Scholarships

The Communication Department offers Communication students four scholarships opportunities. Applications are to be submitted online at Pioneer Scholarships.

There are separate qualifications for each of these scholarships:

Karl Robinson Scholarship: $500

  • Be a full-time student in Junior level or above standing, majoring in Communication, with an Option in Professional, Public and Organizational Communication
  • Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and a minimum 3.25 GPA in the major
  • Submit a one-page essay describing career goals and your involvement in Communication Dept., the University and/or community. Include how this scholarship will benefit you
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Be enrolled in Fall semester
  • Have financial need, as demonstrated by completing the General Application’s Financial Need Statement

Communication Department Scholarship: $600

  • Be a full-time student majoring in Communication
  • Have a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate or 3.0 GPA for graduate student
  • Submit a one-page essay describing career goals and your involvement in Communication Dept., the University and/or community. Include how this scholarship will benefit you
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Be enrolled in Fall semester

John Gothberg Scholarship: up to $2,500

  • Be a student majoring in Communication with an option in Media Productions or Advertising and Public Relations
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Be a continuing or transferring junior or senior student
  • Submit a one-page essay describing career goals and your involvement in Communication Dept., the University and/or community. Include how this scholarship will benefit you
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Be enrolled in Fall semester

Tenacity Scholarship: $5,000

  • Be a full-time student majoring in Communications
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA for undergraduate students and 3.0 GPA for graduate students
  • Have financial need, as demonstrated by completing the General Application’s Financial Need Statement
  • Submit a 250-word personal statement that explains how your persistence has enabled you to continue in school despite personal challenges and obstacles. The statement should consider: academic and professional dreams and goals; family and work obligations; and personal characteristics that have helped you persist in school
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Be enrolled in Fall semester
  • Be a US citizen, permanent resident or AB540 Dream Act student
Admitted students and current students are eligible to complete the Pioneer Scholarship Application. Students can search for scholarship opportunities by major, academic program, interests, and more. You can monitor the submission of letters of recommendation and send electronic reminders to your references. Students can view scholarship offers and accept scholarship awards online. Students are able to submit thank you letters online and learn more about our scholarship donors.

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.

The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.

Website:

American Indian College Fund

Phone:

(303) 426-8900

Email:

info@collegefund.org

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Our vision is to see that all Asian American and Pacific Islanders have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means.

 

Website:

APIASF

Email:

outreach@apiasf.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.

 

Website:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

 

Jack and Jill of America Foundation

The Jack and Jill of America Foundation is committed to the ongoing positive development of African American youth and the development of future leaders.

The Jack and Jill of America Foundation’s National Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors who will become and maintain full-time status at an accredited, four year post-secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year working toward a bachelor’s degree.

Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards will be applied toward tuition and room & board ranging from $1,500 to $2,500. Dependents of members of Jack & Jill of America are not eligible to apply.

Website:

Jack and Jill

Phone:

(202) 232-5920

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and provide comprehensive mentoring services through its 42 Strategies for Success Curriculum. Once chosen from a national, selective process, “Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars” receive a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending the college or university of their choice and are enrolled in JRF’s celebrated mentoring curriculum. JRF’s four-year curriculum enables students to navigate the college environment effectively, explore career options, develop leadership skills and embrace a commitment to service. Throughout the four-year program, JRF also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of its namesake.

The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad, and for post-graduate education.

Website:

Jackie Robinson Foundation

Phone:

(212) 290-8600

 

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.

These scholarships are for African American women and men. Various scholarships offered with different criteria. For more information on these Scholarships for Black Women and Men see the website.

Website:

NANBPWC

 

POISE Foundation

Through our various scholarship programs, we assist families with tuition, fees and other related costs, in order to provide opportunities to seek the education best suited for their children. The Foundation typically receives more applications than we have funding to support. Accordingly, scholarships are very competitive. Furthermore, recipients of scholarships are only eligible once during our calendar year.

Website:

POISE

Phone:

(412) 281-4967

Email:

info@poisefdn.org

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

TMCF offers four types of unique scholarships that are merit, plus need-based designed to address the financial needs of students attending TMCF member-schools. The awards process is highly competitive and the awards are given to outstanding and qualified students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, graduate or law degree from an accredited college or university. Occasionally, we may offer scholarships to students not attending one of our member-schools.

Website:

Thurgood Marshall

 

Xerox Minority Scholarship

Our commitment to the future

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why we offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

 

Website:

XEROX