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Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies


Fall 2015 scholarship winners were honored at the annual MCCS banquet on April 30, 2015.

The Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies is pleased to be offering two scholarships for spring 2016:

The Patrick John O’Connell scholarship for undergraduates will be awarded to one student.

The E. MacGruder and Helen M. Passano Scholarship will be awarded to two graduate students.

The deadline for applying for both scholarships is October 1 at 4 p.m. In order to apply, please follow the directions below.

Applying for a Scholarship

To apply for a scholarship, follow these directions:

  • Log on to Blackboard
  • Click on the Community tab
  • Search for Mass Communication
  • When the search result for MCCS Scholarship Committee appears, look directly to the left. You will see a pull down menu with a double arrow.
  • Pull down, and you'll see the option to enroll.
  • Enroll in the community and you will be able to access scholarship information and applications.
  • Contact Professor Jenny Atwater at with questions or problems.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jenny Atwater
Phone: 410-704-2004

Department awards over $22,000 in scholarships

The MCCS department has awarded more than $30,000 in scholarship money to 18 MCCS students to help pay for their fall 2015 semesters.

This spring the department offered 12 scholarships to majors. The winners were chosen out of a pool of more than 100 applications and will receive awards ranging from $410 to $7,000.00. The MCCS scholarship committee consists of co-chairs Dr. Cynthia Cooper and Professor. Jenny Atwater and members Dr. Sandy Nichols, Dr. John Kirch, Professor Darcey Morris and Professor Marcy Lightfoot.

The majority of MCCS scholarships are awarded during the spring semester.

Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Media Center, Room 114 (map)
Mailing address: 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252
Phone: 410-704-3431
Fax: 410-704-3656

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