Communication Studies Grant-in-Aid Award

Description

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. Have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75, or major GPA of 3.00, or 3.00 GPA in high school, be admitted to the major or minor, and demonstrate proficiency 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 cumulative GPA of 2.75, or major GPA of 3.00, or 3.00 GPA in high school, and be a major or minor. 3. Be selected by a faculty panel to receive a scholarship or other award. 4. Participate in a departmentally sponsored activity. 5. Win or place in a departmentally sponsored contest. Students must also provide one of the following: a. Three letters of reference from individuals outside of the Communication Studies department who can attest to a student’s academic abilities (letters needed for Academic Excellence only) b. One letter of recommendation authored by a departmental faculty member (letters needed for Academic Excellence only) In addition, all students—regardless of the type of award applied for—must submit a: • Signature of approval from a supervising faculty member • Well-written and coherent statement that highlights their significant leadership service, contributions within the Eastern Illinois University community, Charleston community and/or respective organizations.

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: For Fall Term: October 6, 2017 or until all awards have been made
For Study Abroad: December 6, 2017 or until all awards have been made
For Spring Term: February 15, 2018 or until all awards have been made
For Summer Term: April 27, 2018 or until all awards have been made
Contact: Chair, Communication Studies - 217-581-2016