Scholarships

The Communication Department offers a number of merit scholarships for exceptional students in the department. Many of these are funded by the generosity of alumni and friends of the department. Applications for these scholarships are available at the department office in Walker Hall. Details about each scholarship can be found below. Deadlines for application will be listed below when determined, as well as announced on the departmental news site.

Students interested in applying for these scholarships are also encouraged to contact Roger Gonce (goncers@appstate.edu, 238 Walker Hall) for more information.

The Beasley Scholarship

Awarded To: Available for one or more students

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be or intend to be an Electronic Media/Broadcast major.
  • Applicant must file for financial aid. Check with Financial Aid office in Thomas Bldg. for deadline information.
  • Preference is given to candidates from Patrick County, Va.; Surry County, N.C.; and Mount Airy, N.C. Other candidates will be considered if no one from these areas qualifies.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student (12 hours).

Application Deadline: April 10, 2016

Application Procedure

A complete application consists of:

  • A résumé
  • At least two faculty recommendations
  • A 500- to 1,000-word essay describing in detail the experiences in your life -- whether academic or nonacademic -- which have led to your career goal and/or your intended major
  • An interview may be required

The Carol J. Hughes Memorial Scholarship for Communication

Awarded To: One student

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a rising senior.
  • Applicant must be a Communication major.
  • Applicant should have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student (12 hours).
  • Applicant must be a must be involved in at least two ASU-sponsored extracurricular activities - one of which must be of nonacademic sponsorship.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017
Preference is given to Communication majors who have shown an interest in photojournalism.

The Charles E. Porterfield Scholarship

Awarded To: One student

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a Communication major.
  • Applicant must have completed his or her sophomore year.
  • Applicant should have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant should demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student (12 hours).

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017
Preference is given to applicants involved in extracurricular activities directly or indirectly related to the area of communication arts. (ex. Debate Team, WASU Radio, The Applachian student newspaper.)

The David H. Matthews Scholarship

Awarded To: One student

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a Communication major.
  • Applicant must have completed his or her sophomore year.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student (12 hours).

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

The Golden & Stella Choi Scholarship

Awarded To: One student

Requirements:

  • Preference given to Journalism or Electronic Media/Broadcast majors.
  • Asian-American & international students encouraged to apply.
  • Applicant should have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student (12 hours).
  • Applicant must submit an essay explaining why he or she believes they are a good candidate for this scholarship and his or her career goals in the fields of electronic media/broadcasting or journalism.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

The Joe S. Epley Scholarship

Awarded To: One student

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a Public Relations major.
  • Applicant must have completed the sophomore year.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant should demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student (12 hours).

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017