The following scholarships are open to communications students in any emphasis, or pre-comms/incoming freshman/transfer students interested in communications, if noted on the description.

Please read the criteria carefully before applying.

You will fill out a single online application to be considered for these scholarships. All applications require you to upload a resume and your full progress report from AIM.  Individual scholarships have other requirements as described below.

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Communications Development Advisory Board Scholarship (open to comms, pre-comms, transferring, or incoming students)
Award: up to full LDS tuition for 1 or 2 semesters

Application deadline: February 1

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 – portfolio required (see application instructions for portfolios)
• 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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Deseret Digital Media Scholarship (open to comms students only)
Award: Full tuition, one semester scholarship for one student

Application deadline: February 1

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

Award: $1,000 scholarship

Application deadline: February 1

Selection criteria and requirements:

• Third-year Communications student
• 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 US citizens, permanent residents or 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 comms students only)

Award: $600 scholarship

Application deadline: February 1

This scholarship is funded by a legal instrument that contains an award restriction on the basis of sex. It is pooled with other non-restrictive scholarships and is administered by the university so that the overall effect of the award is not discriminatory.

Selection criteria and requirements:

• Preference given to outstanding junior or senior Communications students who emulate the values of Nancy Briggs Rooker Richards, a BYU graduate and former faculty member who had a successful career in education and was actively involved in several community organizations.
• 3.0 GPA or better
• This scholarship is awarded based on financial need. Follow instructions on application to describe 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

Selection criteria and requirements:

• Must be a communications student
• This scholarship is awarded based on financial need. Follow instructions on application to describe 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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Talent Awards (for undergrad comms, pre-comms, transferring, or incoming students)

Award: up to ½ tuition

Application deadline: February 1

Selection criteria and requirements:

• Undergraduate Communications major or student tracking to enter any Communications emphasis (advertising, communications studies, journalism, public relations).
• Pre-comms, 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.) See application for portfolio instructions.
• Must demonstrate talent in chosen area of study.

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