The following scholarships are open to communications students (or pre-comms, incoming freshmen or transfer students if noted) of all emphases.
Please read the criteria carefully before applying.  Failure to meet all criteria for a scholarship will result in disqualification of your application.  You may apply for multiple scholarships so long as you meet the criteria for each one. The link to the application for these scholarships is below.

Deseret Digital Media Scholarship (open to comms students only)
Award: Full tuition, one semester scholarship for one student
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Communications student with 3.0 or higher GPA
• Must have at least one full semester of school remaining
• Must show evidence of quality use of new media for communication purposes, with strong interest, ability, and application of new media in communications
• Must submit portfolio of new media products 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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Communications Development Advisory Board Minority Scholarship (open to comms, pre-comms, or incoming students)

Award: up to full LDS tuition for 1 or 2 semesters
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Communications student or incoming student planning to major in Communications (pre-comms/freshman/transfer).
• 3.0 GPA or better
• Communications major or pre-major with involvement in the editorial or photographic side of a newspaper or year book production, or involved in the development of a community or public relations program
• Must show financial need
• Preference given to minority incoming or continuing students, second preference to non-minority students meeting the criteria, third priority given to continuing students
• Indicate ethnic background
• Students who receive this scholarship are expected to attend the School of Communications Awards Luncheon

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Talent Awards (for undergrad comms, pre-comms, transferring, or incoming students)

Award: up to ½ tuition
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Undergraduate Communications major or student tracking to enter any Communications major (pre-comms/freshman/transfer)
• Incoming freshman or transfer student planning to major in Communications
• Must submit portfolio, including writing samples/video tape and/or letters of recommendation (Please make a copy of any items submitted. Do not submit your only copy.)
• Must demonstrate talent in chosen area of study
• Apply only for semesters/terms you will be registered as a full-time student (must be indicated on application).

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Stephen W. Gibson Entrepreneurial Scholarship (for third year comms students only)

Award: $1,000 scholarship
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Third-year Communications student
• United States citizen
• 3.0 GPA or better
• Preparing for a career in entrepreneurial endeavors as evidenced by ownership of a business, or expressed desire to initiate a business venture (PR agency, radio station, newspaper, or other media related business) in the United States.
• Committed to completing college education
• Preference given to minority students who meet the above criteria
• Attach letter describing your entrepreneurial endeavors/plans
• Students who receive this scholarship are expected to attend the School of Communications Awards Luncheon

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Nancy Briggs Rooker Richards Memorial Scholarship (for junior or senior female comms students only)

Award: $600 scholarship
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Outstanding junior or senior FEMALE Communications student
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• This scholarship is awarded based on financial need. Attach a personal letter including information regarding background, educational goals, career aspirations, and the nature of financial need.
• Students who receive this scholarship are expected to attend the School of Communications Awards Luncheon

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Professor Raymond Beckham Endowed Scholarship (for comms students only)

Award: ½ tuition, 1 semester scholarship
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Must be a communications student
• This scholarship is awarded based on financial need. Attach a personal letter including information regarding background, educational goals, career aspirations, and the nature of financial need.
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Students who receive this scholarship are expected to attend the School of Communications Awards Luncheon

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Bruce R. Merrill Scholarship (for junior or early senior undergrad comms students only)

Award: Full tuition and books scholarship for two semesters.
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Selection criteria and requirements:
• Outstanding undergraduate communications student
• Junior or early senior status
• Students who receive this scholarship are expected to attend the School of Communications Awards Luncheon

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
  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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