Scholarships and Awards

The School of Communication and Information is proud to be able to recognize high achieving undergraduate and graduate students each year by awarding scholarships and awards.  Each undergraduate and graduate program at SC&I offers its own scholarships and awards.

Below is a list of each of the scholarships arranged by department.  In order to apply for a scholarship within a given program, you must already be matriculated into that program.  Information about the scholarships, along with the scholarship eligibility criteria are listed in the corresponding sections below.  All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).  Additional information about the FAFSA application and other financial aid information is available on the Rutgers University Financial Aid webpage at http://studentaid.rutgers.edu/. The deadline for filing for financial aid March 15, 2014.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2014-2015 - APPLY HERE

APPLICATION DEADLINE - MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

2014-2015 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDES, BY PROGRAM


LIST OF AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS


UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

APPLICATION DEADLINE (MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014)

Communication Majors

Communication students interested in being considered for the Communication scholarships and awards should select each individual scholarship, within the portal, that they wish to be considered for, and submit the required application materials for each scholarship.  Students may apply for more than one Communication scholarship or award.  Review the Communication program scholarship guide (above) to determine which application materials are required for each award. Unless otherwise noted, your essay should be a 500-word personal statement explaining why the scholarship is deserved and/or needed.

Todd Hunt Public Service Endowed prize: for full-time Communication majors who are rising seniors, have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and exemplary involvement and service to more than one group or society.

Hugh Taliaferro Memorial Scholarship: for full-time Communication majors who are rising juniors or seniors, and who demonstrate unusual aptitude in Communication or render exceptional service to the Department or University community.

Julian Breen Memorial Endowed Scholarship : for full-time Communication majors who are rising juniors or seniors, have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and significant service to the department, the University, and/or the community.

SC&I Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship : for full-time Communication majors who are rising juniors or seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

SC&I Scholarship: for full-time Communication majors who are rising juniors or seniors and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and financial need.


Information Technology and Informatics Majors

Students interested in being considered for any of the Information Technology and Informatics scholarships should submit only one online scholarship application. Selection for the specific scholarships listed below will be determined by the program faculty.  Review the Information Technology and Informatics program scholarship guide (above) to determine what application materials are required. Your essay should be a 500-word personal statement explaining why the scholarship is deserved and/or needed.

SC&I Alumni Association Endowed Scholarships: for outstanding academic achievement in the program.

SC&I Scholarship: for an outstanding undergraduate student, as determined by the department.


Journalism and Media Studies Majors

Journalism and Media Studies students interested in being considered for the Journalism and Media Studies scholarships and awards should select each individual scholarship, within the portal, that they wish to be considered for, and submit the required application materials for each award.  Students may apply for more than one Journalism and Media Studies scholarship or award. Unless otherwise noted, your essay should be a 500-word personal statement explaining why the scholarship is deserved and/or needed.

JMS Department Scholarship: for an outstanding junior or rising senior student, as determined by the department. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

Barry S. Kramer Endowed Scholarship: for a rising junior or rising senior journalism major based on academic merit. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required, with preference awarded for topics in science journalism.)

Flip Wilson Memorial Scholarship: for a full-time journalism student entering the junior or senior year based on academic merit and financial need; Flip Wilson Memorial Scholarship applicants must complete one additional 500-word essay on some aspect of Flip Wilson’s work and impact on television or comedy. Preference will be given to students of African-American descent. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

Dick Lloyd Internship Scholarship: for a full-time undergraduate student, with rising junior or rising senior status, that will be interning, with preference awarded to applicants completing an internship in sports broadcasting. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required, with preference awarded for topics in sports broadcasting.)

Van Wie Ingham Memorial Prize: for a rising junior or senior who has demonstrated outstanding knowledge of journalism.  Applicants with overall GPA and department GPA of at least 3.0 will be considered. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

Richard D. Lane Memorial Award: for a full-time journalism student with rising junior or rising senior status, based on academic merit. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

John H. Cook Scholarship: for a rising senior with an interest in newspaper writing and reporting.  (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required, with preference awarded for newspaper writing and reporting.)

Kenneth Q. and Viola W. Jennings Memorial Scholarship: for rising seniors who demonstrate promise toward a career in print journalism.  (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required, with preference awarded to topics in print journalism.)

Arthur Weissman Memorial Scholarship: for full-time journalism student, with rising senior status, based on academic merit, media-related achievement through academic work, extra-curricular activities, and employment.  (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required, with preference awarded to topics in media studies. Non-print and multi-media content may also be considered.)

Edward J. Mack Memorial Scholarship: for a full-time undergraduate student with rising junior or rising senior status based on academic merit; preference is given to students from Hunterdon County with an interest in print journalism.  (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

Journalism and Media Studies Endowed Fund: for rising senior JMS major, based on academic merit. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

Elizabeth Molnar Award: for a full-time undergraduate Journalism and Media Studies female student, with rising junior or rising senior status, based on academic merit and documented hardship circumstances. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

Edgar B. Bacon Scholarship: for achievement in journalism by a continuing undergraduate major from Hudson county.  Verification of Hudson County primary residence is required. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

SC&I Alumni Association Endowed Scholarships: for outstanding academic achievement in the program. Applicants with rising junior or rising senior status, minimum overall GPA and department of 3.0 will be considered.  (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

SC&I Scholarship: for an outstanding undergraduate JMS major with rising junior or rising senior status, as determined by the department. Applicants with minimum GPA of 3.0 and who express financial need will be considered.  (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)

Laurie Ackerman Memorial Scholarship: to provide a scholarship or research stipend for a rising junior or rising senior who intends to pursue a career in journalism or mass communications; student is selected based on proven work, interests in journalism/mass media, and ability to carry out the program’s aims. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required, with preference awarded to academic research publication or projects.)

Ladley K. Pearson Memorial Prize: to provide a scholarship to a rising junior or rising senior JMS student who has demonstrated outstanding work in print or media-related reporting. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required, with preference awarded to topics in urban/city affairs reporting.)

Todd Hunt Public Service Endowment Prize: for full-time Journalism and Media Studies majors, who are rising seniors, and have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and exemplary involvement and service to more than one group or society. (A sample of work related to journalism or media studies is required.)


GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

APPLICATION DEADLINE (MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014)

Master of Communication and Information Studies

Students interested in being considered for any of the MCIS scholarships should complete only one online scholarship application. Selection for the specific scholarships listed below will be determined by the program faculty. Review the MCIS program scholarship guide (above) to determine what application materials are required. Your essay should be a 500-word personal statement explaining why the scholarship is deserved and/or needed.

SC&I Alumni Association Endowed Scholarships: for outstanding academic achievement in the master’s program.

SC&I Scholarship: for an outstanding master’s student, as determined by the program faculty.


Master of Library and Information Science

Students interested in being considered for any of the MLIS scholarships should complete only one online scholarship application. Selection for the specific scholarships listed below will be determined by the program faculty.  Review the MLIS program scholarship guide (above) to determine what application materials are required. Your essay should be a 500-word personal statement explaining why the scholarship is deserved and/or needed.

MLIS Service Scholarship: for outstanding service to the department and school. (A resume is required.)

Elizabeth D. Meier Estate Scholarship: for full-time or part-time students in the master’s program. (A resume is required.)

Helen G. Michaels Scholarship: merit scholarship for an academically talented student studying library and information science at SC&I; preference is given to students seeking school library media certification. (A resume is required.)

Jane Torrence Minckler Memorial Fellowship: for students in the master’s in library and information science program, on the basis of academic excellence. (A resume is required.)

Margaret Hilgendorf Lefferts Anderson Fellowship: for a new or continuing graduate student, based on academic achievement, and good character; preference is given to Douglass College graduates or women pursuing library and information science. (A resume is required.)

Tung-Li and Hui-His Yuan Endowed Fellowship : for graduate students (masters or doctoral) based on outstanding undergraduate achievement, 3.5 or better GPA in graduate studies, and demonstrated commitment to advancing the field of LIS in the People’s Republic of China or the Republic of China (Taiwan). (A resume is required.)

Pamela Richards Endowed Memorial Scholarship: for full-time international graduate students based on academic merit; preference given to students who have demonstrated commitment to advancing the field of LIS in countries of the former Soviet Union. (A resume is required.)

H. Gilbert Kelley Endowed Scholarship: to provide financial assistance to master’s degree students in library and information science; selection is based on a combination of academic excellence. (A resume is required.)

Turock Family Endowed Scholarship: to provide additional financial assistance to ALA Spectrum Scholars choosing Rutgers University’s Department of Library and Information Science for their education.  In years when there is no Spectrum Scholar at Rutgers, funds can be used to support an MLIS student from an underrepresented group who is academically meritorious. (A resume is required.)

SC&I Alumni Association Endowed Scholarships: for outstanding academic achievement in the program. (A resume is required.)

SC&I Scholarship: for an outstanding master's student, as determined by the program faculty. (A resume is required.)