Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

A number of scholarships and tuition waivers are available through the Department of Communication. It's a good idea to always keep your scholarship information updated online. Scholarships are awarded in April.

Activity Waivers

The Signpost, KWCR, Weber State News and the forensics program offer activity waivers to students on staff who are actively participating. See advisers of those organizations for more information.

KSL Broadcast Group Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be enrolled full-time, be pursuing a degree in the Department of Communication with an emphasis in journalism or electronic media, have at least one semester remaining in their program, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and provide evidence of quality reporting or producing that demonstrates professionalism and ethical standards.

Communication Studies Merit Scholarship

Student must have a Communication major with an emphasis in Civic Advocacy, Interpersonal & Family or Organizational Communication. Juniors and seniors may apply. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, and financial need must be demonstrated. Applicants are required to submit a short essay.

Deseret News Scholarship

Recipient must be an outstanding print/Web journalism student with at least one more year of school. Criteria will be mutually agreed upon by the university and the Deseret News. Scholarships from this endowment will be awarded through screening and application.

Jack and Betty Lampros Communication and Journalism Scholarship

Recipients must have a Multimedia Journalism emphasis.

The Salt Lake Tribune Scholarship

Student must be majoring in communication with an emphasis in Multimedia Journalism and have at least one full year of college remaining at the time of award.

Editorial Scholarship

Recipient must have 3.0 cumulative GPA and demonstrate skill in editorial writing, as determined by written submissions.

Multimedia Journalism/Digital Media Scholarship

Recipients must be creators of digital content who are studying Multimedia Journalism or Digital Media.

Louis W. Babcock Debate Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be on the WSU debate team, be a full-time student, have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, be willing to do research assignments and participate at the national debate championships and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students with a high school or junior college debate background.

Leland H. Monson Debate Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be on the WSU debate team, be a full-time student, have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, be willing to do research assignments and participate at the national debate championships and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students with a high school or junior college debate background.

Louis W. Babcock Debate Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be on the WSU debate team, be a full-time student, have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, be willing to do research assignments and participate at the national debate championships and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students with a high school or junior college debate background.

Helen Cortez Stafford Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism and Writing and have financial need.