The following is a summary of available donor funded scholarship awards for currently enrolled undergraduate SOC students. All scholarships require a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher unless otherwise noted. Additional criteria are listed for each award. Applicants who do not meet all criteria will be disqualified.
The awards listed below have different methods by which students should apply. Two of the awards are included in an application process by which students should complete the application below. The application deadline for these scholarships will be in April 2016. Information will be emailed to students in March 2016. These two scholarships include:
William Kermit Barclift Scholarship
Miriam Ottenberg Memorial Scholarship
Application information for the other scholarships is listed in the description of each award.
Applicants may contact AU Central directly for questions regarding their financial aid package and to learn more about how these scholarships may affect their financial aid package.
The application deadline for the Barclift and Ottenberg Scholarships for 2016-2017 was April 4, 2016 at 8:00am.
2016-2017 SOC Undergraduate Scholarships
WILLIAM KERMIT BARCLIFT SCHOLARSHIP
The William Kermit Barclift Scholarship was established by Helen and Kermit T. Barclift, in memory of their son William Kermit Barclift ’68, MA ’69. The scholarship is awarded to a current freshman enrolled full time in the School of Communication, based on academic merit and financial need, and is not renewable from year to year.
Number of Available Awards: 1
JOHN R. BOWDEN JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP *The Bowden Memorial Scholarship recipient is selected in conjunction with the Visions Awards. This award is not included in the application process explained above. Contact Professor Leena Jayaswal with questions.
The John R. Bowden Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of John Bowden Jr. ’68 by his parents, John and Mary Ann Bowden, and brother, David Bowden. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Communication and studying photography. Recipient(s) are selected by photography faculty in conjunction with the Visions Awards in the spring semester. The award is given to the student producing the most outstanding work in photography. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this award.
Number of Available Awards: 1
MICHAEL FORMAN AND BONNIE BRAE FORMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP *The Michael Forman and Bonnie Brae Forman Endowed Scholarship recipients are selectioned in conjuction with the Visions Awards. This award is not included in the application process explained above. Contact Professor John Douglass with questions.
The Michael Forman and Bonnie Brae Forman Endowed Scholarship was established by trustee emeritus, Michael R. Forman. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in film and media arts and who has excelled in the field. Recipients are selected by faculty based on work submitted to the Visions Awards in the spring semester. This scholarship is renewable from year to year.
Number of Available Awards: 3
JACK JUREY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP *The Jurey Memorial Scholarship is not included in this application process. Please contact Professor Jill Olmsted with questions.
The Jurey Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of broadcaster Jack Jurey by his wife, Philomena Jurey. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing a career in broadcast journalism are eligible to apply. Additionally, only those undergraduate students who have completed COMM-385, Digital Audio Production, are eligible. The application process for this award is communicated each spring semester.
Number of Available Awards: TBD
MIRIAM OTTENBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Miriam Ottenberg Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Miriam Ottenberg, a former reporter for the Washington Star, by friends and family. The scholarship is awarded to a full time, rising junior or senior student majoring in print journalism who is in good standing and has financial need. Secondary consideration will be given to students in other majors in the School of Communication. This scholarship is renewable from year to year.
Number of Available Awards: 2
NICK CHARLES SCHOLARSHIP
The Nick Charles Scholarship will be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing a Journalism degree in the University's School of Communication. Preference will be given to students of color who demonstrate a dedication to expanding diversity within the field of broadcast journalism and are committed to pursuing a career in journalism upon graduation. Both Broadcast and Print Journalism students may apply. The scholarship is renewable from year to year.