Mass Communication Scholarships 

Scholarship Applications for 2014-2015 are Now Closed 

The College of Liberal Arts wants to thank all of our students for applying for the 2014-2015 scholarships and awards. Applications are now being reviewed by committees and all students who applied will be notified via email no later than April 1st.

Scholarship and award recipients are asked to attend the College of Liberal Arts Donor/Student Luncheon from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11th. The student awards will be handed out later that day from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. More information will be provided when students are notified by email.

Feel free to contact Lauren Belflower at lbelflower1@uco.edu or 974-5567 with any questions.


Stanley W. Case Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Mass Communication   

Scholarship Mission:  This scholarship is designed to honor veteran news anchor, broadcast journalist and UCO Distinguished Alumni Stan Case.  It is awarded to a Mass Communication Professional Media major. 

Value and Duration:  The value of the scholarship will be $2500 for Fall semester.

Criteria:
* Must complete application and attach resume
* Must be a Professional Media major
* Junior or senior status with at least one more semester remaining before graduation
* Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall
* Successfully completed 4 of the required courses in the Professional Media degree program.
* Must express a desire to begin a career in broadcasting after graduation.

Requirements:  The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Stanley Case family. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript

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Jack Deskin Professional Media Scholarship

Scholarship Mission:  This scholarship awards a junior or senior studying Professional Media who displays excellence in the study of broadcasting.

Value and Duration:  The value of this scholarship is determined by the funds available and will be disbursed in the Fall semester.

Criteria: 
* Must be a junior or senior in Mass Comm
* Must be a Professional Media major 
* Must be a Junior or Senior in the Fall that it is awarded
* Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
* Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours.
* Must be active in Mass Comm activities

Requirements:  The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Dr. Jack Deskin. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript

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Dr. Woody Gaddis Photography Scholarship

Scholarship Mission:  To provide a scholarship to a photography major.

Value and Duration:  The value of the scholarship is $250 and will be disbursed in the Fall.

Criteria: 
* Must be a declared Photography major
* Must have junior or senior standing in the Fall
* Must have a 3.0 GPA
* Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours
* Must be active in Mass Comm activities

Requirements:  The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Gaddis family. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript

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The Joe Hight Award

Scholarship Mission:  To recognize the best paper written by a Junior or Senior for the course MCOM 4423 Media Ethics or MCOM 4433 Victims and the Media.

Value and Duration:  The value of the scholarship will be determined by the funds available and is typically disbursed in the Fall or is disbursed based on individual graduation status.

Criteria: 
* Must be a junior or senior
* Must be a Mass Comm major
* Must provide paper prepared for Fall MCOM 4423 Media Ethics or MCOM 4433 Victims and the Media

Requirements:  The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Mr. Bruce Shapiro and Dr. Frank Ockberg. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript
  • Paper prepared for MCOMM 4433/4423

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Dr. Stan Hoig Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Mass Communication

Scholarship Mission:  To provide a scholarship for a Mass Communication major who submits a media sample suitable for publication or broadcast; preference will be given to student who provide a sample that features the American West.

Value and Duration:  The value of the scholarship will be determined by the funds available and will be disbursed in the Fall semester.

Criteria:
* Must be a Mass Communication major
* Must provide UCO transcript
* Must provide a media sample suitable for publication or broadcast; preference will be given to the student who submits a sample featuring the American West, including Oklahoma, American Indians or any other aspect of the region.
* Must be currently enrolled at UCO and be a returning student
* Must be a junior or senior in the Fall semester
* Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Requirements:  The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the scholarship donor, Mrs. Patricia Hoig.  This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript
  • Media sample featuring the American West

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Barbara Norman Scholarship

Scholarship Mission:  To provide scholarship dollars to a graduating senior who is a Mass Comm major in order to purchase clothing for interviews.

Value and Duration:  The value of this scholarship is determined by the funds available and is available for the Spring semester.

Criteria: 
* Must be a graduating senior in the Spring that the award is given

Requirements:  The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Dr. Barbara Norman. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript

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Wendell and Pauline Simmons Scholarship

Scholarship Mission:  This scholarship recognizes a Mass Comm student who shows passion and commitment to their chosen major as evidenced by strong academic performance.

Value and Duration:  The value of this scholarship will be determined by the funds available and will be disbursed in the Fall semester.

Criteria:
* Must be a Mass Comm major
* Must be a junior or senior in the Fall
* Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
* Must be enrolled in at least 12 hours.
* Must be active in Mass Comm activities

Requirements:   The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Mr. John Simmons and Ms. Polly Graham. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript

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Daniel Smith Photography Scholarship

Scholarship Mission:  Two scholarships are provided: one scholarship is provided by book proceeds from Building Traditions, Educating Generations and a second scholarship is provided by various private donors.

Value and Duration:  Each scholarship amount will be $500 and will be disbursed in the Fall semester.

Criteria:
* Must be Photography majors
* Must be a Junior or Senior in the Fall
* Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
* Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours
* Must be active in Mass Comm activities

Requirements:   Each recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Scholarship Donors. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript

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Reba Collins Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission:  This scholarship is awarded to a student who shows outstanding achievement and promise in print journalism.

Value and Duration:  The value of the scholarship will be determined by the funds available and will be disbursed in the Fall semester.

Criteria: 
*Must be either a Mass Comm/Strategic Communications major
*Must be a Junior or Senior in the Fall semester of award
*Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA
*Must be enrolled in at least 12 hours
*Must be active in Mass Comm activities
*Must provide writing sample

Requirements:  The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Mr. Bob Burke. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript
  • Writing sample

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