The following scholarships are open to communications students (or incoming freshmen/transfer students if noted) IN THE ADVERTISING EMPHASIS ONLY unless otherwise noted.

Please read the criteria carefully before applying. Failure to meet all criteria for a scholarship will result in disqualification of your application.

The Hopson Family Communications Scholarship

Award: one scholarship of up to $2,500
Application deadline: February 1 (or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend) at 4pm in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Undergraduate or graduate student in Public Relations or Advertising
• Must demonstrate:
1. Financial need (explain your  need in your own words)
2. Scholastic achievement
3. Service to the community and/or church
• Must attach a letter identifying education plans, applied service, any  community or scholastic awards received or being considered for, and how PR or advertising fits into career plans
• Attach portfolio showcasing previous work (see rules for portfolio attachment)
• 2-3 letters of recommendation (not from comms professors)
• Resume
• Students who receive this scholarship are expected to attend the School of Communications Awards Luncheon

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Deseret Book Scholarship

Award: One student will be selected to receive a full tuition scholarship for one semester
Application deadline: February 1 (or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend) at 4pm in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Advertising or Public Relations student with 3.0 or higher GPA
• Must have at least one full semester of school remaining
• Must show evidence of excellent planning and execution of strategic communication plans
• Must submit portfolio with application (see application for other requirements)
• Students who receive this scholarship are expected to attend the School of Communications Awards Luncheon and the Deseret Management Corporation Scholarship Banquet.

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George S. Barrus and Richard I. Kagel Advertising and Marketing Communications Creative Track Award

Award: $1,000 award
Application deadline: February 1 (or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend) at 4pm in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Communications major in the advertising emphasis with outstanding performance in the creative track.
• Must have completed Comms 330 and have completed at least 90 credit hours by the time the scholarship is funded.
• 3.0 GPA or better
• Must demonstrate a commitment to research based creativity
• Must demonstrate financial need (see application for more info)
• Must have one or more semesters remaining at BYU
• Must submit portfolio (see application for portfolio instructions)
• Students who receive this scholarship are expected to attend the School of Communications Awards Luncheon

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ABOVE SCHOLARSHIPS:

  1.  You  may apply for multiple scholarships, but must submit a separate application for EACH one.
  2. Initial each item on the application checklist to ensure that you have met all criteria and included all required items.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification of your application.
  3. Turn your application(s) and all supporting documentation in to the main office in 360 BRMB by the deadline, February 1 at 4:00 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, or unless a different deadline is noted in a specific scholarship’s criteria, but not before Dec. 15.
  4. Portfolios and documents submitted may not be returned. Please do not submit your only copies of these items.
  5. Be thorough and concise when filling out the application. All requested information is required and must be filled in as instructed if your application is to be given consideration.
  6. Download and print copies of the application here.

 

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