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    Deadline for all scholarships is February 1

     

    SCHOOL OF MEDIA & JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS

     

  • Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

    These Scholarships are available for INCOMING FRESHMEN. Please click on the application link below and upload all required materials.  By completing the online application, you are eligible to be considered for all of our private scholarships, except the Arkansas Broadcasters Association Ted Rand scholarship.  That requires a separate application that is found below.

    A scholarship committee will review all applications to decide who will be awarded the appropriate scholarship and you will be informed by email if you receive one of the scholarships.

    Privately Funded Scholarships application > >

    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.

    This scholarship has a separate application.
    Download ABA Ted Rand Scholarship application >>

    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. You must include a recommendation by a counselor or principal with your application.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. You must include a recommendation from a journalism adviser or counselor with your application.

    Whitehead-Kimball Scholarship
    This scholarship is available for students who are interested in community journalism.

    William Randolph Hearst Minority 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, but most scholarships are awarded in early spring for the following academic year.

  • Scholarships for Returning A-State Students

    These Scholarships are available for RETURNING A-STATE students.  Please download the application and identify which of these scholarships you are seeking.  You may list up to four scholarships. 

    A school committee will review all applications to decide who will be awarded the scholarship.  During this review process, the committee may decide to give you a scholarship for which you did not apply.

    Download RETURNING STUDENT application > >

     

    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.

    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 sportscast by saying “I’m Dick Clay and that’s sports.”

    Graphic Arts Club Outstanding Member Scholarship
    Scholarship is awarded annually during spring semester.

    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.

    Lloyd Keith Meharg Scholarship
    For students majoring in Graphic Communication. 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 in addition to the application.    Please submit your application for the Nancy C. Everett Scholarship to either the College of Business, the School of Media & Journalism or the Department of Communication.

    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.

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

    Whitehead-Kimball Scholarship
    This scholarship is available for students who are interested in community journalism.

    William Randolph Hearst Minority 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 director’s office, but most scholarships are awarded in early spring for the following academic year.

    This scholarship has a separate application.
    Download Hearst Minority Scholarship application >>