Foundation Scholarships

Applications are currently being accepted for the following scholarships:

Lawrence C. Albers Film Scholarship [Application]
This scholarship is given to a senior whose emphasis is film. They must have a 3.0 G.P.A. in FLM courses.

Andrew C. Austin Memorial Scholarship [Application]
This is annual scholarship is given to a junior or senior majoring in media production (formerly know as television production) who has maintained a G.P.A. of 2.5 or better.

W. C. Shoemaker Journalism Scholarship [Application]
This scholarship goes to an in-state student (junior or senior) that is majoring in journalism with a news editorial emphasis.

 

Applications should be sent to the following, or hand-delivered to College Hall 106:

School of Mass Communication and Journalism
c/o Mandy Nace
118 College Drive #5121
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Application deadline: July 1, 2014


 

The application period has ended for the following scholarships:

Frank Buckley Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was set up to provide aid to capable and deserving tudents majoring in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism.


Staci Cochran Davis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship provides monetary support to a junior or senior majoring in advertising who maintains a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. 


Robert C. Cook Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship goes to a student majoring in Journalism (News Editorial, Photojournalism, or Public Relations) with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 in the major. Students need to apply for this scholarship by completing the departmental application and the 2014-2015 FAFSA either online or through Financial Aid.


Jeff Cropco Memorial Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to students involved with The Student Printz at The University of Southern Mississippi. The student must be the current Sports Editor of The Printz, however, it is not necessary that he/she have a declared majored in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. This scholarship is awarded in the fall and spring semester of every year. Contact Mandy Nace at Amanda.Tilley@usm.edu for more information.


Michael Fatherree Memorial Scholarship
Provides a scholarship to a deserving junior or senior journalism student within the public relations emaphasis area. The minimum overall G.P.A. required is 3.0.


Tom Fredian Memorial Scholarship
 (not available at this time)
Provides aid to a student majoring in public relations with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The recipient must be a resident of Harrison or Hancock counties in Mississippi.


Bill Hunsberger Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, and is rotated annually between a journalism major at the University of Southern Mississippi, a journalism major at the University of Mississippi and a political science major at Mississippi State University who has media involvement. The recipient must be a full-time female student entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study in the selected field at the specific school for that year, and there is no required GPA but the applicant should be a well-rounded, solid scholar. This is a one time, non-renewable award.


Melanie and Bill Hunsberger Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a worthy and qualified student majoring in either broadcast, public relations, news editorial or photojournalism.


W.E. "Bud" Kirkpatrick Endowment

This scholarship is awarded to a student of junior or senior status majoring in public relations.


Leonard Lowrey Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides direct aid to students who demonstrate a need financially, have an interest in journalism, and show high potential in the fields of journalism. Students need to apply for this scholarship by completing both the departmental application as well as their 2014-2015 FAFSA either online or through Financial Aid.


Milly East Martin Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship goes to a student majoring in the area of public relations.


Tarsha McLaurin Annual Scholarship
This scholarship will go to a minority student majoring in journalism (broadcast, news-ed, photo, or public relations). The student should be either an upcoming junior or senior.


Mississippi Media Professionals Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in journalism (broadcast, news editorial, photo, or public relations).


Damian E. Morgan Scholarship in Photography
This is to provide scholarship support to a junior, senior, or graduate student studying photography. Applicants must provide a mini-portfolio of 5 prints to the School of Mass Communication and Journalism upon applying.


Marvin & Betty Reuben Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide aid to an outstanding student majoring in broadcast journalism in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism.


Barbara Rene Shoemake Public Relations Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide monetary support to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Public Relations with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference shall be given to members of the Public Relations Student Society of America.