The Department of Communication & Journalism offers five endowed scholarships. The annual awards range from approximately $600 to $3,000, and between 15 and 20 students each year receive the scholarships.
The awards are made by a faculty committee each April for use in the next academic year. Applications are available online here. This year, applications must be received in the department office, room 466 OEC, by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Late applications are not accepted.
Department of Communication and Journalism
2115 Summit Ave.
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096
For more information, call 651-962-5250
To apply, current UST students must be majoring in communication and journalsm. Prospective UST students must be high school seniors who have applied to and been admitted to the university with an intention to major in this department. Students who received a scholarship may re-apply for one in subsequent years; these scholarships are not renewed annually without successful re-application. Students who applied for but were not awarded a scholarship are welcome to re-apply in subsequent years as well.
If elgible, students may apply for any or all of the following five scholarships:
Whalen Scholarships are named for the late Father James Whalen, long-time faculty member and department chairman who specialized in teaching Media Ethics. Whalen scholarships are given on the basis of academic merit, commitment to community service and career-related activities, and the promise of success in a media career. Applicants who are current UST students should have completed at least two communication and journalism courses.
Leyden Scholarships are named for the late Donald Leyden, who was a founder of the original Department of Journalism. He also directed UST's University Relations office for many years. Leyden scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, commitment to community service and career-related activities, and the promise of success in a media career.
Vachon Scholarships are named for John F. Vachon, a member of UST's class of 1935, and were established by his brother, Robert Vachon. John Vachon was one of America's outstanding photojournalists. Vachon scholarships are awarded to students who show promise as photojournalists. The awards are made on the basis of academic excellence and photojournalistic excellence as demonstrated by a portfolio of photographic work. Demonstration of work experience as a photographer for TommieMedia.com or other publications is a plus.
Minnesota Journalists Abroad. This scholarship provides study abroad funds to a COJO major who is intending to work in journalism. The recipient must a junior or senior during the year the scholarship is received and must be studying abroad that year. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need. For application materials, contact scholarship committee chair Robert Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Media Group. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one COJO major with an emphasis in advertising. The recipient must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and be a junior or senior during the year the scholarship is received. For application materials, contact scholarship committee chair Robert Craig at email@example.com.