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External Scholarships and Awards

Faculty and staff in the School of Communication often receive word of external scholarships and other funding opportunities offered by various organizations. The following is a list of funding opportunities that have come across the desks of SOC faculty and staff. This list is updated as new information is gathered, and should never be considered complete.

Please note, the SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs has provided these links to websites that are maintained by third parties, over which the SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs has no control. The SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs provides no guarantees regarding the opportunities on this website. It is the responsibility of the student to investigate each individual opportunity for its validity, and to take necessary precautions when sharing information.

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Scholarship and Award Opportunities

Name: The LAGRANT Foundation - Scholarship
Application Link:
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
Date posted: Feb. 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship recipient will receive a trip to Chicago where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the criteria listed on the website and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Name: CGTrader Scholarship Entry
Application Link:
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Date posted to this site: Feb. 1, 2017
Description: Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2016 challenge to win $1,000 for your education bills. All you have to do is write and submit an original essay on the topic "The future of virtual reality: on the footsteps of changing the world or on the brink of failure?"

Yes, this is a very broad topic, but that is how VR is - the potential is great yet uncertain; there are a lot of potential applications, but thereís also a lot of over-excitement, too. You can narrow down the topic to whatever your vision or interest with VR is - whether you are thinking about the conceptual pros and cons of the medium, writing about specific applications that excite you, reviewing technological advancements, or doing some critical business thinking regarding this new medium, you are doing the right thing.

Name: NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
Application Link:
Application Deadline: April 10, 2017
Date posted to this site: Feb. 1, 2017
Description: The American Association of People with Disabilities is please to announced that we are accepting applications for the 2015 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship. We are offering four scholarships, which can be used for the spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2015, to 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing communication or media-related degrees. Each recipient will receive $5,625 for the tuition and fees at their college or university.

Name: Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 6, 2017
Date posted to this site: February 1, 2017
Description: The Associated Press Broadcasters Association radio and television news award competition is open to all Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia broadcast members of The Associated Press.

Additional Links to Explore

You may also want to check the following Web sites for scholarship information.

International students may also be interested in visiting these Web sites to locate additional sources of financial aid: