Communication Studies Grant-in-Aid Award


The Communication Studies department provides a number of grant-in-aid awards each semester to students who show promise or demonstrate talent in a selected field. To be eligible for this award, a student must meet one of the following criteria: 1. Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or major GPA of 3.0, or a 3.0 GPA in high school, be admitted to the major or minor, and demonstrate profiency of some unique talent or skill that can benefit the department. 2. Participate in a university or departmental priority activity (e.g. study abroad, integrative learning, student research), have earned a minimum GPA of 2.0, demonstrate financial need, and be a major or minor. 3. Be selected by a faculty panel to receive a scholarship or other award. 4. Participate in a department sponsored activity. 5. Win or place in a department sponsored contest. Students must also provide one of the following: 1. Three letters of reference from individuals who can attest to a student's academic abilities. 2. One letter of recommendation authored by a departmental faculty member. 3. Signature of approval of a supervising faculty member. Students must also provide a resume with a completed application, demonstrate significant leadership service, contributions and invovlement within the EIU community, Charleston community or respective organizations and be in good standing with the EIU student conduct code.

Major(s): Communication Studies
Year in School: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
Renewable: No
Semester Awarded: Fall , Spring, Summer
When to Apply: Fall , Spring
Deadline: 10/2/15 for Spring, 2/19/16 for Fall and 5/27/16 for Summer
Contact: Chair, Communication Studies - 217-581-2016