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Scholarships

Fredonia’s Department of Communication is now accepting scholarship applications for the following scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Scholarship amounts in the form of tuition remission range from $250-$1,800.

 

 

General Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be a communication major.
  2. Although a student can apply for more than one scholarship, the student will only be awarded one scholarship per academic year.
  3. A student cannot earn the same scholarship twice. You can only apply for scholarships that you haven’t already received.
  4. Applicants must plan to attend the department’s honors celebration that will be held on April 4, 2020 in the Horizon Room if they are awarded a scholarship.
  5. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements Be sure to read the requirements carefully.

 

How to apply:

  1. Read through the list of scholarship and identify the scholarship(s) you’d like to apply for.
  2. Each scholarship has different requirements that must be discussed in a cover letter and resume.
  3. You must submit an application by going to https://forms.gle/P6Nv9WXp4WX9vv7LA
  4. Online applications (https://forms.gle/P6Nv9WXp4WX9vv7LA) should be submitted via the Google Form by Monday, February 3 at 11:59 p.m.

 

Scholarship topics

Community Service

Communication Major

Journalism/Broadcast

Video Production

Audio/Radio

Public Relations

 

Questions?

Contact Dr. Angela McGowan-Kirsch <mcgowan@fredonia.edu> or Dr. Amanda Lohiser <lohiser@fredonia.edu>.

 

Scholarship recipients will be notified in early March and will be awarded the scholarship at the department’s honors celebration on April 4, 2020.


Chilberg Applied Communication Award
$500.00 in the form of tuition remission.

Named for professor emeritus Dr. Joseph Chilberg, this scholarship is awarded to a communication
major that has shown an exemplary commitment to communication service. The recipient’s service
should lead to the betterment of the campus and community by providing information/knowledge that
leads to said betterment. The recipient must be in good academic standing (have a 3.0 or higher) and be
returning to SUNY Fredonia for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes how you have shown an exemplary commitment
to community service during your time at Fredonia. The essay should specify how the
applicant’s service has lead to the betterment of the Fredonia campus and community.
2. Submit a resume that accounts for all volunteer work that has lead to be the betterment of the
Fredonia campus and community.

Arthur R. Maytum Scholarship
$1250.00 in the form of remission.

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding communication students who are returning to SUNY
Fredonia for the 2020-2021 academic year. The recipients of this scholarship must have a solid track
record of academic excellence and also have financial need. Preference is given to students from
Northern Chautauqua County.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes how your time as a student, intern, volunteer,
researcher, etc. demonstrates academic excellence. Your essay should also mention if you’re
from Northern Chautauqua County.
2. Applicants should submit a resume that accounts for all experiences that have contributed to
achieving “academic excellence.”

Richard & Pamela Ryan Scholarship
$500.00 in the form of tuition remission.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support students majoring in Communication. The recipient of this
scholarship should be a fulltime student enrolled as either a sophomore or junior with financial need.
The student must be in good academic standing, ambitious, and show promise. Preference is given to
students who are from New York State.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes how your experiences as a student demonstrate a
commitment to academic excellence. In your essay, state your short term and long term academic
and career goals. Please indicate in your essay if you are from New York State.
2. Applicants should submit a resume that accounts for all experiences that have contributed to
achieving “academic excellence” and demonstrate your ambition and promise in the field.


Anthony J. Ellis Scholarship
$1,800.00 in the form of tuition remission.

This scholarship is intended for a full-time student(s) majoring in Communication.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes your experience and commitment to excellence in
the field of communication. This essay should also serve as a demonstration of your high quality
writing skills.
2. Applicants should submit a resume that accounts for all professional and academic experience as
well as campus and community involvement. This resume should also reflect superior writing
skills.

Louis C. and Dr. S. David Adler Scholarship
$900.00 in the form of remission.

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding broadcast journalist student who is a sophomore. The
recipient of this scholarship must have a solid track record of academic excellence in writing and
broadcast skills. Financial need is also considered.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes your broadcast skills and how your time as a
broadcast journalism student has demonstrated academic excellence. Your essay should also
exhibit your superior writing skills.
2. Applicants should submit a resume that accounts for all experiences that have contributed to
achieving academic excellence and developing your broadcast skills. The resume should
demonstrate excellent writing skills.


Anne Bernstein Memorial Fund
$300.00 in the form of direct pay.

The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduating female majoring in broadcast journalism.
Criteria for consideration include grades, participation in college activities, and commitment to women's
issues.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes your commitment to excellence in broadcast
journalism as well as your involvement in campus activities and commitment to women's issues.
Your essay should also demonstrate top-quality writing skills.
2. Applicants should submit a resume that accounts for all experiences that have contributed to
achieving “academic excellence” in broadcast journalism and women’s issues along with
demonstrating superior writing skills.

Edward S. Edelman Scholarship
$250.00 in the form of remission.

This scholarship is awarded to a returning junior or senior. Preference is given to a student who has
worked at WCVF for at least one year. Talent and financial need are weighed more heavily than
academics.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes what you have accomplished during your time at
WCVF along with how your talents have helped WCVF achieve its goals.
2. Applicants should submit a resume that accounts for all experiences related to WCVF along with
aptitude and skills associated with the production industry.

Kathleen McDonough Communication Scholarship
$500.00 in the form of tuition remission.

Recipient must be an enrolled full time as a junior or senior. Student must be a video production major
and in good standing (3.0 GPA or higher). Since Kathleen’s passion was documentary film, preference
will be given to students showing interest in documentary work.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes how you have demonstrated a commitment to
academic excellence and your interests in documentary film projects. Your essay should also
describe your commitment to experiential learning in the area of video production.
2. Applicants should submit a resume that accounts for all experiences that have contributed to
achieving “academic excellence” and video production skills, with specific emphasis on
documentary filmmaking skills.

Dan Berggren Excellence in Audio/Radio Scholarship
$1,300.00 in the form of tuition remission

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who has exhibited commitment, promise, and
excellent academic performance in audio/radio courses. To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant
must have taken a minimum of 2-3 audio courses and received outstanding grades in those courses.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes your experience and commitment to excellence in
the field of audio/radio. You should also identify the different audio/radio courses you have
taken and the grades earned in those courses.
2. Applicants should submit a resume that accounts for all experiences that have contributed to
achieving excellent academic performance, particularly with respect to audio/radio.

The Ann Reynolds Carden Public Relations Star Award
$800 in the form of tuition remission.

This scholarship serves to recognize excellent students in Public Relations. The scholarship recipient is
considered one of the “superstars” of the program due to their commitment to effective writing,
communication service, experiential learning, and classroom leadership. The student must be a Public
Relations major in their junior year and must have participated in a public relations internship. The
recipient must also be in good academic standing maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA or better.
Specific application requirements:
1. Submit a 200-250 word essay that summarizes why you consider yourself one of the “superstars”
of the PR program. Your essay should discuss your commitment to academic excellence,
internship experience, communication service, and classroom leadership experiences. Your essay
should also describe your commitment to experiential learning.
2. Applicants should submit a resume that accounts for the following: academic excellence,
internship experience, communication service, classroom leadership, and experiential learning.

Arlie Muller Parks Scholarship
$100 in the form of tuition remission.(awarded in the fall)

Award given in the fall to a freshman female communication major based on high school grades and activities.

 

Visit the Fredonia Financial Aid site for additional scholarship opportunities.

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