient must have an interest in the law or in teaching political science. Applicants must submit an essay and two letters of recommendation.GPA requirement 3.0. Application submission deadline is 10 days prior to the end of each fall and spring semester.
For further information about Political Science Scholarships contact Dr. Edwin S. Davis, pol_esd@shsu.edu, (936) 294-1462 or Dr. Robert E. Biles, gov_reb@shsu.edu, (936)294-1460.

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY
 

  1. JAMES WEBER SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies, 3.0 GPA, second year graduate student in Psychology.
  2. JOHN SYMONDS SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies, 3.0 GPA, Junior standing. Psychology major.
  3. RICHARD CORDING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies. Scholarship awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Philosophy. Deadline for application submission is April 1 each year. Contact Dr. Frank K. Fair for further information. Box 2447, Huntsville TX 77341, (936) 294-1509, psy_fkf@shsu.edu.
  4. THOMAS W. SATRE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Approximately $250 per year. Scholarship awarded to a student who is progressing toward either a major or minor in Philosophy or is enrolled in at least one philosophy course for the academic semester in question and be deemed deserving by the Coordinator of the Philosophy Program. Deadline for application submission is April 1 each year. Contact Dr. Frank K. Fair for further information. Box 2447, Huntsville Tx 77341, (936) 294-1509, psy_fkf@shsu.edu
  5. JIM UMBEHR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: $1000 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time senior or graduate student in good standing, majoring in Psychology; not be eligible to receive a federal loan; and demonstrate financial need with a written essay.  GPA of 3.50 is required.  Application deadline is 12/10/08.

Unless otherwise specified above, request applications from: Dr. Donna Desforges, Chair, Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Box 2447, AB4 Suite 317, Huntsville TX 77341, (936) 294-1174, psy_std@shsu.edu. APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1.


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
 

  1. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP: Sociology major, enrolled at SHSU for one academic year; student recognized for past academic achievements and potential contributions to discipline of sociology.
  2. RUTH A. DeBLANC SCHOLARSHIP: $500-$3000 per semester. Recipient must be a graduate student enrolled at SHSU in a minimum of six credit hours and majoring in Sociology; demonstrate financial need.GPA requirement 3.0 overall. Application submission deadline is Oct 1st-Feb 1st.
  3. PROFESSOR RAMSEY M. WOODS SOCIOLOGY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time student, in good standing, enrolled at Sam Houston State University, majoring in Sociology.  GPA of 3.00 is required.  Application deadline is April 1st (for Fall) and November 1st (for Spring).
  4. DAN AND DONNA BETO SOCIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP: $500 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student (with preference given to graduate students) in good standing majoring in Sociology.  GPS of 3.00 is required.  Application deadlines are 02/15 and 09/15.  For additional information, contact Evelyn McDaniel, 936-294-1512, email: emm001@shsu.edu

For further information, contact Dr. Alessandro Bonanno, Chair, Department of Sociology, SHSU. Box 2446, Huntsville, Texas, 77341,  (936)294-1488. AWARDED BY FACULTY NOMINATIONS.

 

DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS

  1. EARL HUFFOR SCHOLARSHIPS: Awarded to outstanding forensics competitors. Recipients are selected by speech faculty. Applicants must be currently enrolled at SHSU. (Application deadline: SPRING)
  2. E.E. "PETE" SEALE SCHOLARSHIPS: Awarded to outstanding speech communication majors. Recipients are selected by Speech faulty. Applicants must be currently enrolled at SHSU. (Application deadline: SPRING)
  3. KATY & E. DON WALKER SR. ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIPS: Granted to sophomore, junior and senior students who have declared English, Theatre, or Speech as their majors, have demonstrated financial need, and have maintained a 3.0 grade point average. (Application deadline: APRIL1st)
  4. MARIE L. UNDERWOOD ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year. Recipient must be an undergraduate student, enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours at SHSU, majoring in Speech Communication, demonstrate financial need, be a sophomore or above with a minimum of 32 earned credit hours, demonstrate active involvement in on-campus and off-campus community activities.GPA requirement: 3.0 in major, 2.8 overall. (Application deadline: March 1st)

Request applications from: Evelyn McDaniel, Box 2299, Huntsville, TX 77341-2299, (936) 294-1497, speechcomm@shsu.edu. APPLICATION DEADLINES: AT END OF EACH SCHOLARSHIP MENTIONED.

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