Our Department - [ Scholarships ]
Communication majors are eligible to apply for several departmental scholarship awards. These awards are offered to majors in all areas of the department: Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations and Theatre. Scholarships are open to incoming freshmen and rising sophomore, junior and senior communication majors, including transfer students. Most Department of Communication scholarships target students with a 3.0 or higher GPA, but some funding may be available for students with exceptional extracurricular activities but slightly lower GPAs.
Applications may be picked up in the department main office at the beginning of spring semester, and awards are granted in late spring. The amount of awards varies each year and final determination of each scholarship amount will be made during the selection process. The department offers the following scholarships:
- Blackfriars Drama Society Scholarship - given to majors and non-majors based on commitment to theatre at Mississippi State.
- Founders Scholarship - created to honor four people instrumental in the founding of the Department of Communication: Dr. Robert G. Anderson, Dr. Dominic J. Cunetto, Dr. E. Samuel Dudley and Mr. Henry W. Meyer; awarded based on academics, communication-related activities and promise in leadership.
- Earl Love Guyton Scholarship - provided by the family of the late Mr. Earl Love Guyton; awarded based on academic record, leadership and promise in the field.
- Hank Flick Outstanding Service Scholarship - created to honor a faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to service; awarded based on a demonstrated record of service and leadership activities.
- Helen and Joe Phillips Scholarship - established in honor of Helen and Joe Phillips, pioneers in broadcasting in Mississippi; based on need, academics, and leadership ability.
- Marian Huttenstine Freshman Scholarship - created to honor former department head Dr. Marian Huttenstine; awarded based on academics and achievement in communication-related activities.
- Outstanding Transfer Student Scholarship - established by an MSU alumnus to support incoming transfer students who have at least a 3.25 grade point average. It is based on academic achievement and academic/professional promise.
- Turner Catledge Scholarship - given in honor of a former New York Times editor and MSU graduate; awarded based on need and promise as students and professionals.
- Weems Scholarship - established in honor of A.G. "Aggie" Weems, a leading Mississippi press figure; awarded to journalism students based on academic record.
For more information about scholarships, call Frances McDavid at (662) 325-8935 or e-mail email@example.com.