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Departmental Scholarships

 

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his year each scholarship will have its own electronic application form for the Department of Communication scholarship awards. Please review the criteria carefully.  Submit one hard copy of your completed application to: Scholarship Committee, Department of Communication, 130 Becker Hall, Clarion University of PA. If you wish to apply for more than one scholarship, make sure to submit a separate cover sheet for each, and submit only one Extra-Curricular Worksheet and Applicant’s Statement. Also, please attach only one copy of the first page of your degree audit.

 

Scholarship Descriptions and Criteria

Canelos Scholarship: The amount and number of awards for each scholarship fluctuates annually depending on available funds. Previous awards ranged from $350 to $550. A scholarship in memory of alumnus Canelos is offered annually to a communication major who has earned between 64 and 110 credits. Eligibility requires a minimum 3.4 QPA. Final selection is made by department faculty on the basis of academic record, contribution to the Communication Department and the university, participation in extracurricular activities, and financial need.

The deadline for submitting all applications is 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 24th.


Cole Scholarship: The amount and number of awards for each scholarship fluctuates annually depending on available funds. Previous awards ranged from $350 to $550. A scholarship in honor of James D. Cole, the former dean of the School of Communication, is offered annually. Directed toward second semester undergraduates (15-32 credits) majoring in Communication with at least a 3.0 QPA. Final selection is made by department faculty on the basis of academic achievement, involvement in the Communication Department and community service.

The deadline for submitting all applications is 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 24th.


Communication Scholarship: The amount and number of awards for each scholarship fluctuates annually depending on available funds. Previous awards ranged from $350 and $550. Offered annually by the department faculty on the basis of academic achievement (at least a 3.0 QPA), involvement in the Communication Department and community service.

The deadline for submitting all applications is 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 24th.


Mary Hardwick Scholarship: Students concentrating in Communication Studies (and are not graduating seniors) with a QPA of 3.0 of higher, who have participated in performance activities through the department, and demonstrated active participation in the life of the university are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

The deadline for submitting all applications is 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 24th.


William D. Greenlee Scholarship: On behalf of Greenlee Partners and to honor the memory of William (Bill) Greenlee, the PASSHE Foundation will award 2 ($2,500 each) scholarships to qualifying students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Eligible students are required to meet the following criteria: full-time student at one of the 14 PASSHE universities, focus or major in political science, journalism or communication, earned at least 60 college credits (or more), a GPA of 3.0 or higher, financial need.The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Students who meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in being considered for this scholarship should submit a complete application to the PASSHE Foundation by May 31.  

 

Related Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities


Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF): Scholarships will be awarded to Clarion University students currently enrolled for the Spring semester, one in each of the following categories: Child or spouse or parent or domestic partner or their child of a Clarion university APSCUF member; Graduate student in Fall semester; Senior in Fall semester; Junior in Fall semester; Freshman or Sophomore in Fall semester; at large. Students must have a minimum of 3.2 QPA, participation and leadership in campus and community service organizations, and submit a one-page narrative outlining goals and objectives for the future.

 

Derrick Scholarship: A $380 scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior, who is a permanent resident of Clarion, Forest, or Venango County and who is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students majoring in the liberal arts areas who demonstrate an interest in journalism and students who have been employed as carriers for the Derrick or The Clarion News are especially encouraged to apply. Additional information may be obtained in the Dean’s Office, College of Arts and Sciences, 220 Founders.

 

Media Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship Application 2013: The Media Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship is dedicated to providing monetary reward to underwrite the college/university careers of Media related majors. Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in advertising, communications, marketing, public relations or related fields are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, students must reside and attend school in Southwestern PA, maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA, and demonstrate an academic interest or talent in field of study relevant to a career in radio, TV or a related profession.

 

Nancy Shaw McKee Scholarship: This endowed account will provide fro one annual scholarship to an undergraduate student majoring in any area of the Arts & Sciences. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and financial need.

 

2013-2014 Departmental Scholarship Winners

Kyra Ammon: James H. Cole Scholarship

Anton Bulbolz: Department of Communication Scholarship

Rebecca Burkot: James Canelos Memorial Scholarship & Department of Communication Scholarship

Kelsie Gestrich: James H. Cole Scholarship

Jennifer Linkchorst: Department of Communication Scholarship   

Emily Miller: Department of Communication Scholarship 

Josiah Renaudin: James Canelos Memorial Scholarship   

 

2012-2013 Departmental Scholarship Winners 

Ian Hunter: Department of Communication Scholarship

Alexander Kozora: James H. Cole Scholarship  

Richard McClelland: Department of Communication Scholarship & James Canelos Memorial Scholarship 

John Owens: James H. Cole Scholarship

Alizah Thornton: Department of Communication Scholarship & James Canelos Memorial Scholarship