School of Communication & the Arts
Privately Funded Scholarships
The following awards and fellowships are from external sources.
Amount: $2,000; 8 awards
Eligibility: Chartway Federal Credit Union (CFCU) established a scholarship open to all Chartway, HeritageWest, and SouthWest Community Members who are currently enrolled in varying levels of study, including those pursuing a graduate degree. Each applicant must have his/her own account or be the joint owner of an account prior to submission. The account must be in good standing--meaning owning at least one share of the credit union--by April 18, 2014. To apply or to learn more about this scholarship, please click on the title above.
Deadline: April 18, 2014
Ambassadorial Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: This program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there are Rotary clubs, must have completed at least two years of college-level coursework or equivalent professional experience before commencing their scholarship studies. Initial application must be made through a Rotary club in the applicant's legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment. Additional Info: For additional information please click on the title above.
American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: Student must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one-fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood. Student must demonstrate financial need after exhausting available aid at the college financial aid office. Student must be attending an accredited graduate school in the U.S. Deadlines & additional Info: For additional information please click on the title above.
Americorps – Type: Fellowship Award: Full-time members receive an education award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back student loans. They also receive health insurance, training, and student loan deferment. About half of the members also receive a modest annual living allowance of about $9,300, along with health insurance. Members who serve part-time receive a partial education award. Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident age 17 or older. Members must serve full or part time over a 10- to 12-month period. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title above.
Anti-Defamation League: Dore Schary Awards – Type: Contest Award: $2,000 Eligibility: Must be a student in graduate or undergraduate school majoring in film and television. All productions should be submitted in DVD, mini DV, BETA or 1/2 inch VHS format, with a completed entry form and a supporting letter from a faculty sponsor. Any film and video productions With the exception of actors in dramatic films and/or videos (who can be professionals), all phases of production must be completed by student personnel. For productions dealing with themes that communicate the harm to society from hatred, bigotry, racism, and/or anti-Semitism, and themes that support diversity, are eligible. Productions based on previously published works of fiction are not eligible. It is suggested that entries be insured and sent by registered mail. Entries will not be returned. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title above or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-885-7804.
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarship – Type: Contest Award: 1st Place Prize: $10,000, 3 2nd Place Prizes: $2,000, 5 3rd Place Prizes: $400, 20 Finalists: $100, and 20 Semifinalists: $50 Eligibility & deadlines: Must be a college student and write an essay based on Ayn Rand's Novel "ATLAS SHRUGGED" according to the guidelines. For complete information on this program please click on the title above.
CDS International – Type: Fellowship/Internship Award: Participants will receive a €400 monthly stipend, dormitory housing and health insurance during the nine-month program. Eligibility: Applicant must be an American professional between the ages of 23-34. Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, journalism/mass communications, law, political science and public affairs/public policy. Deadline & additional info: For current deadlines and additional information please click on the title above.
Daniel Kovach Foundation Scholarship – Type: Scholarships Award: Varying Deadline & additional info: For additional information on the individual programs, deadlines and general information please click on the title above.
Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Amount: $10,000 Eligibility: Must be a graduate student pursuing a career in children's media that furthers the values and principles of Fred Rogers' work. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information or to download an application please click on the title.
Get Educated Online Scholarship Program - Type: Scholarship. Amount: $1,000 - awarded twice per year. Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in an accredited online degree program located in the USA with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Application: Click on the scholarship title in order to access a link to download the official application. Additional Info: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay, attach a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript, attach a copy of your most recent FAFSA or 1040 tax return, and mail everything to the address listed on the application.
Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship - Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 Eligibility: Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a Study Abroad program at the time of submission. Student will be judged on their essay completed as part of the application. Additional Info: Click on the link above for the most up to date information.
Go! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship - Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 Eligibility: Any student participating in a volunteer program abroad is eligible to apply. The award is based on the students essay submitted with the application. Additional Info: Click on the link above for the most up to date information.
Guide to Online Schools Scholarship Opportunities - Type: Scholarships. Eligibility: Varies depending on award. Amount: Varies - typically around $2,000. Eligibility: Varies depending on specific award offered. Application: Click on scholarship title to access online application. Additional Info: The scholarhips change and vary throughout the years. Please click on scholarship title to review deadlines, awards, and other pertinent information.
Award: $500 - $1,000
Eligibility: Current Undergraduate or prospective graduate students who will be enrolled in a communications-related field of study.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Application: College Media Scholarship Application
Harry S. Truman Library Institute – Type: Grants & Fellowships Award: $1,000 to $30,000 Eligibility: fellowships are available to graduate and undergraduate students to support historical research on Mr. Truman's Administration or on other periods of his public career. Deadlines: Deadlines vary depending on the program. Additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
iModules Scholarships– Type: Scholarship Award: $1,500 per year Eligibility:You must be a full-time student with a C grade point average. Deadlines & additional Info: For additional information please click on title.
Institute for Humane Studies – Type: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships and Research Grants Award: From $3000 stipend to $12,000 scholarships Eligibility & deadlines: For additional information please click on the title above.
Inter American Press Association – Type: Internship/scholarship Award: Stipend of $20,000 and one-time round trip airfare for the year Eligibility: Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, journalism and mass communications, law, political science and public affairs/public policy. The program provides young American professionals (23-34) with executive level internships in the federal government and private sectors in Germany. Seminars in Berlin, Frankfurt/M. and Munich, as well as visits to Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium and France provide a meaningful understanding of issues facing the European Union and Germany today. Deadline: December 31 Additional info: For additional information on the individual programs or to receive an application please click on the title or contact: IAPA Scholarship Fund 1801 SW 3rd. avenue, Miami, FL 33129 - U.S.A.
Jeffery W. Corriveau Scholarship– Type: Scholarship Award: $500 per year Eligibility:two scholarships are in the following areas: one (1) $500.00 scholarship in performance and one (1) $500.00 scholarship in Technical Theatre. This scholarship is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in professional theatre or theatre education. .Deadline & additional info: For current deadlines and additional information please click on the title.
Le Petit Scholarships - Type: Scholarship. Award: Two $1,000 scholarships per semester. Eligibility: For any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
in the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 semester at any accredited American
college, university, or institution of higher education. Deadline & Additional Info: Applicants should email their essay of 500 words or more to LeScholarship@gmail.com. Submission deadlines are December 15, 2012, and May 15, 2013.
Lifetime Federal Tax Credit – Type: Tax credit Award: 20% tax credit for first $5,000 of tuition and fees through 2002, and for the first 10,000 thereafter. Eligibility: Lifetime Learning Credit for College Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students and working Americans pursuing lifelong learning to upgrade their skills. For those beyond the first two years of college, or taking classes part-time to improve or upgrade their job skills, the family will receive a The credit is available for net tuition and fees (less grant aid) paid for post-secondary enrollment after June 30, 1998. The credit is available on a per-taxpayer (family) basis. The credit is phased out for joint filers between $80,000 and $100,000 of income, and for single filers between $40,000 and $50,000 (indexed after 2001). Deadlines & additional info: For deadlines and general information please click on the title above.
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: Amounts vary Eligibility: Applicant must be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder. Must currently be receiving medical treatment, including medications and psychiatric follow-ups. Must be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts, or school enrollment. NOTE: Correspondence and distance learning courses, online courses and non-credit courses are not covered under this scholarship. This scholarship is only available to U. S. citizens attending classes within the United States. Deadline: January 14 Additional info: Completed application package includes an application form, essay, transcripts, recommendation forms from three references, and school financial requirements including a completed FAFSA. The application can be downloaded by clicking on the title. Correspondence and distance learning courses, online courses, and no-credit courses are not covered under the scholarship. Contact: email@example.com. If you do not have internet access or you may contact them by calling 1-800-809-8202.
Lois Roulston Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club Single-Parent Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: $1500 Eligibility: Must be a single parent continuing his/her education. Deadline: April 15, annually Additional info: submit completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email to Tonya Jones, Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club, 3845 Liberty Ridge, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
National Federation of the Blind – Type: Scholarship Award: $3,000-$10,000. Eligibility: Must be legally blind and meet the other criteria outlined in the application form. Deadline: March 31 Additional info: For an application or additional information please click on the title or contact: Peggy Elliott, Chairman, National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Committee, 805 Fifth Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.
National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) – Type: Scholarships & Grants Award: $2,000-$5,000. Eligibility: The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. Deadline & additional info: For current deadlines and other information please click on the title. Applications for NIAF scholarships can only be submitted on-line by clicking here .
Project Management Institute - Type:Scholarship Award:$1,000. Eligibility:The
Hampton Roads Chapter of the Project Management Institute is offering
up to five scholarships to any student preparing to enter or already
attending a college or university and pursuing a bachelor, masters or
doctoral degree. Deadline: June 1 Additional Info:For more information, please click on the title above.
Scholarships for Native American Students – Type: Scholarships Award: Amounts vary Eligibility: Native American students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. Deadline & additional info: For additional information please click on the title above.
Roothbert Fund, Inc. – Type: Scholarship/Grant Award: $2,000-$3,000 Eligibility: Applicant must be a permanent resident of the following states as of March 1: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. All applicants are eligible regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. Deadline: February 1. Completed application forms must be postmarked no later than February 1 to be considered for the following year. Applications for renewal grants have the same deadline. Additional info: VERY IMPORTANT--BEFORE YOU CONSIDER APPLYING: Please note that applicant interviews are scheduled on extremely short notice in March and are held in New York (NY), New Haven (CT), Philadelphia (PA) and Washington, DC. The Fund designates a two-month period from December 1 to January 31 each year in which printed applications forms are made available. Requests for application forms should be directed to the Fund after December 1 for the ensuing school year. To obtain a copy of the current application form, submit a written request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: The Roothbert Fund, Inc., 475 Riverside Drive, Room 252, New York, NY 10115 between December 1 and January 31.
Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Awards vary upon program Eligibility: To be eligible for the Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs, students must be accepted and enrolled at a Title IV eligible, accredited postsecondary two- or four-year college or university, vocational, or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico and meet program-specific eligibility requirements.
Below is a list of scholarship programs:
-Salle Mae Fund "First in My Family Scholarship Program": This program is in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 per Hispanic-American student.
-The Salle Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program: This program is intended to help financial aid officers meet the needs of students whose financial aid packages fall short by $1,000 or more. Open to families with a combined income of less than $30,000.
-The Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship Program: This program offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to African-American students with demonstrated financial need.
-The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Program: The Fund provides scholarship renewals based on economic need for students with combined family incomes of $35,000 or less. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000.
-The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund: The 911 Education Fund provides scholarship dollars to children of those who were killed or permanently disabled in the attacks. This fund also provides grants, which enable spouses of those who were killed or deemed permanently disabled in the attacks to pay off their Sallie Mae education loans.
Deadlines & additional info: For further information on these scholarship programs please click on the title or call: 1-888-272-5543.
Soroptimist International Woman's Opportunity Award – Type: Scholarship Award: Local award is $1500 with the possibility of a regional award ($3000 - $5000) Eligibility: Must be a female looking to enter or re-enter the job market or to further her skill and training to upgrade her employment status. Deadlines & additional info: For more information please contact Gail Kelley, Soroptimist International of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, 111 East Belvedere Road, Norfolk, VA 23505, 757-489-1435, email@example.com.
Stoody-West Scholarship – Type: Scholarship/Grant Award: $6000 Fellowship Eligibility: The grants will assist two Christian students in their post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intend on pursuing a career in religious journalism. Deadline: Applications are due by March 15 annually. Additional Info: Application forms may be obtained in 3 ways: on-line submission, download from the website, or to obtain through the mail write to: Fellowship Committee, United Methodist Communications, Public Media Division, P O Box 320, Nashville, TN 37202-0320; or call: (615)742-5407, (615)476-7766. They may also be reached at: Fellowship Committee, Communications Resourcing Team – UMCom, PO Box 320, Nashville, TN 37202-0320; or call: 1-888-CRT-4UMC or 1-888-278-4862, email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Survivors of Childhood Cancer – Type: Scholarship Award: Amounts may vary. Eligibility: Click title above for additional information. Deadlines & additional Info: For additional information please call 1-800-227-2345.
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship Program Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: Program is open to high school seniors or individuals who plan to enroll or are enrolled in full or half-time undergraduate or full-time graduate coursework at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. Students must be enrolled through Feb. 1 of the upcoming year. Applicants must have an annual adjusted income of $35,000 or less, and be a U S citizen or eligible non-citizen. Applicants must not currently be in default on any student loans. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title or call 1-800-537-4180; To download an application click here .
Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education (VA-ACME) Scholarship Program Type: Scholarship. Award: Multiple $1,000 scholarships. Eligibility: There are five different scholarship categories. Please review the VA-ACME Flyer for more information and details. Deadlines and additional info: All VA-ACME scholarship applications and attachments must be post-marked by February 4, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Winners will be notified in March 2013 by phone and email.
Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) and Donald A. Perry Foundation – Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 to $3,000 Eligibility: Program awarding those students who demonstrate potential as a future leader in Virginia. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title or call 1-877-648-VCTA (8282).
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program - Type: Fellowship/Scholarship. Award (annual): $8,000 for Professionals; $6,000 for Graduate students; $4,000 for Undergraduate students. Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program. VMFA is
committed to supporting professional artists and art students who
demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline. Deadlines & additional info: 2013-2014
deadline is November 1st (applications are currently being accepted).
For more information on eligibility criteria, please click on title.