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Journalism & Printing Scholarships

Arkansas Press Association Scholarship

Student must be a resident of Arkansas, express an interest in newspaper work in Arkansas and be a sophomore, junior or senior with emphasis in news-editorial, advertising or photojournalism.

Tex Plunkett Scholarships

These two scholarships were established in honor of journalism department founder and former chair Tex Plunkett, and they are available for incoming freshmen majoring in journalism. The scholarships are based on high school academic record, recommendation of high school journalism adviser or counselor and interest in journalism as a career.

Adrian Headley Scholarship

Public Relations Emphasis- This scholarship is based on academic record, involvement in PR activities on and off campus, and the potential for a successful career in public relations.

Bobby Ruff Printing Scholarship

In honor of a long-time printing services manager and former director, this scholarship is for students majoring in printing. Applications are accepted in early spring.

Chad Lewis Memorial

This scholarship is open to all majors with an interest in a career of photojournalism, documentary sports or wildlife photography.

Dr. Robert L. Hoskins Memorial Scholarship

In memory of founding dean of the college, the scholarship is for a student new to the university majoring in journalism or radio-television. Applications are accepted in early spring.

Graphic Arts Club Outstanding Member Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded annually during spring semester.

The Herald

Students working in news and advertising leadership positions on The Herald are awarded scholarships on a semester-by-semester basis.

Lloyd Keith Meharg Scholarship

For students majoring in printing. Applications are accepted in early spring.

Robert Kern Graphic Arts Club Scholarship

In honor of a long-time director of printing services, this scholarship is for students majoring in printing. Applications are accepted in early spring.

Troutt Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Journalism majors with emphasis in news-editorial, advertising, or photojournalism.

Whitehead-Kimball Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students who are interested in community journalism.

William Randolph Hearst Scholarships

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who are classified as racial minorities and pursuing a major in journalism or radio-television. Applications may be made at any time to the dean's office, but most scholarships are awarded in early spring for the following academic year.

RTV Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

Arkansas Broadcasters Association Ted Rand Memorial Scholarship

Each year the Arkansas Broadcasters Association awards its Ted Rand Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship to a selected Arkansas high school senior who plans to major in radio-television at Arkansas State University. The scholarship covers tuition expenses for the fall semester and is renewable to cover tuition expenses the following spring semester.

Applications for the scholarship are taken each spring. The winner is selected on the basis of his/her academic record and class standing, standardized test scores, school and community activities, recommendation by the counselor or principal, and expressed interest in broadcasting as a career. Finalists are asked to submit an audition tape recording.

Any Arkansas high school senior interested in applying for the scholarship should contact his/her local radio or TV station or high school guidance counselor in the spring, or write to the Chairman of the Department of Radio-TV at ASU. Only students in Arkansas high schools are eligible to apply for the ABA's Ted Rand Broadcasting Scholarship.

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Charles Rasberry Scholarship

This scholarship, established in honor of former RTV Chairman Charles Rasberry, is available to incoming freshmen. The winner is selected on the basis of his/her academic record and class standing, standardized test scores, school and community activities, recommendation by the counselor or principal, and expressed interest in broadcasting as a career.

Dr. Robert L. Hoskins Memorial Scholarship

In memory of founding dean of the college, the scholarship is for a student new to the university majoring in radio-television or journalism. Applications are accepted in early spring.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Marvin Vines Scholarship

An annual award is given in honor of the late Arkansas farm broadcaster Marvin Vines to a student majoring in Radio-TV at ASU. Endowed by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the award is given each spring to an RTV major who will be a senior the following fall semester. The amount varies but generally is about $350.

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Rogers Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship program was created by an endowment from Mrs. J. D. Rogers of Pine Bluff in memory of her late husband. All enrolled freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are Radio-Television majors are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted in early spring. This scholarship is awarded annually. The amount varies but generally is about $500.

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Television Broadcasters Of Arkansas Scholarship

Any ASU Radio-TV major who will be a junior or senior in the upcoming fall semester is eligible to apply for this scholarship worth $500. The recipient is selected on the basis of his/her academic record, college activities, and commitment to a career in broadcasting, cable or related field. Financial need is also a consideration for this scholarship.

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William Randolph Hearst Scholarships

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who are classified as racial minorities and pursuing a major in radio-television or journalism. Applications may be made at any time to the dean's office, but most scholarships are awarded in early spring for the following academic year.

ASU-TV Student Staff

Students are in charge of the programming on the University's local cable channel, accessible both on campus and in the Jonesboro community. A student staff, which includes five paid student positions, executes local programming and acquires independent production from sources outside the University. The paid positions are Student Cable Station Manager, Sports Producer, News/Public Affairs Producer, SGA/Music Producer, and Web/Multimedia Producer. Students to fill these positions are chosen by a faculty committee.

KASU Student Staff

The Department employs some Radio-TV majors to work at KASU at night and on weekends. Any Radio-TV major may apply. Notices are posted as openings occur. Salary is dependent upon hours worked.

Other Financial Aid

There are other sources of financial aid available to incoming freshmen students and to currently enrolled students (regardless of their major field of study) at Arkansas State University, For information concerning loans, federal grants, work study, etc., write:

ASU Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 1620
State University, AR 72467

Entering freshmen interested in academic scholarships should request an application form from:

ASU Admissions Office
P.O. Box 1630
State University, AR 72467

Applications for academic scholarships are accepted between January first and February first, the deadline for applications each year.

Communication Studies Scholarships

Arthur Ray "Kip" Moore Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to speech communication majors. It is based on the financial need and GPA of the student.

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Debate Team Scholarships

Students in lead positions on the Debate Team are awarded scholarships on a semester-by-semester basis.

Mary Sue Moore Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Communication Studies majors. It is based on student GPA and financial need.

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