Scholarships, Grants & Awards

The Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies offers an impressive number of scholarships to qualified students. Some are general and recognize promising students, while others are more specific and recognize students who show an interest in a particular area of study. The bulk of the scholarships are awarded during spring semester. Check here for specifics on what scholarships are available the beginning of each semester.

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Fall 2017

The MCCS department is offering 10 scholarships for undergraduate students and one for graduate students to be awarded for Fall 2018. Each year the department awards more than $30,000 in scholarship money.

The scholarship committee consists of chair Professor Jenny Atwater and members Dr. Sandy Nichols, Dr. Michaela Frischherz and Professor Sarah Parker Hughes.

Applying for a Scholarship

To apply for a scholarship please 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.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jenny Atwater
Phone: 410-704-2004
E-mail: