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Scholarship Descriptions


General Scholarships (for all Communication students)

Unless otherwise stated, recipients must be Moody College majors.

Dr. Carl E. Adams, Jr. Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Communication –Junior or senior students in the College of Communication with preference given to students in the Corporate Communications track. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Cedora Anderson Endowed Presidential Scholarship-Junior or senior student in the College of Communication; based on ability and promise. Winners must be from Starr, Cameron or Hidalgo counties or from one of the following high schools in Dallas, TX: Lincoln, Carter or Wilmer Hutchins HS. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Chiu-Schaepe Family Endowed Scholarship For undergraduate students with financial need in the Moody College of Communication.

Dennis A. Anderson Endowed Presidential Scholarship -Junior or senior student in the College of Communication; based on ability and promise. Winners must be from Starr, Cameron or Hidalgo counties or from one of the following high schools in Dallas, TX: Lincoln, Carter or Wilmer Hutchins HS. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Earl Campbell Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Communication -Junior or senior student in the Moody College of Communication. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates. Leadership roles should be considered.

Joanne Sharp and Jack R. Crosby Endowed Scholarship in Communication - Undergraduatestudent of average academic merit (GPA) who shows promise of success in their chosen field and demonstrate evidence and financial need. (This scholarship is awarded through a separate application process.)

Richard J. Davis Endowed Scholarship -For a deserving undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Communication with first preference given to a student from the State of Georgia.

Wofford Denius "UT in LA" Scholarship -  For students enrolled in the Moody College of Communication's Semester in Los Angeles program. 50% are allocated for merit based scholarships and 50% allocated to need based scholarships. Recipients must be enrolled full-time during the UTLA semester and demonstrate financial need. Awards will be granted for for fall, spring and summer participation. *awarded through the UTLA program application.

Lyde and Charles Devall Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Junior or senior student in the College of Communication. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Richard M. & Helen DeVos Scholarship for Excellence in Communicating the Message of Free Enterprise - Undergraduate student majoring in Advertising, Radio-Television-Film, Journalism, or Corporate Communication.

Dr. Bobbie Morrow Dietrich Scholarship in Communication -Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Communication who are in good standing and who have a financial need.

Craig A. & Denise W. Dubow Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Junior or senior Journalism or RTF student. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Richard B. Dyke Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Communications -Junior or senior student. first preference shall be given to students majoring in journalism with a preference for participants in the University's Center for Students in Recovery program, if available.  Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates. If no such student qualifies, the award may be made to any student within the College of Communication who qualifies under the Endowed Presidential Scholarship Program criteria.

Dr. Fred Farias, III Endowed Scholarship in Communication - For students from the Texas Rio Grande Valley for their freshman year. Whenever possible, preference should be given to students from McAllen, Texas. Recipient selected from applicants to the University's Entering Freshman Scholarship Application.

Manuel Luna Garay Endowed Scholarship– for undergraduate students in the College of Communication with first preference given to Communication Studies students who are Texas residents, specifically students from the following schools in the Dallas Independent School District: Thomas Jefferson High School, North Dallas High School, Sunset High School, W. H. Adamson High School or E. Molina High School. If multiple applicants are selected, recipients may be chosen based on financial need, a minimum GPA of 3.0 and strength of response to the required essay questions: a. Describe how you have experienced socioeconomic adversity. b. Describe how you have demonstrated excellence in leadership and community service, or explain how you are determined to do so while at The University of Texas at Austin.

Pat Murphy and Bryghte D. Godbold Scholarship - provide scholarships each year to qualified students who have expressed interest in: 1) creative writing, 2) advertising, and 3) journalism. Each scholarship will be designated for one entering freshman student for four years. The purpose of this fund shall be to encourage the quality of written work by students in the Moody College of Communication through scholarships. Application is by invitation only.

Sheryl Levine Guterman Scholarship - to assist undergraduate students in the Moody College who are participating in the Semester in Los Angeles program in the summer semester. Applicant must be in good academic standing and preference will be given to students who exhibit financial need as evidenced on FAFSA for the academic year.

Dan Harrison Endowed Scholarship - to provide scholarships to undergraduate students, with first preference given to those who have lived in or matriculated from Oklahoma.

R. Steven Hicks Endowed Scholarship for Radio Students - Junior or senior radio students from the Journalism or RTF department; in good academic standing; able to demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a career in radio broadcasting. If possible, preference should be given to applications who are Texas residents.

John and Wendy Jennings Endowed Presidential Scholarship –for a Junior or senior enrolled in the College of Communication who is interested in the study of sports and media with first preference given to an out-of-state student. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Jesse H. Jones Centennial Scholarship - Undergraduate students with excellent academic merit.

Jesse H. Jones Centennial Fellowship - For use by graduate students in their second or subsequent year of study in their graduate program and who have shown excellent academic merit.

John Tilford Jones, Jr., Endowed Presidential Scholarship Fund- Two undergraduate scholarships to be awarded annually with no restriction on field of study within the College of Communication. Selection to be based on ability and promise, with need a consideration if all other criteria equal.  Students must be a junior or senior, have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Los Angeles Times Mirror Scholarship - For deserving undergraduate students.

Marsha Malish Jones Endowed Presidential Scholarship- for a juniors or seniors who are members of the Moody College Honors Program, are in good academic standing, and have financial need. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered.

John E. Mankin, Sr. — Texas Cable Association Endowed Scholarship - for a junior, senior or graduate student with at least 3.00 GPA and a high degree of interest in the Cable TV industry. Financial need may be considered.

Janey Katherine Marmion Endowed Presidential Scholarship –For a junior or senior student in the College of Communication. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Norman B. Oshman Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Sophomore, junior, or senior who exhibits high academic standards. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered.

Eugene A. Malish Endowed Presidential Scholarship -Junior or senior students enrolled in the College of Communication who are in good academic standing and who have financial need. Preference given to students from Texas counties with a population under 50,000. Students must have 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered.

Sue Brandt McBee Scholarship Award for Excellence - Senior majoring in public relations, based entirely on the student's academic excellence in the spring semester of the junior year.

Blanche Prejean Endowed Presidential Scholarship - undergraduate journalism or advertising major. First preference to Tyler Junior College transfer student, then any other transfer student. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Roy D. Peña Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Communication - Junior or senior student majoring in Radio-Television-Film or Journalism. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Roy D. Peña Annual Scholarship - Undergraduate student majoring in Radio-Television-Film or Journalism. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Financial need may be considered.

Neila Skinner Petrick and Thomas W. Petrick Endowed Scholarship in Communication - Scholarships for incoming freshmen who have a demonstrated financial need and have shown outstanding academic achievement. Recipient selected from applicants to the University's Entering Freshman Scholarship Application.

Darrell D. Rocha Scholarship in Communication - To to award scholarships to incoming freshmen who, as high school students, have been admitted to the College of Communication. Preference shall be given, to the extent possible, to applicants who: a.) have qualified for financial need awards, based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid; b.) have demonstrated excellence in leadership and community service or are determined to have the potential to do so while at UT Austin, as evidenced by the COMraderie essay; c.) have a minimum college GPA of 2.5 if being considered for the scholarship as a continuing student; d.) are Texas residents, including those students who graduated from a Texas high school but are classified as non-citizens; e.) are first-generation college students; f.) or have experienced socioeconomic adversity, in addition to demonstrating financial need, as expressed in the "financial need essay". Recipient selected from applicants to the University's Entering Freshman Scholarship Application.

Bob Schenkkan Endowed Presidential Scholarship – Junior or Senior students who plan to pursue a career in public television or public radio. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Jennifer Sue Sparrgrove Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship -Junior or senior CSD Audiology majors. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Scott and Donna Tagliarino Endowed Presidential Scholarship- For a junior or senior student in the Moody College of Communication. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates. Preference is to be given to students with an interest in data-driven journalism, including data analysis to discover news and information, data visualization to tell interactive stories, or computer programming to deliver content across digital platforms.

Sara Martinez Tucker Endowed Scholarship - Undergraduate students from Laredo, TX with preference given to graduates of J.W. Nixon HS.

Ward Creative Communications, Inc. Scholarship - Undergraduate scholarship for students enrolled in the College of Communication who have at least a 3.0 GPA and who have financial need. Students should answer the following question as part of the scholarship application: Authenticity is a prerequisite to effective communication. Communications professionals often are perceived as spin-doctors - the antithesis of authentic communication. Give examples from recent or significant news when authenticity was clearly missing. How did the event unfold? What could have been different if communication had been more authentic between the parties involved and media? How would authenticity improve the world?

Weeks Correa Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Communication - Junior or senior student with preference given to students from South Texas. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Wiethorn Family Endowed Presidential Scholarship– Junior or senior students majoring in RTF or Advertising. First preference to students from Foster High School (of Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, Fort Bend County) then next preference to Texas residents. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.


Scholarships given by the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations

Norman Campbell Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Advertising –A scholarship support to senior students in Advertising who have evidenced a genuine commitment to a career in advertising. The recipient student is to be one who has demonstrated the character, work ethic and aptitude for achievement through high academic grade performance and through involvement in extracurricular activities such as working on one of the University's student publications and/or relevant activities outside the University. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Carroll Cartwright Endowed Presidential Scholarship –Given to a junior advertising student. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Dieste Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity A scholarship for an undergraduate in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 45 hours of coursework taken in residence who provides the best example of innovation and creativity in problem solving.

Ralph E. Frede Public Relations Scholarship - Junior, senior, or graduate student with a high degree of interest in a career in public relations. Undergraduates must have at least 3.0 GPA, and graduate students must have at last 3.5 GPA.

David (Shy) Scheihagen Scholarship - awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Advertising who has financial need. Preference will be given to students in the Texas Media Program. The hope is that this financial support will help enable students to focus on their academic exploration and enrichment.

GSD&M Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Advertising –Given to a junior or senior in advertising, art, or marketing. Selection will be based on need, scholastic achievement, and the student's intention to enter an advertising career. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered.

Hearst Corporation Scholarship in Advertising-To provide scholarships to undergraduate Advertising and Public Relations students who are in good academic standing and who have a financial need.

The Richards Group Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Creative Advertising – For a junior or senior who shows great promise for a career in the creative side of advertising. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Richard J.V. Johnson Endowed Scholarship - Given to undergraduate students majoring in Advertising with a preference for students demonstrating financial need and academic merit. Recipients may be awarded the scholarship in successive years provided that they remain in good standing at the University and reapply for the scholarship.
 

Tracy-Locke/Morris Hite Endowed Presidential Scholarship Fund for Advertising Studies – For a junior, senior, or graduate student in advertising. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates. Graduate students must hold at least one baccalaureate degree and be registered as a full-time graduate student; scholastic merit should include artistic, musical and creative merit, and leadership roles in current or prior university or industry settings may be considered; financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Austin Ad Club Endowed Scholarship in Advertising – Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in advertising, with financial need.

The Dallas Morning News Scholarship in Advertising- to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and who have a financial need.

Gannett Foundation and KVUE Scholarship in Advertising -to provide scholarships to undergraduate students in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations who are in good academic standing and who have a financial need.

The Robert M. Gray Scholarship Fund – Given to a junior, senior, or graduate student in advertising who is contributing to his/her own support and education. Selection to be based on professional interest and ability.

John E. McGary Advertising Scholarship - To be awarded to Advertising students.

Eleanor and Robert Pulver Scholarship– Awarded to a senior level student majoring in advertising or public relations who demonstrates academic exellece and demonstrates financial need.

Frank Rizzo Advertising Scholarship – For an undergraduate or graduate student in advertising with a minimum GPA of 3.25, financial need, and remarkable talent the creative area of advertising.

Alan Scott Scholarship -For upper-division students majoring in public relations in the Department of Advertising.

The Ray Hall Advertising Fellowship –For a graduate student in advertising who intends to work for an advertising agency in either creative or account services.

Terrence and Mary Claire Welch Endowed Presidential Scholarship - To support juniors or seniors students who are enrolled in the creative or media sequence in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations with strong academic performance. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

 


Scholarships given by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Mary Hilliard Bickler - Max Hermann Bickler Memorial Scholarship Fund – Awarded to seniors studying Deaf Education.

Grace Hanson Endowed Presidential Scholarship - For a junior or senior student majoring in CSD, based on financial need and academic achievement. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered.

Lee and Joe Jamail Endowed Presidential Scholarships in Speech-Language Pathology – Awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates. Graduate students must hold at least one baccalaureate degree and be registered as a full-time graduate student; scholastic merit should include artistic, musical and creative merit, and leadership roles in current or prior university or industry settings may be considered; financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Frederick N. Martin Scholarship – For undergraduate students studying audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who are in good academic standing as determined by the Department's scholarship committee.

Helen D. Vollmer Scholarship in Audiology – For undergraduate students who major in Audiology with a preference for those who wish to work with children.


Scholarships given by the Department of Communication Studies

Ann and David Chappell Endowed Scholarship – Awarded to undergraduate Communication Studies student who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, community service and service to the University. Preference is given to applicants who are first-generation college students.

Robert and Kay Dozier Scholarship in Communication Studies - Awarded to an undergraduate in Communication Studies.

Robert C. Jeffrey Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Communication – Awarded to a junior or senior in Communication Studies. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period.Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Thomas A. Rousse Memorial Fund – Awarded to an undergraduate student in Communication Studies who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need.

Margaret Surratt Endowed Scholarship in Communication Studies -For students enrolled in the Department of Communication Studies that are in good academic standing as determined by the Department's scholarship committee and who have financial need.

Witt Family Scholarship Fund – Awarded to an undergraduate who has done outstanding work in the field of Speech Communication or has the potential to do so.


Scholarships given by the School of Journalism

The Sam Attlesey Presidential Endowed Scholarship -- For junior or senior students in the School of Journalism who process an appreciation for and strong interest in a career as a journalist covering politics and/or public policy. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

John W. Barnhill, Jr. - Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Award is made to journalism major who is a junior or senior, a Texas resident and a permanent resident of the United States or a United States citizen. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Bob Brister Memorial Scholarship - To provide meaningful work experiences for aspiring outdoor journalists. Recipients will be selected annually to receive a stipend to help cover living expenses associated with an unpaid 10-week summer internship at an outdoor magazine or other publication. After the satisfactory completion of the internship, the recipient will receive a scholarship for the fall semester.  *awarded through a separate application process

Sara Burroughs Endowed Scholarship in Print Journalism -Scholarship support for undergraduate students in journalism. Preference may be given to students who have expressed interest in news-editorial journalism.
 

Cabot Educational Grant in Journalism – Given to a journalism major entering their senior year. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Liz and Les Carpenter Scholarship - for journalism students who demonstrate financial need. Preference shall be given to students with a desire to pursue investigative or political journalism.

George W. Crawford Memorial Scholarship - Given to a journalism student for outstanding environmental reporting. 

Lloyd Allen David Endowed Presidential Scholarship Fund in Journalism - For junior or senior students with major in Journalism. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Charles Robert Devall Journalism Award -Awarded to and upper-division journalism student who has demonstrated the greatest independence and originality as a journalism student. Preference may be given to students who have expressed interest in making a career of newspaper work. The scholarship shall not be awarded to students who are focusing on or have expressed a primary interest in broadcast journalism.

Maxine Smith Elam Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Journalism - For junior or senior students with major in Journalism. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Frenchy Falik Journalism Award – Given to a journalism student entering their senior year who is a member of the staff of “The Daily Texan”, to be used to fund a journalistic opportunity in the summer. The scholarship is not based on need, but rather on creative talent and dedication to print journalism. *awarded through a separate application process.

Chet Flippo Journalism Scholarship-For undergraduate students majoring in journalism who are in good academic standing and have financial need.

Lois Sager Foxhall Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Journalism-For junior or senior students enrolled in the School of Journalism who are in good academic standing and who have financial need. Students must 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered.

Dr. Alberto G. Garcia Scholarship –For a deserving student enrolled in the School of Journalism.

Martin L. Gibson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Journalism - For undergraduate journalism students with preference for students in print journalism who are on the Daily Texan staff.

Clarence E. Gilmore Prize For a Journalism student who writes the best essay on the value of safety as applied to industry or transportation.

Everett Hullum Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism - To provide scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in Journalism who exhibit a financial need. Recipients need not be the most meritorious students or have the highest GPAs, but they should exhibit qualities that suggest they will be excellent journalists.

Claudia Taylor Johnson Journalism Scholarship - Given to students with major in Journalism.

Dock Williamson Lott and Loise McDonald Lott Scholarship – Given to undergraduates to support summer journalism internships. Recipients will be selected based on their academic record and financial need. *awarded through a separate application process

Georgia Lucas Scholarship Fund in Journalism - Given to undergraduate students with major in Journalism

Ward C. Mayborn Journalism Scholarship - Awarded to an upper-division students on the basis of need and merit. Preference may be given to recipients who want to be a newspaper man or woman. Student should be partly self-supporting and who has shown initiative in helping to support himself. Student should show merit as well as need, but particularly should show a history of determination.The scholarship shall not be awarded to students who are focusing on or have expressed a primary interest in broadcast journalism.

Staley and Beverly McBrayer Endowed Fund in Community Journalism - To support undergraduate student scholarships and preference may be given to students who have expressed an interest in working in community journalism.

Jon Meacham Scholarship in Journalism-Awards made to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Journalism that are in good academic standing as determined by the School's scholarship committee and who have a financial need.

Carl R. and Jane Miller Journalism Scholarship Fund - Award made to students in Journalism. Preference may be given to students who have expressed interest in the field of community or weekly newspaper journalism. The Scholarship Committee, in making the awards, shall give consideration to the following factors when possible: Applicants who have expressed interest in community or weekly newspaper journalism, scholastic record, and financial need. The scholarship shall not be awarded to students who are focusing on or have expressed a primary interest in  broadcast journalism.

Joseph-Reuben Montoya Endowed Memorial Scholarship- Award made to a Journalism student with preference given to a student from Houston with financial need who is expected to be the first in their family to graduate from college. (Students with parents who may have attended college, but who did not fulfill the requirements for graduation from an institution of higher education, are included in the first generation preference.)

Frank Morrow Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Business Journalism - Award made to a junior or senior journalism major who is a US citizen, a permanent resident of the US, or a naturalized citizen with at least 10 years residence in the US. Student must be pursing the Business Foundations Certificate and have at least 45 hours in residence; preference given to financial need and fluency in Spanish. Leadership roles should be considered.

Sonia and Javier Perez Scholarship in Journalism – Given to Spanish speaking undergraduates with financial need who are from Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy, or Cameron County. Preference is given to applicants with at least a 3.0 GPA.

J. Michael Quinn Scholarship and Student Support Endowment in Journalism – For upper-division students in journalism with preference given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who demonstrate financial need and are members of a student professional organization, and who exhibit professional intent in extracurricular activities and internships. The scholarship shall not be awarded to students who are focusing on or have expressed a primary interest in broadcast journalism.

Helen M. Powell Traveling Fellowship – Given to a junior or senior journalism student to support summer travel, either domestic or international, for the purpose of learning about other places and their peoples and reporting on, portraying or depicting them for an audience through the craft of journalism. *awarded through a separate application process

DeWitt C. Reddick Journalism Scholarship Fund - Given to students with a major in Journalism and who have financial need. with a preference for participation in UIL journalism events and dedication to a career in journalism.

Neva McMurry Riedel Scholarship in Journalism –To provide scholarship support for upper division students in journalism, showing evidence of notable achievement in academic coursework, aptitude for success and financial need. Preference may be given to students who have expressed interest in news reporting. The scholarship shall not be awarded to students who are focusing on or have expressed a primary interest in broadcast journalism.

Joe Roddy, Jr. Headliners Foundation Scholarship in Broadcast News - Award made to a journalism major in broadcast news who is registered as a full-time student with a GPA of 3.0 and a Texas resident.

Brandon Schantz Memorial Endowment - To provide meaningful work experiences for aspiring broadcast journalism majors. Recipients will be selected annually to receive a stipend to cover living expenses associated with a 10-week summer internship at a television station or media outlet. *awarded through a separate application process

Doc Sellers Endowed Presidential Scholarship for Print Journalism Students - Funds shall be used under the guidelines of the Endowed Presidential Scholarship program to support undergraduate students enrolled in journalism. The scholarship shall not be awarded to students who are focusing on or have expressed a primary interest in broadcast journalism. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Lane Smith Memorial Scholarship – Given to undergraduate television journalism students who possess a superior academic and leadership background.

Debra Ann Davis Stanley Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Journalism - For junior or senior students enrolled in the School of Journalism who are in good academic standing and who have financial need. Students must 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered.

Mattia Family Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Journalism - Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates. Preference is to be given to students with a dedication to reporting on human rights issues, especially those of gender equality.

Carmage & Martha Ann Walls Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Journalism - For junior or senior students of journalism who are from the geographic areas served by Southern Newspapers, Inc. and Walls Investment newspapers. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Paul C. & Julia A. Watler Endowed Scholarship for Investigative Journalism -Given to undergraduate students of average academic merit (2.25 - 3.0 GPA). Preference may be given to students interested in pursuing a career in investigative journalism.
 
Christopher Williams-Susan Dillon Journalism Scholarship -Given to undergraduate students in journalism for scholarship awards. Preference shall be given to students with a financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or better and exhibition of professional intent by their extra curricular activities and internships. The scholarships shall not be awarded to students who are focusing on or have expressed a primary interest in broadcast journalism.

Hal John Wimberly Memorial Scholarship in Journalism - Award made to full-time junior or senior majoring in journalism, preferably with a specialization in newspaper and with financial need; GPA should be taken into account.

William Russell Young, Jr. Centennial Scholarship –Given to a graduate student or an undergraduate in the area of photojournalism with demonstrated talent in the field. Student must have completed J316 and have completed, or currently be enrolled in J325.

 


The scholarships listed below are awarded through the Moody College's Scholarship Application. In addition to these, there are several scholarships administered by the RTF Department.

Scholarships given by the Department of Radio-TV-Film

Arch Campbell Endowed Scholarship in Radio, Television & Film - to provide scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Radio, Television & Film.

Gregory Dalton Drago "Spirit of Life" Endowed Presidential Scholarship For a junior or senior student in the Department of Radio-TV-Film who has been touched by a serious of life threatening illness or event in his/her life. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

Wayne H. Edwards Sr. and Wayne H. Edwards Jr. Memorial Scholarship- for undergraduate students in the Department of Radio-Television-Film who are in good academic standing, Texas residents and who have completed less than 75 credit hours.

J. L. Fly Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Communication –For a junior or senior Radio-TV-Film student who intends to pursue a career in media studies. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting between equally meritorious candidates.

AnChi and Matt Laster Scholarship - given to an undergraduate student majoring in Radio-Television-Film. This student should be a Junior or Senior in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.25 or higher and have a financial need.

Paul Pierre Standifer Endowed Scholarship in Film Production – Awarded to a junior or senior in the Radio-TV-Film department who has a desire for a career in film production. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need and must have completed, or currently be enrolled in RTF 366K – Intro to Narrative.

Randy Kelleher Endowed Scholarship in Film –Awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Radio-Television-Film with a minimum of 60 hours undergraduate credit and 3.0 GPA. One-half to be awarded in the Fall & one-half in the Spring. Based on ability and promise, with need considered when ability and promise appear equal.

Richard S. “Cactus” Pryor Scholarship - Awarded to full-time juniors and seniors with demonstrated financial need in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. Preference given to students with a record of involvement in civic and community service.

Warren E. Skaaren Endowed Presidential Scholarship –Awarded to a students pursuing a major in the film industry field, including screenwriting, directing, and cinema photography (pertains to film exclusively, not to theatre or radio). Recipients may be junior, senior, or graduate students who have demonstrated talent, academic ability, and financial need. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 45 hours of coursework taken in-residence and be enrolled full-time during the award period. Leadership roles should be considered. Graduate students must hold at least one baccalaureate degree and be registered as a full-time graduate student; scholastic merit should include artistic, musical and creative merit, and leadership roles in current or prior university or industry settings may be considered.

Sol Taishoff Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Broadcasting –Given to a junior, senior, or graduate student in the Radio-TV-Film department who is studying broadcasting and planning a career in broadcasting. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need.


Scholarships designated for Study Abroad

All of the scholarships listed on this site may be used for UT-approved study abroad programs, but the following scholarships are intended to support participation in certain programs.

Laura L'Esperance Study Abroad Scholarship -To support students studying abroad on the SPICE Program.
 

All scholarships listed on this webpage may be used for fall or spring semester UT-approved Study Abroad programs unless otherwise noted.

Additional scholarships are awarded by UT's Study Abroad Office via their Study Abroad Scholarships Database.