Scholarships, Grants & Awards

The Department of Communication Studies offers scholarships for our outstanding students!

The Department of Communication Studies is offering three scholarships for undergraduate students to be awarded for Fall 2023. The next deadline for applications is March 1, 2023.

  • Communication Studies (COMM) scholarship opportunities are available through the on-line scholarship application award system called Blackbaud Award Management (BAM), also known as Academic Works. Visit the site to see what scholarships align with your competencies and credentials. The site gives information about each scholarship and also details HOW to apply for each one. 
  • Use your TU NetID and password to access BAM, please visit:

Note: BAM will automatically match you to scholarships for which you qualify based upon your information within the Towson University Student Information System. Depending on the scholarship, you may be asked to supply additional application materials. 

The COMM Student Affairs Committee will review submitted COMM scholarship applications and make its award decisions. You may apply for additional scholarships in the system, though. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Professor Carol Norton (), Communication Studies Student Affairs Chair.

The Louis Adam Dollenger '74 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Lou Dollenger, a 1974 graduate and longtime advocate for Towson University. During his time at Towson, Lou was one of the founding fathers of a local fraternity, Alpha Omega Lambda, was instrumental in establishing the Joeseph Ferrante Memorial Scholarship, and served on the Towson University Board of Visitors, the Towson University Foundation Board, and on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. 

Eligible candidates are those with demonstrated financial need.

In order to apply, applicants should submit:

  • a cover letter and resume

The Jamie Parker Memorial Scholarship Awards

This scholarship was established by the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in memory of James “Jamie” Parker. A musician, performer, and student, he was much beloved by all who knew him. Jamie, who loved to entertain, shared the role of the Oriole Bird while attending Towson University as an undergraduate majoring in mass communication and communication studies. His life was cut tragically short by an automobile accident when returning from visiting, as the Oriole Bird, a hospitalized child.

Eligible candidates must possess a GPA of at least 2.25 and demonstrate involvement in community service activities. Preference is to be given to candidates whose community service activities benefit children. Preference will also be given to Maryland residents. The committee may consider financial need when selecting the successful recipient(s). The award is renewable for up to two years.

In order to apply, applicants must:

  • provide a cover letter and resume
  • submit a one-page essay describing the extent of their community service

Brian Billick Sports Communication Scholarship

This scholarship is funded from the Brian Billick Dinner and Lecture event held in 2008. Brian Billick was the head coach for the Baltimore Ravens for nine seasons. He also received his undergraduate degree in mass communication. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for students interested in sports communication. Awards are based on financial need, academic achievement, and/or exceptional talent within the discipline. 

To apply:

  • provide a cover letter and resume
  • submit a one-page essay describing your interest in sports communication

Additional scholarships beyond the department are available for Towson University students. For more information, visit the Admissions site that discusses Scholarships and Private Scholarships.