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External Scholarships and Awards

Faculty and staff in the School of Communication often receive word of external scholarships and other funding opportunities offered by various organizations. The following is a list of funding opportunities that have come across the desks of SOC faculty and staff. This list is updated as new information is gathered, and should never be considered complete.

Please note, the SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs has provided these links to websites that are maintained by third parties, over which the SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs has no control. The SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs provides no guarantees regarding the opportunities on this website. It is the responsibility of the student to investigate each individual opportunity for its validity, and to take necessary precautions when sharing information.

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Scholarship and Award Opportunities

Name: NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
Application Link:
Application Deadline: April 10, 2017
Date posted to this site: April 13, 2015
Description: The American Association of People with Disabilities is please to announced that we are accepting applications for the 2015 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship. We are offering four scholarships, which can be used for the spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2015, to 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing communication or media-related degrees. Each recipient will receive $5,625 for the tuition and fees at their college or university.

Name: The LAGRANT Foundation - Scholarship
Application Link:
Application Deadline:
February 28, 2017
Date posted: January 28, 2015
Description: Scholarship recipient will receive a trip to Chicago where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the criteria listed on the website and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Name: Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 2, 2016
Date posted to this site: February 24, 2015
Description: The Associated Press Broadcasters Association radio and television news award competition is open to all Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia broadcast members of The Associated Press.

Name: ANWC 2015-2016 Scholarship Application
Application Link:
Application Deadline:
March 23, 2015
Date posted to this site:
February 24, 2015
The American News Women's Club (ANWC), the oldest active national organization for women in the media, is pleased to invite college women preparing for careers in the communications professions to apply for ANWC scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. We are delighted to announce that this year ANWC will award three (3) $3,000 scholarships to undergraduate students at participating universities in the Washington, D.C., area.

Name: Map-Works Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 13, 2013
Date posted to this site: March 1, 2013
Description: The MAP-Works (Making Achievement Possible) Scholarship was created to give students the opportunity to share how MAP-Works impacted their college experience. The purpose of the scholarship essay is simple: to gain a better understanding of how students are using MAP-Works to learn about themselves, how they are applying feedback from their student reports to change their behaviors, and how interactions with Direct-Connect faculty/staff are improving their college experiences.

Additional Links to Explore

You may also want to check the following Web sites for scholarship information.

International students may also be interested in visiting these Web sites to locate additional sources of financial aid: