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Communication Scholarships

Fredonia’s Department of Communication is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. 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 20, 2024.
  5. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements. Be sure to read the requirements carefully. 
  6. With the exception of the Bernstein scholarship, the scholarships are for the 2024-2025 academic year; therefore, applicants must be returning to Fredonia in Fall 2024.

How to apply:

  1. Read through the list of scholarships and identify up to 5 scholarships for which you’d like to apply.
  2. Each scholarship has different requirements that must be addressed in a resume and an essay.
  3. You must submit an application by going to
  4. Online applications must be submitted by February 14, 2024, at 11:59 PM 

Scholarship recipients will be notified in early March and will be awarded the scholarship at the department’s honors celebration on April 20, 2024.

Click on the hyperlink to learn more about each of our department scholarships

Chilberg Applied Communication Award -  Community Service Experience

Arthur R. Maytum Scholarship - Communication Major

Richard & Pamela Ryan Scholarship - Sophomore or junior from New York State

Anthony J. Ellis Scholarship - Communication major

Louis C. and Dr. S. David Adler Scholarship - Sophomore majoring in journalism

Anne Bernstein Memorial Fund - Female majoring in journalism

Edward S. Edelman Scholarship - Junior or senior who worked at WCVF

Kathleen McDonough Communication Scholarship - Jr or senior video production major 

Dan Berggren Excellence in Audio/Radio Scholarship  - Taken at least 2 audio courses

The Ann Reynolds Carden Public Relations Star Award  - Junior majoring in PR

Arlie Muller Parks Scholarship - Freshmen female 

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Angela McGowan-Kirsch <

Visit the Fredonia Financial Aid site  site for additional scholarship opportunities.

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