Nine scholarship opportunities are available to students currently enrolled in the School of Communication.
General scholarships are also available.

Michael Aho Annual Scholarship for Communication
Eligibility: Undergraduate and Graduate Communication majors.

J Public Relations Scholarship ($1,000)
Eligibility: Public Relations majors.

School of Communication Scholarship
Eligibility: Undergraduate and Graduate Communication majors. 3.0 GPA or higher.

Dr. Cindy Elmore Excellence in Communication Scholarship ($1,000)
Eligibility: Undergraduate Distance Education Communication majors.

School of Communication Study Abroad Scholarship ($1000)
Eligibility: Undergraduate and Graduate Communication majors.

Lester C. and Alta M. Rees Memorial Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Undergraduate Communication majors, with preference given to out-of-state students.

David B. Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Junior and Senior Journalism majors only. Evidence of service required. 3.0 GPA or higher.

Kevin O’Brien Memorial Scholarship ($1000)
Undergraduate Journalism majors.

The Matheny Family Endowment in Communication
(Varies) Eligibility: Juniors and seniors.  Recipient should have an interest in broadcast journalism with first preference for a student from a rural or small North Carolina town who has a focus on enhancing diversity in the broadcast profession.

To apply, submit the following:

• A completed application

• One relevant work sample limited to 12 pages total or 20 minutes total. Work samples include academic papers (note if paper has won an award or has been submitted for entry in contests), published or broadcast news work (print/video/audio/web/multi-platform), and press kit materials, as well as other samples demonstrating quality work in the communication field. Work that has been published or otherwise created professionally, such as for an internship or freelance job, is preferable to work generated for a course.

Part-time and full-time communication majors are eligible to apply.

Scholarship selection occurs at the beginning of the spring semester. For more information, contact Brittany Thompson at


Applications open November 1

Deadline: January 15