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Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarships offered through the Department of Communication Arts. The deadline to apply for the following year is March 1, unless otherwise noted. Links to the application forms are available below.

Important information:

  • For all scholarships, except the Winburn Scholarship, you must apply through myscholarships available on your MyGeorgiaSouthern page.
  • To receive a scholarship you must be enrolled full time for the full year of the award year, if you are graduating in December you are not eligible. Some exceptions are made for internships.
  • To apply on line:
    • Step 1 | Log into your MyGeorgiaSouthern page and click on the “MyScholarships” selection on your page.Step 2 | Complete the “General Application”.  The “General Application” is used for all students: incoming and current undergraduate, and graduate. Once the questions are answered, click “Finish and Submit” and you will be directed to “Conditional Application” based on your student data.  There are currently four different “Conditional Applications”, one for Admissions, one for Current Students, one for Current Students in the College of Engineering and Technology and one for Current Students in the School of Nursing. You must complete both the General Application and a Conditional Application in order to be considered for any scholarships.

      Step 3 | Once the “Conditional Application” is completed, click “Finish and Submit” at the bottom right-hand corner of the page. You will automatically be put into any scholarship(s) that you qualify for.

      Step 4 | All Department of Communication Arts Scholarships are “apply to” scholarships and have specific requirements. You will need to complete the specific requirements to be considered for the scholarships.

      General and Conditional applications must be submitted prior to midnight February 15, 2018, to be considered for a scholarship.  Applications for the department must be completed by March 1, 2018. If you are awarded a scholarship, an email notification will be sent to you prior to May 15, 2018.

      Step 5 | Once the application for the specific recommended scholarship opportunities are complete, click “Finish and Submit” at the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

  • Be sure to use the appropriate major terminology “Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism, Multimedia Film Production, Public Relations, and Theatre”

 

Scholarship Name

Description

Clarence W. McCord Scholarship All Communication Arts majors are encouraged to apply for the Clarence W. McCord Scholarship. Dr. McCord, a former chair of the Department, envisioned the modern communication degree as critical to emerging fields of study, which led to the establishment of the broadcasting and public relations degrees at Georgia Southern University. The recipient of this scholarship is recognized among his or her peers for being a leader, as well as for high moral character. The amount of this endowed scholarship is determined by the Georgia Southern Foundation at the time it is awarded. Scholarship recipient(s) are recognized as part of the Communication Arts Awards Ceremony.To qualify for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be a full-time rising sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing a communication arts degree
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (overall, adjusted)
  • Be of high moral character
  • Be recognized as a leader among his/her peers

Deadline March 1, 2018

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Susan Bacon MacLachlan
Memorial Scholarship
All interested female Communication Arts majors are encouraged to apply for the Susan Bacon MacLachlan Scholarship. The late Ms. MacLachlan was an alumna of the department. The amount of this endowed scholarship is determined by the Georgia Southern Foundation at the time it is awarded. Scholarship recipient(s) are recognized as part of the Communication Arts Awards Ceremony.To qualify for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be a full-time rising junior or senior
  • Have at least a 2.8 GPA (overall, adjusted)
  • Be of high moral character
  • Have demonstrated leadership

Under the conditions of the scholarship, if no female majors qualify for the award, then the scholarship may be offered to male students who satisfy the criteria.

Deadline March 1, 2018

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Jenny Lynn Anderson Scholarship All Communication Arts majors are encouraged to apply for the Jenny Lynn Anderson Scholarship. Jenny Lynn Anderson is an alumna of the Department, who is recognized as a leader and for her high moral character. Therefore, the recipient of this award goes to someone who exemplifies these same qualities while also maintaining a high GPA. The amount of this endowed scholarship is determined by the Georgia Southern Foundation at the time it is awarded. This scholarship recipient is recognized as part of the Communication Arts Award Ceremony.To qualify for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Be of high moral character
  • Be a leader among his/her peers

Deadline March 1, 2018

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Laura Dyar Journalism Scholarship The Laura Dyer Journalism Scholarship recognizes student work in journalism based on experience and academic standing. To qualify for the scholarship a student must:

  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Be a journalism major (Multimedia Journalism)

Deadline March 1, 2018

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Dorothy Few Lee Theatre Scholarship The Dorothy Few Lee Theatre Scholarship is named after the founder of the Theatre & Performance Program at Georgia Southern University. After her retirement, Lee’s colleagues set up the Theatre Scholarship in her honor. For 30 years after her retirement, Lee continued to support the Theatre Program with her presence at its productions. The scholarship is awarded to students who are theatre majors or minors who have  made a significant contribution to the Theatre and Performance program. To qualify for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be active in service to the theatre program
  • Have a high GPA
  • Display financial need
  • Display strong personal character

Deadline March 1, 2018

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The Stephanie Routman Memorial Scholarship Because the late Stephanie Routman felt that her work in the theatre was greatly influenced by the work she did in London, The Stephanie Routman Memorial Scholarship is intended to support theatre students who are engaged in a study abroad program in theatre or in a summer theatre program in the states. Theatre majors and minors who are planning on participating in a study abroad program or summer theatre program may apply for the scholarship. To qualify for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be a Theatre major or minor
  • Display proof from the International Studies office of an impending study abroad experience or proof of acceptance to a summer theatre program (examples Stella Adler Summer Intensive, Dell Arte Summer program, SITI movement program).

Deadline March 1, 2018

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Winburn Scholarship Have you made a difference by using your professional skills?  Communication Studies, Multimedia Film Production, Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations and Theatre majors are encouraged to apply for the Winburn Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore, junior or senior who has made a difference in the department, University and/or community by using his or her professional skills. He or she is considered a role model for other students as evidenced by contributions of talent and time, individually or through student groups, to make a difference. The scholarship recipient is recognized as part of the Communication Arts Awards Ceremony.To qualify for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be a full-time rising sophomore, junior or senior
  • Be a role model for other students as evidenced by professional service to the Department, University, and/or community. Professional service can be defined as contributing talent and time individually or through student groups.
  • Submit an application of professional talent in paid experiences (e.g. SOAR, videography for sports events, student media work, etc.)
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA in major

Please submit completed applications to the Communication Arts Department (Main Office- Sanford Hall – Room 3014)
You cannot apply to this scholarship online

 

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Last updated: 8/5/2017

Communication Arts Department • PO Box 8091; Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5138 • commarts@georgiasouthern.edu