Scholarships, Grants & Awards

The Department of Mass Communication awards more than $30,000 in scholarships each year. 

Departmental Scholarships

The Department of Mass Communication 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. 

All departmental scholarships are awarded during the spring semester. 

Scholarships Offered

  • The Elizabeth Wainio Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Patrick John O'Connell Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The George F. Rogers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Karen Dudek Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • The Keith L. Ewancio Mass Communication Endowed Scholarship
  • The Bolan Public Relations Scholarship
  • The Elaine Gilmartin Transfer Student Scholarship
  • The Sam Lacy Sports Communication Scholarship
  • The Eddie Ballard Award For Journalism
  • The Steven and Laura Murfin Mass Communication Studies Scholarship
  • The Crystal Marie Clifford Memorial Scholarship Endowment

For more details on each scholarship, please view this fact sheet:

scholarship applications

The next deadline for applications will be during spring semester, 2024.

All Mass Communication scholarship opportunities are available through an on-line scholarship application award system called Blackbaud Award Management (BAM), also known as Academic Works. Mass Communication students should visit that site and see what scholarships match their credentials.  The site gives information about each scholarship and also details HOW to apply for each one. 

To access BAM, please visit: 

and login with your TU NetID and password.

First, BAM will automatically match you to scholarships for which you qualify based upon your information within the Towson University Student Information System. Next, you may be asked to supply a short application, a reference or essay to complete some applications.

The MCOM Scholarship Committee will then review all submitted applications and make its award decisions. 

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact:
Professor Jenny Atwater-Chair of the Mass Communication Scholarship Committee
Phone: 410-704-2004