Scholarships

Scholarships and Award Descriptions

Scholarships and awards available to undergraduate and graduate communications students at University Park.

SAMUEL D. ABRAMS AND LILLIAN K. ABRAMS SENIOR FILM ENDOWMENT

Consideration for this grant shall be given to all full-time undergraduate seniors who are currently enrolled in the film and video program. The fund will be awarded annually to assist in the financing of the student's required senior film project. The fund will be awarded in the form of a "non-recourse" loan. The donor requests that the student, if able, make a contribution at or above the level of their personal award within 10 years of their graduation. These additional contributions will serve to further perpetuate the fund. In addition, a credit acknowledging the fund shall be made at the end of each senior film which has been produced with the aid of this endowment. This fund was created by Gerald W. Abrams ('61 Bus) and his mother, Lillian K. Abrams, in memory of their father and husband, the late Samuel D. Abrams.

DONALD E. ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the print media curriculum. The scholarship will be based equally upon a need for funds to meet necessary university expenses and scholastic ability. First preference will be given to residents of Lock Haven, Pa. Second preference will be given to residents of Allentown, Pa. This fund was created from the Estate of Donald E. Allen ('50 Journ).

DOUGLAS AND CLAUDIA ANDERSON COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications at University Park who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by Douglas A. and Claudia Anderson.

DOUGLAS AND CLAUDIA ANDERSON TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by Douglas Anderson, Dean of the College of Communications, and his wife, Claudia, an instructor in the College of Education.

DOUGLAS AND CLAUDIA ANDERSON TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the journalism major. This scholarship was created by Douglas Anderson, Dean of the College of Communications, and his wife, Claudia, an instructor in the College of Education.

LAURA AND MARY ANDERSON TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications and who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are majoring in Advertising and Public Relations. This scholarship was created by Douglas and Claudia Anderson in honor of their daughters, Laura and Mary.

MARTY AND JOHN ARONOFF TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First prefernce shall be given to students with a consideration for sports journalism. This scholarship was created by Martin J. Aronoff ('60 Lib) to honor the memory of his son, John.

AT&T TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are majoring in telecommunications. This scholarship was created by AT&T.

VIJAYA L. BALAJI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications at University Park who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet necessary college expenses and whose ethnic, cultural, and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. First preference shall be given to students who are the first generation in their families to attend a college or university. This annually-funded scholarship was created by Arvind Balaji, Murali Balaji and Kodumudi Balaji in memory of their mother and wife, respectively.

CAROLINE A. BANGE MEMORIAL AWARD

Consideration for this award shall be given to all full-time junior undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in the College of Communications and completing a journalism major who have exhibited outstanding contributions to the College through their leadership, involvement, congeniality and community spirit. Academic achievement and financial need will not be considered as criteria for this award. As described by Caroline's parents, "the award should not be given to the person with the highest GPA, but to someone who is giving of themselves, friendly to others and a genuinely nice person." This award was created by friends and family in loving memory of Caroline A. Bange ('97 Journ). Caroline was a loving, caring daughter and a good, loyal friend. She showed genuine interest in the lives of others and constantly performed small acts of kindness. Caroline had a friendly, outgoing personality and would always take time from her schedule to help others.

FRANKLIN BANNER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time students who are currently enrolled in journalism and public relations majors with at least fourth semester standing, exhibit evidence of high scholastic success, produce a favorable character reference, express an interest in a newspaper or public relations career, and are graduates of Pennsylvania high schools. This scholarship was created by the Estate of Franklin Banner, a previous director of the School of Journalism.

QUINTON E. BEAUGE MEMORIAL JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students majoring or planning to major in journalism, who are concentrating in print journalism, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference will be given to students who are residents of Lycoming County, Pa. Second preference will be given to students who are residents of Pennsylvania. This fund was created by John Q. Beauge ('62 Journ) and Diane Beauge Glynn in memory of their father, Quinton E. Beauge ('30 Lib).

LOUIS H. BELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need and who show promise of academic success and qualifications denoting character and leadership. This fund was created by Louis H. Bell ('29 Lib).

DONALD P. BELLISARIO TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are military veterans. This scholarship was created by Donald Bellisario ('61 Journalism), executive producer of Belisarius Productions Inc.

BRADFORD BRIAN COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time junior and senior year undergraduate students enrolled in telecommunications who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and who have a demonstrated financial need. Recipients should demonstrate traits of involvement, collegiality, and community spirit. Preference shall be given to those students who are pursuing or have a demonstrated interest in music. This scholarship was created by memorial contributions from friends and Martin and Maxine Brian in honor of their son, Bradford ('99 Telecom), who was killed in a car accident.

MARC A. BROWNSTEIN TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the advertising/public relations major who have a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship was created by Marc Brownstein ('81 Adv), president and CEO of the Brownstein Group.

MARC A. BROWNSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP IN ADVERTISING

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in advertising/public relations who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to students who also work at The Daily Collegian in the business department. The scholarship was created by Marc Brownstein ('81 Adv), president and CEO of the Brownstein Group.

S. W. CALKINS MEMORIAL AWARD

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduates currently enrolled in the journalism program who have completed at least two years of study, have earned a superior grade record, and manifest a high degree of professional promise for a successful career in the field of journalism. This award was created by friends in memory of S. W. Calkins.

DAMON M. CHAPPIE MEMORIAL AWARD IN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students who are promising reporters and who use investigative journalism to champion open government and hold entities accountable for their actions through published articles in The Daily Collegian. Original articles shall be submitted annually for judging to the College of Communications scholarship coordinator. This award was made possible by donations from Roll Call Inc. and the friends and associates of Damon M. Chappie ('87 Journ).

JEANNIE CHAPKOVICH COMMUNICATIONS AWARD

Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications who have achieved academic excellence. This award has been made possible by annual contributions by Jeanne Chapkovich, a 1973 journalism graduate.

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS ALUMNI SOCIETY NEAL J. FRIEDMAN INTERNSHIP FUND

Consideration for this award will be given to all full-time undergraduate/graduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who have proven financial need and who are registered or planning to register for a College-approved, for-credit internship. This award was created by the College of Communications Alumni Society Board. 

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP GRANT

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who are registered or planning to register for a College-approved, for-credit internship. This award was created by the late Marvin and Josie Krasnansky. 

COLLEGIAN AIG SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students of junior standing who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, who hold positions on The Daily Collegian staff and who have demonstrated interest to return to the paper for one or two semesters as a senior. Members of the Collegian Alumni Interest Group chose to endow a scholarship fund for the purpose of recognizing two Collegian students each year; one from the Collegian editorial staff and one from the Collegian business staff. This gift was made possible by gifts received from Collegian alumni and Dr. Judith A. Stimson.

COLLEGIAN ALUMNI HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are members of the staff of The Daily Collegian and who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by The Daily Collegian to honor those who are named to the Collegian Alumni Hall of Fame.

WINIFRED IMHOF COOK JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in journalism who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by the Richard C. Cook ('48 Agr) family and friends in memory of Winifred Cook ('48 Journ).

NILE D. COON TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was made possible by Ruth V. and the late Nile D. Coon ('57 Lib).

JOHN AND ANN CURLEY SCHOLARSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students from Lehigh County, Northampton County and Lycoming County in Pennsylvania. This scholarship was created by John J. and Ann Curley. John is a Distinguished Professor-in-Residence for the College of Communications.

JOHN AND ANN CURLEY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by John J. and Ann Curley. John is a Distinguished Professor-in-Residence for the College of Communications.

DONALD W. DAVIS MASS COMMUNICATIONS FUND

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to those who best characterize the spirit of ethical advertising practices. The purpose of this fund is to encourage high ethical standards in mass communications by undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications with a major in advertising. This fund was created by Donald Davis ('42 Journ) in memory of his father, Donald W. Davis, a faculty member of the School of Journalism from 1936 until his death in 1959.

EVELYN Y. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in their senior year in the College of Communications with a major in journalism, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. First consideration shall be given to students with a demonstrated interest in business journalism and second consideration shall be given to students with a demonstrated interest in political journalism. Consideration shall not be given to students enrolled in public relations or advertising majors. This scholarship was created by Evelyn Y. Davis and the Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation.

STANLEY E. DEGLER SCHOLARSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in the journalism program who display an interest in library studies or information science, who have a proven financial need, who exhibit professional promise, and who intend to enter the journalism profession. This scholarship was created by Stanley E. Degler ('51 Journ).

EDWARD S. DUBBS JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the journalism program, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a proven financial need. This scholarship was created by the Estate of M. Louise Dubbs.

HELENE ECKSTEIN STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, who have a demonstrated financial need, and who will be participating in a college or university study abroad program. This scholarship was created by Helene W. Eckstein ('64 Journ).

RICHARD R. EVANS INTERNSHIP AWARD IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park majoring in Journalism or Advertising/Public Relations who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a for-credit internship. This award was created by Alison Schaefer in memory of her stepfather, Richard R. Evans.

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS DOCTORAL AWARD

Consideration for this award will be given to all graduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who have achieved excellence in teaching, research and service. This award was created by Marie Hardin.

FETTER FAMILY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by Elizabeth Ann Fetter ('80 Com) in honor of her family.

CARMEN FINESTRA FILM PROJECT ENDOWED GRANT-IN-AID

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time juniors or seniors who are currently enrolled in the film and video program, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of academic success, and who have exhibited exemplary achievement on their junior year requirements of their senior film project. Preference may be given based on financial need as determined by the professor-in-charge of the film and video program. This grant was created by Carmen Finestra ('71 Lib), executive producer of Wind Dancer Production Group.

CARMEN AND TONIA FINESTRA INTERNSHIP AWARD

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a for-credit internship. This award was created by Carmen J. and Tonia Finestra.

GENE FOREMAN TRUSTEE MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the journalism. This scholarship was created by contributions from friends of Gene Foreman, distinguished visiting professor in the College of Communications.

MARJORIE MOUSELY FRENCH, CLASS OF '48, TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications and who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are majoring in journalism. This scholarship was received from the estate of Marjorie Mousely French, a 1948 journalism graduate of the College of Communications.

LAWRENCE G. AND ELLEN M. FOSTER SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have signified their intention to pursue careers as newspaper writers, reporters, or editors and who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. This fund was created by Larry ('48 Journ) and Ellen ('49 Lib) Foster.

LAWRENCE G. AND ELLEN M. FOSTER TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students majoring in journalism. This scholarship was created by Larry ('48 Journ) and Ellen ('49 Lib) Foster.

LAWRENCE G. AND ELLEN M. FOSTER SCHOLARHIP IN HONOR OF JOSEPH V. AND SUZANNE P. PATERNO

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who have been accepted to the Curley Center for Sports Journalism, who have achieved excellent academic records, and who have achieved outstanding success in writing. First preference shall be given to eligible recipients who have a demonstrated financial need to meet necessary college expenses. This scholarship was created by Lawrence G. and Ellen Foster in honor of Joe and Sue Paterno.

SIDNEY AND HELEN FRIEDMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate/graduate students enrolled in the College of Communications Telecommunications or Media Studies Programs at University Park who have an interest in advertising and manifest promise of outstanding academic success. This scholarship was created by the late Sidney (’42) and Helen (’43) Friedman.

FRIEND OF THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications at University Park who have a demonstrated financial. First preference shall be given to students who have been accepted to the Curley Center for Sports Journalism. This scholarship was created by George W. and Ann C. Bodenheimer.

MARLOWE FROKE GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN BROADCASTING

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time Ph.D. students enrolled in the Mass Communications doctoral program in the College of Communications at University Park who have an interest in pursuing research in the area of public broadcasting in either the educational or public affairs areas. This scholarship was created by the late Nile D. Coon and Ruth V. Coon.

RAYMOND AND SHIRLEY (GABLE) GALANT COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall first be given to students from Mahanoy City and Pottsville, Pa., and then to students from Schuylkill County, Pa. This scholarship was created by Raymond ('52 Journ) and Shirley ('53 Journ) Galant.

TOM GIBB MEMORIAL TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the journalism major within the College of Communications. This scholarship was created in honor and memory of Tom Gibb ('75 Lib) by his brothers, John W. Gibb ('70 Lib) and Herman J. Gibb ('70 Sci).

RHETA B. GLUECK PRIZE

Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students of senior academic standing enrolled in the College of Communications who have achieved academic success and who show outstanding promise in the field of print journalism. The award was established by the Estate of Rheta B. Glueck in memory of Lou Bell and Franklin Banner, former professors at Penn State.

GENE AND FRAN GOODWIN JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate/graduate students enrolled in the College of Communications Journalism Program at University Park whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body and who have proven financial need.  Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate potential for future contributions to the public through print or electronic journalism. This scholarship was created in honor of the late Gene and Fran Goodwin.

GEORGE E. GRAFF JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time freshmen interested in a newspaper career, who intend to enroll in the journalism major, and who have high academic standards and character. This scholarship was made possible by a gift from the late Mrs. George E. Graff in memory of her late husband, George E. Graff, publisher of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

JAY GROSSMAN AWARD IN COMMUNICATIONS

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate junior or senior students enrolled in the College of Communications who have achieved success in their academic work and who have a demonstrated financial need. This fund was created by Jay H. Grossman ('67 Journ).

HARMELIN MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students majoring in advertising and public relations with an advertising option in the College of Communications. First preference shall be given to students who have a career interest in media planning. Financial need may be a consideration for this scholarship—but is not a requirement for eligibility. This scholarship has been made possible by annual contributions by Harmelin Media.

DANIEL HARTMAN HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications who are also enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College. This scholarship was created by Daniel Hartman, a 1985 speech communications graduate.

HAYDEN FAMILY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by Thomas J. Hayden, III ('77 Lib) in honor of his family.

WAYNE HILINSKI ADVERTISING SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students of at least sixth semester standing enrolled in advertising. Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who are participating in the Advertising Club and/or a member of the Collegian advertising staff. This fund was created by the late Wayne J. Hilinski ('62 Journ), a retired communications senior lecturer.

THE INTERSTATE ADVERTISING MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Consideration for awards will be given to all junior and senior advertising majors who are considering a career in newspaper advertising. The purpose of this fund is to assist undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years who are majoring in advertising and/or on the staff of The Daily Collegian, and who are considering a career in newspaper advertising. This fund is made possible by the annual contributions by the Interstate Advertising Managers Association.

SHARON LYNN PALAISA JACKSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time female undergraduate students majoring or planning to major in advertising who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a demonstrated financial need. This fund was created by Jay R. Jackson ('76 Eng) in loving memory of his wife, Sharon Lynn Palaisa Jackson ('75 Com).

FREDA AZEN JAFFE MEMORIAL TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by William ('60 Journ) and Honora Jaffe in memory of Freda Azen Jaffe.

HONEY AND BILL JAFFE INTERNSHIP AWARD IN HONOR OF DOUG ANDERSON

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a for-credit internship. This award was created by Honey and Bill Jaffe in honor of Dean Douglas Anderson.

HONORA AND WILLIAM JAFFE SCHOLARSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students of junior or senior academic standing who are enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications at University Park who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a for-credit internship. This scholarship was created by William A. and Honora Jaffe.

REUBEN JAFFE MEMORIAL JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll in the journalism program who have achieved positive academic records or who manifest promise of academic success, who have a proven financial need, and whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate potential for future contributions to the public through print journalism. This scholarship was created by William A. Jaffe ('60 Journ), Honora F. Jaffe and other Jaffe family members in memory of Reuben Jaffe.

DAVID AND MARY LEE JONES JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in print journalism, who demonstrate potential for achievement in print journalism, and who have a proven financial need. Preference shall be given to students who have successfully completed an internship approved by the internship coordinator in the College of Communications. This scholarship was created by David ('54 Journ) and Mary Lee ('55 Journ) Jones.

DAVID AND MARY LEE JONES WASHINGTON, D.C. SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications and the College's Semester in Washington, D.C., Program who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a proven financial need. This scholarship was created by David ('54 Journ) and Mary Lee ('55 Journ) Jones.

THE JOURNALISM FUND

Consideration for this fund shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications and based on verifiable financial need. This fund was created by the faculty and alumni of the College of Communications.

KASSELMAN KOHN FAMILY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications at University Park who have a demonstrated financial. This scholarship was created by Stevens J. Kasselman and Diane Kohn Kasselman and family.

KNIGHT DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP IN SPORTS JOURNALISM

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students of junior or senior standing enrolled in the journalism major with an emphasis in sorts journalism in the College of Communications who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. This scholarship was created by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and from friends and alumni of the College of Communications.

ISADORE AND ANNA KRASNANSKY MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the journalism major in the College of Communications whose ethnic, cultural, and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. Eligible recipients shall have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and have a demonstrated financial need. Further, students who have demonstrated a commitment to maintaining the ethics and canons of journalism as evidenced through a written essay, or other significant writing and/or research, shall have priority in the selection process. The scholarship was created by the late Marvin L. Krasnansky ('52 Journ), the former editor of The Daily Collegian, and his late wife, Josie Krasnansky.

MARVIN AND JOSIE KRASNANSKY INTERNSHIP GRANT

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a for-credit internship. This award was created by the late Marvin Krasnansky.

MARVIN L. AND JOSIE KRASNANSKI UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who display an interest in business, financial or economic journalism, who have a demonstrated financial need, who exhibit professional promise, and who intend to enter the journalism profession. The scholarship was created by the late Marvin L. Krasnansky ('52 Journ), the former editor of The Daily Collegian, and his late wife, Josie Krasnansky.

HOWARD J. LAMADE COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time freshmen students who are planning to enroll in the College of Communications who manifest personal character, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a proven financial need. This scholarship was created from the estate of Howard J. Lamade.

LAMCO COMMUNICATIONS INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate sophomore, junior, and senior students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have previously been the recipients of the Howard S. Lamade Communications Scholarship as freshmen, and who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. In the event that such a winner is no longer eligible to receive this scholarship, it may be awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior who is otherwise qualified. This scholarship was created by LAMCO Communications Inc.

JEAN WARD LAPTON MEMORIAL AWARD IN JOURNALISM

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled as journalism majors who have exhibited some exemplary academic achievement. First preference shall be given to women. This award was created by Stephen T. Lapton in memory of his wife, Jean Ward Lapton ('50 Journ).

LIPSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all incoming freshmen who are planning to major in journalism and are enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to those whose permanent residence is located in the greater Philadelphia area (Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties). This annually-funded scholarship was created by David H. Lipson ('78 Adv) in honor of his family.

JOSEPH F. AND MARY P. LOFTUS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WRITING

Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in journalism in the College of Communications who have achieved outstanding success in writing. The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate. This award was created by Mary P. MacLaren ('68 Journ) in honor of her parents, Joseph and Mary Loftus.

RICHARD AND VICTORIA MALLARY SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time freshman students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who manifest promise of academic success; who have a demonstrated financial need; and who have a history of involvement in school and public service clubs, activities, and/or work experience. Preference shall be given to students from Lawrence and Westmoreland Counties, Pa. Financial need should be given preference over high school academic standing. This scholarship was created by Richard A. ('64 Journ) and Victoria M. Mallary.

LINDA MARTELLI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in journalism in the College of Communications who have achieved outstanding academic records or who manifest promise of academic success. This fund was created through memorial gifts from friends, colleagues and family of the late Linda Martelli ('72 Journ).

BOB AND MARYLOU MARTIN INTERNSHIP AWARD

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a for-credit internship. This award was created by Robert P. Martin.

CHRISTOPHER J. AND PATRICIA S. MARTIN TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are from the state of. If no students meet the first preference in a given year, funds will be awarded to any student in the College of Communications eligibility pool, regardless of preference. This scholarship was created by Christopher J. Martin, Jr. ('92 Journ) in honor of his mother and father.

JULIA IBBOTSON MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications and majoring in journalism with a focus on print journalism who have achieved a minimum 3.5 grade point average and who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to female students who graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in Lancaster, Pa., who meet the general eligibility requirements. Second preference shall be given to female students who are residents of Lancaster County, who meet the general eligibility requirements. Third preference shall be given to female students who meet the general eligibility requirements. This scholarship was created from the Estate of Julia Ibbotson Martin ('53 Journ).

WARREN AND CAROLE MAURER RADIO SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students of junior academic standing enrolled in the College of Communications who have demonstrated significant growth in gaining a professional competency in a variety of broadcast skills, a willingness to communicate those skills to fellow students, an ability to motivate other students to become active in broadcast activities, and who exhibit the greatest promise of success as a broadcast manager. This scholarship was created by Warren L. ('55 Journ) and Carole L. Maurer.

WARREN L. AND CAROLE L. MAURER TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are interested in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. This scholarship was created by Warren L. ('55 Journ) and Carole L. Maurer.

MARALYN DAVIS MAZZA TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the advertising/public relations major. This scholarship was created by Donald W. Davis ('42 Journ) in honor of his sister, Maralyn Davis Mazza.

A.W. (DUDE) McDOWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate junior students enrolled in the journalism major in the College of Communications at University Park who have proven financial need, exhibit noteworthy character and professional potential and who intend to enter the profession of newspaper journalism. The recipient of this scholarship will participate in a for-credit internship as an intern at The Herald during the summer session prior to receiving this scholarship in the fall/spring of their senior year. This award was created by the late William P. McDowell, Class of 1936, in memory of his uncle A. W. (Dude) McDowell, president and chairman of the board of directors of The Sharon Herald Company.

MARY McNEER WOMEN'S JOURNALISM AWARD

Consideration for this award will be given to all female undergraduate students majoring in Journalism in the College of Communications at University Park who have achieved academic excellence. This annually-funded award was created by Robin Ward Savage and Michael T. Savage in honor of Robin’s mother.

MARY M. MEDER SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students majoring in advertising and public relations with an advertising option. First preference shall be given to students who have a career interest in media planning. Financial need may be a consideration for the scholarship, but is not a requirement for eligibility. The scholarship has been made possible by annual contributions to Mary and Joseph Meder.

CHARLES M. MEREDITH SR. SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in journalism who have completed at least four semesters and who have indicated their intention to pursue a career in country weekly newspapers. This scholarship was created from the Estate of Dr. John M. Meredith in memory of his father, Charles M. Meredith Sr.

JOHN R. JR., JOHN R. III, AND JAYNE E. MILLER MINORITY JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students who are planning to enroll in the journalism Program of the College of Communications, who plan to pursue a broadcast journalism career, whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body, and who have proven financial need. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate potential for future contributions to the public through electronic journalism. This scholarship was created by Jayne E. Miller ('76 Journ), her brother, John III, and their late father, John Jr. ('41 Lib).

NORMAN C. AND MOLLIE MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the journalism Program and studying print journalism in the College of Communications who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to students with current Collegian reporting or editing experience. This scholarship was created by Norman C. ('56 Journ) and Mollie Miller.

MORGAN SIGNS/BARASH ADVERTISING INTERNSHIP AWARD IN ADVERTISING

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who are majoring in Advertising and who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a for-credit internship. This award was created by Marian U. Coppersmith.

LOU H. MURRAY SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll in the College of Communications who are pursuing degrees concentrating on education and training in radio, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have exhibited professional and academic motivation in advancing toward entry into the radio industry. First preference shall be given to employees or trainees of Pennsylvania radio stations. Second preference shall be given to those employed or training with non-Pennsylvania radio stations. This scholarship was created by the late Lou H. Murray, friend of the University.

HAROLD E. NEWLIN MEMORIAL AWARD FUND

The award shall be given for meritorious performance by an undergraduate journalism major in the junior year. Preference shall be given to those journalism majors who have demonstrated an interest in the study of a foreign language. This award has been made available by Mrs. Emily Newlin Stearns, friend of the College of Communications.

BERNIE NEWMAN SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all incoming full-time freshmen students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications journalism program who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created from the estate of Bernard Newman ('40 Journ).

JOHN S. NICHOLS TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications and who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by friends of Prof. Nichols in honor of his retirement as professor of communications and associate dean for graduate studies and research.

ROBERT J. O'LEARY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the advertising and public relations major. This scholarship was created by Robert O'Leary ('71 Adv).

OSTAR-HUTCHISON DAILY COLLEGIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all sophomore and junior members of The Daily Collegian news staff who have a proven financial need. This scholarship was created by Roberta Hutchison Ostar ('48 Journ) and Allan W. Ostar ('48 Edu). Both Roberta and Allan worked on The Daily Collegian.

GEORGE E. PATERNO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in broadcast journalism who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to students with an interest in pursuing a career in sports media. If no students meet the above preference in any given year, the scholarship program may be awarded to any deserving student in the College of Communications. This scholarship was created by the late Joseph V. Paterno and friends who have contributed memorial gifts in honor of George Paterno.

PENN STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by the Penn State Alumni Association.

PENN STATE SIGMA DELTA CHI JOURNALISM AWARD

Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications and is to recognize and honor an outstanding journalist. This award was made possible by the local chapter of Sigma Delta Chi.

KENT A. PETERSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time students who are members of The Daily Collegian staff who have proven financial need. This scholarship was created by the friends and family of the late Kent A. Petersen ('91 Journ), students, staff and former staff of The Daily Collegian. Kent was an intern with sports information at Penn State and, as a student, worked as a sports writer at The Daily Collegian.

ERIC R. AND MARIA K. POLINS STUDY ABROAD AWARD

Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in College of Communications who are attending a University-approved study-abroad program. This award is made possible by annual contributions from Eric R. ('93 Journ) and Maria K. Polins ('93 MassCom).

ERIC W. RABE TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the journalism major. This scholarship was created by Eric Rabe ('68 BrdcstJourn).

PHILIP RADCLIFFE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AWARD

Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications and who are attending a University approved study abroad program. This scholarship was created by Sallie Fraenkel Zuch ('79 Lib) and Michael Zuch.

WILLIAM Y. E. AND ETHEL L. RAMBO TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by Bruce B. and Pat Rambo in honor of William Yerger E. Rambo ('35 Journ) and Ethel Rambo.

SHELLIE M. ROTH HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications and who are also enrolled or planning to enroll in the Schreyer Honors College who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who are majoring or planning to major in either journalism or advertising/public relations with a public relations option. This scholarship has been created by Rochelle Michaels Roth ('64 Journ).

SALTERS FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who are majoring in journalism, who have achieved superior academic records or manifest promise of outstanding academic success, who have a demonstrated financial need, and to the extent permitted by law, whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. This scholarship has been made possible by the annual contributions of Alisia Salters ('88 Journ).

ROBERT L. AND MARY LEE SCHNEIDER TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the journalism major. This scholarship was created by Mary Lee Schneider ('84 Journ).

GREGORY MICHAEL SCHIFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full time junior and senior undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA, who have demonstrated financial need and who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a for-credit internship. This award was created by Robert and Barbara Schiff in memory of their son, Gregory, class of 1994, who died of leukemia.

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS ALUMNI SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a proven financial need. This fund was created by the Communications Alumni Society.

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP - INTERNSHIP AWARD FOR MINORITIES

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body, who have successfully completed an internship at a newspaper, and who have a proven financial need. This scholarship was created by the Knight Foundation.

ANDREW AND BEATRICE SCHULTZ TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by Andrew ('60 Journ) and Beatrice Schultz.

WILLIAM F. SIMMONS MEMORIAL AWARD

Consideration for this award shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications who have achieved outstanding academic excellence. This annually-funded award was created in honor of her father by Anne Simmons Chubb ('80 Adv), her spouse, Kenneth A. Chubb, and their daughter, Kelly M. Chubb ('07 Adv/PR).

RICHARD AND ARLENE SMALL JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP FOR SPORTS WRITING IN MEMORY OF RIDGE RILEY

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time junior and senior students enrolled in the College of Communications who are majoring in journalism with the intent of pursuing a career in sports information or sports writing, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who have completed an internship in sports media, for credit or non-credit. This scholarship was created by Richard D. and Arlene Small in memory of Ridge Riley ('32 Lib).

STEINMAN FOUNDATIONS AND LANCASTER NEWSPAPERS INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in journalism in the College of Communications who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to students from Lancaster County. The fund was made possible by the contributions from The James Hale Steinman Foundation, The John Frederick Steinman Foundation and Lancaster Newspapers Inc.

STEINMAN FOUNDATIONS TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students whose permanent residence is located in Lancaster County, Pa. This scholarship was created by the James Hale Steinman Foundation and the John Frederick Steinman Foundation.

TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by friends of the College of Communications.

JEROME WEINSTEIN JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in journalism who have demonstrated a high degree of professional promise for a successful career in the field of journalism and who have a proven financial need. First preference shall be given to a student who has served, is serving, or will be serving as a student intern at the Centre Daily Times in State College and who is a news-ed major. This scholarship was created by contributions from friends and colleagues of Jerome Weinstein ('38 Journ) to honor his many contributions to the University, the College of Communications, and to the community.

CHRISTOPHER C. WHEELER TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are interested in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. If no students meet the first preference in a given year, funds will be awarded to any student in the College of Communications eligibility pool. This scholarship was created by Christopher C. Wheeler ('67 Brdcstng), broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies.

JAMES WIGGINS AND CHRISTINE FLEMING HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications and who are also enrolled or planning to enroll in the Schreyer Honors College who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by James R. Wiggins ('72 Journ) and Christine Fleming ('75 Lib).

JEANNE STILES WILLIAMSON SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in journalism in the College of Communications who have achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average and who have a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by James R. and Jeanne Stiles Williamson to honor Jeanne, a 1942 graduate who served as the Women's Editor of The Daily Collegian while she was a student. This experience eventually led to professional employment as a member of the editorial staff of the Ladies Home Journal in Philadelphia.

DJUNG YUNE TCHOI MEMORIAL EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

Consideration for this award will be given to all graduate students enrolled in and also teaching in the College of Communications at University Park who have achieved excellence in their teaching endeavors. This award was created by Jae Young Tchoi.

YACCARINO-MADRAZO FAMILY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Communications at University Park who have a demonstrated financial. First preference shall be given to students who have been accepted to the Curley Center for Sports Journalism. This scholarship was created by Linda Yaccarino-Madrazo and Claude P. Madrazo.

RANDY AND MARIA YANOSHAK TECHNOLOGY IN MEDIA AWARD

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who have submitted multimedia content to ComMedia, the College’s on-line showcase. This annually-funded award was created by Randolph S. and Maria E. Yanoshak.

ROBERT K. ZIMMERMAN MEMORIAL INTERNSHIP AWARD

Consideration for this award will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communications at University Park who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a for-credit internship. This award was created by friends in honor of the late Robert K. Zimmerman.

 

*** Contributions of any size may be made to any of the above scholarship funds ***

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