A number of scholarships are available for students majoring and minoring in the Department of Communication and Media. The UNI Office of Student Financial Aid lists scholarships available to all UNI students. Scholarships specifically for Communication and Media students can be found in the UNI Scholarship Directory (search under "Department" for Communication and Media - note that our name changed from Communication Studies in 2020).
To apply for scholarships in Communication and Media, use the UNIversity Scholarship Application online, at the Office of Student Financial Aid web site. Most scholarships have a January 15 deadline, but check each individual scholarship for details. For UNI Forensics (UNI Debate and Speech Teams) scholarships, contact CHAS Dean and Director of Forensics, Dr. John Fritch (319-273-2725, or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Scholarship amounts are split evenly between semesters for the academic year awarded. For more information, please see the UNI Office of Financial Aid's Scholarship FAQs.
FIRST YEAR & TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
- Forensics (Debate)
- Forensics (Individual Events)
- Kenneth Kohn (Debate)
- Melvene Draheim Hardee (Forensics, need-based)
- Carol Denter Bodensteiner (Public Relations, minority)
CURRENT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
- Bartlett Freeland (Debate)
- Bill Henderson (Debate & Individual Events)
- Communication Studies (Communication)
- Elaine McDavitt Stageberg (Performance Studies)
- Eugene & Mary Grossman (Digital Media)
- IBA Digital Media (Digital Media)
- IBA Digital Media Leadership (Digital Media: Digital Media Leadership Emphasis)
- BEA National Scholarships (apply at http://www.beaweb.org/wp/?page_id=478; UNI is a member institution, so our students are eligible; deadline October)
- Funds for audio/visual/multimedia contest entry fees (Digital Media; contact department for details)
- Joyce Chen Scholarship (Digital Media)
- Journalism (Digital Journalism major/minor)
- UNI PRSSA (Public Relations)
- Robert and Dorothy White (Communication Studies, demonstrated financial need)
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS and SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIPS
- Students studying in the Department of Communication Studies are also eligible for scholarships within UNI's College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Click here for the College scholarships page.
- Iowa Broadcast News Association Scholarships - 4 scholarships for radio/TV journalism students in Iowa