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scholarship opportunities a higher level of learning and experience

Completing a college education is no small task, but to help you along the way the University of Toledo and the Department of Communication offer you scholarships, internships, financial aid, and work-study programs. Last year the department awarded almost $50,000 in scholarships. If you're eligible, make sure you take the time to apply.

Applying for UT Department of Communication Scholarships
No awards or scholarships continue automatically.  You must apply every year.  Complete the following six items of information and discover if your accomplishments have earned you one of the awards or scholarships granted by the Department of Communication each year from University of Toledo funds or from private donors who support students within the department.  You must be at least a sophomore for some and a junior for other scholarships.  Read the descriptions carefully. To qualify for scholarships/awards, you must be a communication major.  No exceptions will be made. Do not send or attach any letters of recommendation.

UT Department of Communication Awards/Scholarships

Application Information

Please email your scholarship letter to Michelle Horn, the Department Secretary, at Michelle.Horn@utoledo.edu, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st. The letter must be a professional formal letter saved as a Word document and attached to the email you send to the department secretary. A separate letter is required for each award/scholarship you are submitting so attach several formal letters to one email. Please provide the following six items of information:

    1. In the first paragraph, indicate your status (sophomore, senior, etc.), concentration, overall GPA, expected graduation date, and the name of the award/scholarship for which you are applying. You must have a GPA of 3.0 and above except for the Bill Day, Cable System, Toledo Press Club and John A. Bergener and Brandt A. England Scholarships. Only the Departmental Awards Committee will confirm and have access to your GPA.
    2. List the reasons you believe you meet the qualifications for the award or scholarship.
    3. List your extracurricular activities. Involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service enhance candidates’ applications.
    4. List your employment experiences.
    5. Explain why the scholarship would help your education.
    6. Include your Rocket ID number and email address.

U.T. Scholarships

Earning a college degree from The University of Toledo is one of the best and most important investments you can make. The University of Toledo is dedicated to helping every student who wants a UT education to be able to afford one.

Case in point: 4,331* students in UT’s 2004 fall freshman class are the recipients of a financial scholarships or award in some capacity.
  
If you are a current UT student (not including post-secondary students), check out the scholarship offerings for current students in our Scholarships and Awards Guide.

Considering UT for the future?

You may be eligible for one or more of our Triple Pledge Admissions Scholarships and Awards
  
For more information on all of UT scholarship and award offerings, please contact:

UT Office of Financial Aid  
1200 Rocket Hall 
419.530.8700  
utfinaid@utnet.utoledo.edu

The Minnie and Shakee Lacey Memorial Fund Award

The Department of Communication faculty award one or more stipends of varying amounts each year. The award is open to journalism students including news editorial, broadcasting, public relations and photojournalism sequences. The awards are made on the basis of "need and worth." This award is limited to returning students. Involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service enhance candidates' applications.

The Christopher States Scholarship

The Department of Communication faculty awards one or more stipends of varying amounts generated by an endowment fund. The scholarship is open to full-time students who are broadcasting or radio/television production majors. Students must be in good academic standing, junior status or beyond, and demonstrate a clear interest or proficiency in the study of the history of broadcasting, or in the field of radio/television broadcasting.  Involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service enhance candidates' applications.

The Patterson Department of Communication Award

The Department of Communication faculty award one or more stipends of varying amounts. The award is open to all Communication majors who demonstrate "pre-professional excellence and performance." Involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service enhance candidates' applications. This award is only open to seniors graduating in December or May of the current academic calendar year.

The Bill Day Scholarship

The Department of Communication faculty awards a stipend of varying amounts. Recipients of the award must have junior class rank, be a full-time member of the Independent Collegian staff and have a GPA of 2.8 or better. Involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service enhance candidates' applications.

The Doug Sinn Award

The Department of Communication faculty awards a stipend of varying amounts. This award provides scholarships to students majoring in the broadcast area. Eligibility based on academic merit. Involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service enhance candidates' applications.

The Patterson Award

The Department of Communication faculty awards a stipend of varying amounts to one or more students. Eligibility includes national merit scholars who are planning careers in journalism and if funding allows, other communication students. The award is based upon GPA and junior standing.

The CableSystem Scholarship Fund

Eligibility for this scholarship is junior or senior status, returning as full time status next year. The student must be in the franchise area of the CableSystem and must be a major in the Department of Communication with a concentration in broadcasting. Must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher and be active in campus or community broadcasting activities. This award is nonrenewable.

The Terry Marti Scholarship

Junior or senior status is necessary for this scholarship, returning as full-time student status next year. This award provides scholarships to students majoring in the General Communication concentration. The award is based upon a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above. Involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service enhance candidates' applications. This award is non-renewable.

The Ethel Wilcox Scholarship

Eligibility for this scholarship is junior status returning as full-time student status next year. The student must be a major in the Department of Communication. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be active in campus or community activities. This award is non-renewable.

The Richard Cadwell Pheatt Scholarship

The recipients must major in communication, with a focus in the area of media/journalism, be US citizens and have at least a 3.0. While the scholarship is not based on need it is considered (i.e. the student must have filed a FAFSA). It is a renewable scholarship.

John A. Bergener and Brandt A. England Scholarship

This award is for students holding at least a sophomore status and must be majoring in Communication or Marketing. Students must not live with a parent or guardian, must have filed a FAFSA, have a 2.5 GPA and have a financial need.

The Press Club of Toledo Scholarship

The Press Club of Toledo awards this scholarship to Communication majors with an emphasis in print media or broadcast media.  Applicants must be a junior or senior with a GPA of 2.7 or higher and must be a graduate of an accredited high school in one of the following counties:  Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Erie, Fulton, Williams, Defiance, Paulding, Putnam, Henry, Hancock, Seneca, and Sandusky in Ohio; and Monroe, Lenawee, and Hillsdale in Michigan.

 
Last Updated: 6/26/15