Deadline for all scholarship applications is February 1
School of Media and Journalism Scholarships
These scholarships are available to students in programs across the school:
Dick Clay "That's Sports" Scholarship
The Dick Clay “That’s Sports” scholarship was established by family and friends of Dick Clay who attained his Bachelor’s Degree in 1968 and his Masters' degree in 1969 in Education. Dick was the Sports Director of KAIT-TV from 1970-1988. His nickname was “Dickie-Bird.” He closed every sports cast by saying “I’m Dick Clay and that’s sports.”
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 Media and Communications. Applications are accepted in early spring.
Mark Eugene Crow Scholarship
The Mark Eugene Crow Memorial Scholarship was created by his family in loving memory of a bright light that was extinguished too soon. It is our hope that recipients of this award will use it in the same spirit of service and leadership that Mark Crow exhibited, and that each recipient will fulfill a portion of Mark’s unrealized promise in his or her own special way. Applicants should have at least 30 hours of credits and be in good academic standing with at least a 2.75 grade point average. Applicants should have a strong interest in community service and/or service to others.
Nancy C Everitt Scholarship
Applications for the Nancy C. Everitt Scholarship are due on April 7th. This $2900 scholarship is intended for students interested in Entrepreneurship. Students who have started their own business, or plan to have their own business in the future, should write a description of their entrepreneurial efforts and future plans. Please submit your application for the Nancy C. Everett Scholarship to either the College of Business or the College of Media and Communication.
William Randolph Hearst Scholarships
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who are classified as racial minorities and pursuing a major in Multimedia journalism, Creative Media Production or Strategic Communications . 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.
Department of Media Scholarships
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 any broadcast emphasis 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 Media at A-State. Only students in Arkansas high schools are eligible to apply for the ABA's Ted Rand Broadcasting Scholarship.
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 a broadcast emphasis at A-State. Endowed by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the award is given each spring to a major who will be a senior the following fall semester. The amount varies but generally is about $350.
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.
Bobby Ruff Printing Scholarship
In honor of a long-time printing services manager and former director, this scholarship is for students majoring in Graphic Communication. Applications are accepted in early spring.
Bonnie Thrasher Memorial Scholarship
The Bonnie Thrasher Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of a beloved faculty member who devoted her life to her students and advised The Herald for more than 20 years. It is for undergraduate full-time students who have at least 30 hours completed. They must be a Journalism major who shows promise and demonstrates need. Preference is given to students who have worked for The Herald. Recipients who are in good standing can reapply each year.
Chad Lewis Memorial
This scholarship is open to all majors with an interest in a career of photojournalism, documentary sports or wildlife photography.
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.
Cleat Stanfill Scholarship
Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to major in Radio-Television and must be a graduate from Southeast Missouri or Northeast Arkansas. Priority will be given to students from Pemiscot and Dunklin counties in Missouri at the first preference with second preference given to other Southeast Missouri Counties. Counties in Northeast Arkansas will be given third preference.
Graphic Arts Club Outstanding Member Scholarship
Scholarship is awarded annually during spring semester.
Jay Palmer Beard & Veda Pruett Beard Scholarship
This scholarship is to be given to student who is at the junior or senior level and pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipient is eligible to reapply provided he/she continues to meet the criteria.
John Cramer Scholarship
This scholarship is given to students with an emphasis in broadcast journalism. This student can be a freshmen, sophomore or junior with at least a GPA of 3.0. Recipient must be committed to a career in broadcast journalism.
Kenneth Lane Radio-Television Scholarship
Scholarship given to a student who is a full-time student majoring in Department of Media.
For students pursuing a career in broadcast television with at least 30 hours of credits with a minimum of 2.5 GPA who demonstrates need. Student must submit a portfolio with application. Current recipients are eligible to receive the award again but they must reapply each year.
Lloyd Keith Meharg Scholarship
For students majoring in Graphic Communication. Applications are accepted in early spring.
Roy & Pat Ockert Herald Editor Scholarship
This scholarship is given to the student who is the current editor of the ASU Herald Newspaper and a new editor will be chosen each semester.
Robert Kern Graphic Arts Club Scholarship
In honor of a long-time director of printing services, this scholarship is for students majoring in Graphic Communication. Applications are accepted in early spring.
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 majoring in a broadcast emphasis are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted in early spring. This scholarship is awarded annually. The amount varies but generally is about $500.
Television Broadcasters Of Arkansas Scholarship
Any A-State student majoring in broadcast emphasis 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.
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.
This scholarship is open to Journalism majors with emphasis in news-editorial or photojournalism.
This scholarship is available for students who are interested in community journalism.
Department of Communication Scholarships
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.
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.
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.
This scholarship is open to Strategic Communication majors with emphasis in Advertising.
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:
A-State Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 1620
State University, AR 72467
Entering freshmen interested in academic scholarships should request an application form from:
Office of Admissions, Records & Administration
PO Box 1570
State University, AR 72467
Applications for academic scholarships are accepted between January first and February first, the deadline for applications each year.