department_scholarships_header


FOR CURRENT STUDENTS, THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS IS MARCH 1

FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS, THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS IS DECEMBER 15


Application Process


To apply for C&IS scholarships, students should log in to their MyBama account and choose the “Admissions/Scholarship” tab. The scholarship application located here serves as a single application for all of the scholarships available within C&IS. By submitting this application you will be considered for all college and department scholarships for which you are eligible.


Advertising and Public Relations


Dr. Arnold Barban Endowed Scholarship in Advertising

Amount: Minimum of $1,000 annually
Availability: One or more each year
Eligibility: Advertising students who show high potential and exceptional promise as advertising professionals

Vincent J. DeFazio Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Advertising

Amount: Minimum of $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Available to students majoring in advertising (rising junior or senior) who demonstrates high potential and exceptional promise as an advertising professional; must have a “B” average

Delchamps Endowed Scholarship for Advertising and Public Relations

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One or two each year
Eligibility: Outstanding full-time students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree in advertising or public relations priority to student involved in activities of Seventh District, American Advertising Federation (AL, GA, LA, MS, TN); including resume

Myatt Harvill Intermark Endowed Memorial Scholarship in the College of Communication

Amount: Approximately $1,000
Availability: Two or more each year
Eligibility: Outstanding full-time student pursuing undergraduate degree in advertising; recipient will have an opportunity to apply for an internship with Intermark Group Inc.

Melson Roche Leadership Scholarship Award in Advertising and Public Relations

Amount: A minimum of $1,000
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Outstanding full-time out-of-state freshmen pursuing degrees in advertising or public relations who have GPAs of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and ACT scores of 25 or higher; must submit a brief, one- to two-page, double-spaced essay demonstrating leadership skills; include a resume

John W. Felton Public Relations Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Minimum of $1,000 annually
Availability: One or two each year
Eligibility: Available to students majoring in public relations (rising junior or senior level) who demonstrate high potential and exceptional promise as a public relations professional; applicant must be a member of UA student chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA)

Tuscaloosa Advertising Federation Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $500 to $1,000 annually; nonrenewable
Eligibility: Advertising major enrolled full-time; must be an active Advertising Federation member and a student from Seventh District Advertising Federation (AL, GA, LA, MS, TN); include a resume

The Tuscaloosa News Jamie Tucker Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Minimum of $2,500
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate student with junior standing who intends to pursue a degree in advertising, has a 3.0 or higher GPA, and has a desire for an advertising sales career; priority given to students from the Tuscaloosa area or surrounding counties who demonstrate financial need; the chosen applicant will have first opportunity at a paid summer internship in The Tuscaloosa News advertising department; include a resume

Robert E. Luckie Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,000
Availability: One or more each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration is given to students enrolled in the College of Communication and Information Sciences who are majoring in advertising and who graduated from high schools in Alabama. Qualified applicants should demonstrate high potential for success in college, exceptional promise as advertising professionals, and a strong interest in pursuing careers in advertising.

Marilyn E. Mancini Endowed Scholarship in Advertising

Amount: Minimum of $1,000
Availability: One or more each year
Eligibility: Outstanding full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in advertising at the University of Alabama with a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale and who demonstrate exceptional promise and dedication as advertising professionals

The Norma Saliba Hanson Endowed Scholarship in the College of Communication and Information Sciences

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One or more each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration shall be given to students enrolled in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations who graduated from high schools in the state of Alabama, are pursuing degrees in advertising, and demonstrate exceptional promise as advertising professionals.


Communication Studies


Alabama Forensics Council Scholarships

Amount: In-state tuition
Availability: Twenty each year
Eligibility: University undergraduate student interested in and showing aptitude for participation in the forensics (and/or individual events). Program Contact: Apply directly to the Department of Communication Studies, The University of Alabama, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0172.

Mary D. Bauer Endowed Scholarship

Amount: $500 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Priority is given to a full-time student graduating from Enterprise (Alabama) High School and/or Enterprise (Alabama) State Junior College who intends to pursue a degree in communication studies; secondary consideration given to students enrolled in the College of Communication and Information Sciences intending to pursue a degree in communication studies.

Jonathan Birdnow Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration is given to students majoring in communication studies who are members of the Alabama Forensic Council and are actively participating in individual events.

T. Goodloe Rutland Endowed Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 annually
Availability: Several annually
Eligibility: Priority to full-time incoming freshman or upper classman student with demonstrated potential to master the arts of debate, discussion and persuasion. Academic and leadership records, test scores, and two letters of recommendation and an application letter that indicate an interest in the study of human communication required. Contact: Apply directly to the Department of Communication Studies, The University of Alabama, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, 35487-0172.

Springford Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $4,000 annually
Availability: Two Per Year (one to an incoming freshman and one to a current student)
Eligibility: Priority of consideration is given to full-time undergraduate students majoring in communication studies in the College of Communication and Information Sciences who graduated from a high school in Crenshaw, Pike, Coffee, or Geneva Counties in Alabama. Second priority of consideration is given to other full-time undergraduate students majoring in communications studies in the College of Communication and Information Sciences who graduated from any high school in Alabama

Frank Thompson Jr. Award for Excellence in Forensics

Amount: Approximately $1,200 annually
Availability: One or more per year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration is given to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are current members of the Alabama Forensic Council; have demonstrated their commitment to forensics through time, dedication, consistency, and continual improvement in individual events and/or debate; and have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.


Journalism and Creative Media


Scholarship with Specific Requirements

Ellen East Media Writing Center Mentor Endowment

Amount: Varies
Availability: Several each year
Eligibility: Endowment earnings are used to award stipends to student mentors working in the Media Writing Center in the College of Communication and Information Sciences Money Reserved for Media Writing Center mentors.

Jewel E. Hudgins and Eula Mae Hudgins Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration is given to full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Communication and Information Sciences who are pursuing a degree in journalism with a strong interest in travel writing or studying journalism abroad. Priority of consideration is also given to students who demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily need as defined by federal guidelines, that prohibits participation in academic-related travel programs. Recipients shall possess a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Funds students who are working on Alpine Living or studying abroad. 

News Media Majors 

H.M. Ayers Endowed Scholarship in Creative Journalism

Amount: Approximately $1,500 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Available to journalism students who are specializing in creative journalism; priority to advanced undergraduates and exceptional graduate students; secondary consideration given to qualified students in the department of journalism.

The Buford Boone Memorial Scholarship Fund (Non-Endowed)

Amount: 4 annual full in-state tuition
Availability: 1 time award to rising junior Journalism majors.
Eligibility: Priority to students who demonstrate financial need, not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines. Applicants must demonstrate the high standards in leadership in Journalism.

Louise Cohen Chiz Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,500 annually
Availability: Several each year
Eligibility: Priority to students enrolled in the C&IS who are majoring in journalism and possess a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have financial need, although not necessarily need as defined by federal guidelines.

Benita Doroshea Newton Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $500 per year
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Full-time journalism student to use to purchase supplies for students whose enrollment would enhance the diversity of the Department of Journalism.

Frances and Caroll Kilpatrick Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

Amount: $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Outstanding future journalist with financial need; freshman through master’s student. The student should be interested in business or political reporting, and strong writers.

John S. and James L. Knight Minority Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One or two each year
Eligibility: Outstanding minority student majoring in journalism; full-time freshman through junior.

John Luskin Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $500 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Established by Edward Carpenter Hildreth Jr. to promote the study of journalism in the College of Communication and Information Sciences.

Mobile Register Endowed Business Journalism Scholarship/Fellowship

Amount: Approximately $1,500 annually for undergraduate minority students from South Alabama
Availability: Minimum of two undergraduates each year
Eligibility: Outstanding junior or rising junior student planning to pursue a career in business Journalism; declared major in Journalism and approved minor in commerce and business administration. Should be a minority student from the south Alabama area, with an interest in business journalism.

Bailey Thomson Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Journalism

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration is given to full-time undergraduate students majoring in journalism in the College of Communication & Information Sciences. Each recipient must be majoring in journalism, possess a minimum grade average of “B,” show promise as a writer, and possess the qualities of excellence and citizen involvement exemplified by Dr. Thomson.

News Media Majors – “Print” Only

Alan L. Bennett Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

Amount: Minimum $2,500 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Available to students majoring in print journalism (rising juniors or seniors) with demonstrated leadership and writing skills to those interested in sports writing; must have “B”.

The James B. Boone, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: Each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration shall be given to full-time undergraduate students who are majoring in print journalism within the College of Communication and Information Sciences and who demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.

Boone Newspaper Group Scholarship Fund

Amount: In-state tuition for two semesters
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Outstanding rising junior who intends to pursue a career in print journalism. GPA of 3.0. Priority to students who demonstrate financial need.

Buford Boone Memorial Endowed Journalism Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,900 annually
Availability: Two or three each year
Eligibility: Outstanding undergraduate student who intends to pursue a career in print journalism. GPA of 3.0. Priority to students who demonstrate financial need.

Wilfred Galbraith Endowed Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Outstanding rising senior or grad student who intends to pursue a career in print JN, GPA of 3.0.

Wayne Greenhaw Endowed Scholarship – New Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration shall be given to full-time undergraduate students in the College of Communication and Information Sciences who are majoring in journalism and possess a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. First priority of consideration shall be given to students graduating from high schools in Tuscaloosa and Montgomery counties. Second priority of consideration shall be given to students graduating from high schools in the state of Alabama.

J.E. Lisby Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,500 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration is given to full-time undergraduate students majoring in journalism in the College of Communication & Information Sciences. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarship and writing skills, with preference being given to students interested in sports writing. Recipients must possess a minimum grade average of “B.”

Charles W. Scarritt Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $500 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Outstanding rising senior or rising junior who intends to pursue a career in the newspaper business.

Carmage and Martha Ann Walls Endowed Scholarship in Print Journalism

Amount: Minimum $2,500 annually
Availability: Minimum of four awards each year
Eligibility: Priority given to students from communities served by Southern Newspapers Inc. who intend to pursue a degree in print journalism.

Charles Joseph “Joe” and Susan Scarborough Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration is given to deserving students majoring in print journalism who are residents of Alabama and possess a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

H. Shelton Prince Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $2,000 annually
Availability: One or more each year
Eligibility: Outstanding full-time undergraduate planning to pursue a career in communication, preferably in the newspaper business. Student should demonstrate financial need, but not necessarily as defined in federal guidelines. 

Hugh W. Sparrow Memorial Fund

Amount: $500.00
Availability: Several
Eligibility: To deserving journalism students.

Alf Van Hoose Endowed Journalism Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 annually
Availability: Two each year
Eligibility: Outstanding full-time student to pursue a career in journalism, priority entering freshman students. The scholarship focuses on students interested in print journalism.

 News Media Majors – Broadcast Only

Bob Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $300 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: TCF major enrolled full-time (FR through JR; strong potential and desire to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

John M. Forney Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Telecommunication and Film

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One or more each year
Eligibility: Available for students enrolled in telecommunications and film who show exceptional promise as broadcast professionals.

Keith and Turi Ann Jackson Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Telecommunication and Film

Amount: Approximately $1,200 annually
Availability: One or more each year
Eligibility: Available for students enrolled in telecommunications and film who show exceptional promise as broadcast professionals.

Eloise and Charles Poellnitz Johnston Endowed

Amount: Approximately $600 annually
Availability: One or more each year
Eligibility: Full-time telecommunication student (entering freshman through junior) with financial need; proven academic ability with potential to become a successful broadcaster; priority Alabama resident.

Louise and Henry Poellnitz Johnston Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $350 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Full-time telecommunication student (entering freshman through junior) with financial need; proven academic ability with potential to become a successful broadcaster.

Carol and Clyde Price Family Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,200 per semester
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Awarded to an entering freshman pursuing a degree in broadcasting, with first priority to a student seeking a degree in radio broadcasting.

“Pap” Dunnavant Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $750 per semester; nonrenewable
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Outstanding full-time junior majoring in telecommunication; priority to student from the Tennessee Valley or Northern Alabama.

Any Deserving JCM Student

Virginia O’Neal Sollie Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Priority of consideration is given to undergraduate or graduate students who are first-generation college students and are enrolled in the College of Communication and Information Sciences majoring in journalism.

 

James T. and Joanne Lynaugh Endowed Minority Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $1,000 annually
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Outstanding minority student majoring in communication; freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled full-time.

WIAT Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Approximately $500
Availability: One each year
Eligibility: Full-time telecommunication major (entering freshman through junior); priority to minority students.


Library and Information Studies


VIEW DEPARTMENT SITE >>