Scholarships and Tuition Waivers
The Communication Department can help students pay for their schooling through one of the many scholarships it offers. Many, but not all, are for communication majors, and most, but not all, are awarded for involvement in one of the department’s five co-curricular activities. Students applying for any scholarship must apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA. To apply: go to Financial Aid & Scholarships and follow the steps listed. Continuing WSU students must complete the online scholarship application each year. For college and department-specific scholarships, please complete the Specialized Scholarship Application form.
Other scholarships have separate requirements. Below is a brief explanation of how the process works for each along with timeframes or deadlines to remember.
Weber State Debate
Weber State Debate has several sources of scholarship support, among them the Louis W. Babcock Debate Scholarship and the Leland H. Monson Debate Scholarship, as well as tuition waivers. Debate students receiving scholarships are expected to be full-time students and maintain a GPA of 2.5 while participating in Weber State Debate. The Scholarship Committee awards these scholarships based on nominations from the debate director. For more information about funding opportunities, see http://www.weberdebate.com/
The student news organization at Weber State offers tuition waivers and scholarships that can pair well with waivers from other departments. In addition, several named scholarships are awarded annually to Signpost staffers who are journalism majors, including the the Jack and Betty Lampros Scholarship, Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune, Helen Cortez Stafford, Allison Barlow Hess, and Society of Professional Journalists. The Scholarship Committee awards these scholarships in spring based on nominations from The Signpost adviser. For more information, email adviser Dr. Jean Norman,firstname.lastname@example.org.
The campus live-streaming radio station offers tuition waivers to students of all majors who are selected to be on staff leadership positions for the fiscal school year. The station is home to the Len Allen Memorial Scholarship, awarded to an outstanding established member of the radio station. The Scholarship Committee awards this scholarship in spring based on nominations from the KWCR adviser. For more information, email adviser Robin Haislett, email@example.com.
The student-run production studio offers activity waivers for staff positions that range from Team Leaders to Program Directors to Content Producers. In addition to these waivers we often have other donated scholarships that we help decide on like the Shane Farver scholarship and the KSL scholarship. The Scholarship Committee awards these scholarships in spring based on nominations from the Studio 76 advisor. For more information, email Master Tyler. Drew Tyler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ogden Peak Communications
Weber State’s student-run public relations firm offers activity-based tuition waivers to students who participate in the leadership of the organization. Currently, waivers are assigned to several positions including firm director, account executive and creative team lead. Interested students should apply for the positions to take advantage of the waivers. For more information about the positions and application details, email adviser Dr. Nicola Corbin at email@example.com.
Communication Studies Merit Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Communication major with one of the following declared emphasis: Civic Advocacy, Interpersonal and Family or Organizational. Minimum 3.0 GPA, Senior/Junior students required, demonstrated financial need preferred. Students need to complete the FAFSA and write a 2 page essay. For more information, contact Sonja Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This scholarship is for a Communication major with one of the following declared emphasis: Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, or Civic Advocacy. Preference is given to students in Multimedia Journalism. It required a minimum 2.5 GPA, and financial need is preferred but does not have to be demonstrated through FAFSA. Students will be nominated by faculty who advise Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, and Civic Advocacy, and the selection will be made by the Scholarship Committee. Apply here by 5:00 p.m. on March 20th. Contact Jean Norman at email@example.com for more information.