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COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was developed by various internal and external constituents, and is designed to support students studying in the Communication Studies Department.  The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester, must have earned a minimum of 80 credits with a cumulative QPA of 3.5, and be majoring in speech communication (BADS) or the speech and hearing disorders program (BASHD). The student must have exceptional leadership skills as demonstrated by volunteerism, work experience, and/or participation in activities on campus and in the community.  Financial need is not a factor.

STEPHEN PAUL DANOWSKI II MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by friends and family of Stephen Paul Danowski II, a beloved speech communications/media student at Edinboro University.  His friends and family are establishing this scholarship with the hope that it will encourage the same commitment to education, community involvement, and enthusiasm and zest for living that Stephen demonstrated during his life.  The student must be a Communication Studies major, physically disabled, with preference given to a person relying on a wheelchair for mobility.  The student must be in good academic standing, having achieved a minimum of 60 credits.  Preference will be given to a student who has exceptional character as demonstrated by volunteerism, work experience, and/or participation in campus and/or community activities.  Financial need is a factor.

ERIE TIMES NEWS AND COXIAL CABLE SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was created by the Erie Times News and Coaxial Cable Speech and Communications Studies Scholarship, both community organizations that understand the importance of supporting public education.  The recipient must be pursuing a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Print Journalism or Speech and Communication and must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester and have earned a minimum of 60 credits with a cumulative QPA of 3.0.  The student must have exceptional leadership skills as demonstrated by volunteerism, work experience, and/or participation in activities on campus and in the community.  Consideration will be given to undergraduate students that are residents of Erie, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Venango or Warren counties in Pennsylvania, with preference given to students that are the children of Times Publishing Company employees or retirees.  Financial need may be a factor. 

KANTZ FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Kevin and Barbara Kantz represent the best of Edinboro University alumni – with their sense of humor and passion for their professions.  They exemplify hard work and a passion for education.  Kevin Kantz graduated from Edinboro in 1973 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and later a master’s as a Media Specialist.  As the son of two public school teachers, Kevin pays tribute to his parents’ powerful legacy and he has never lost pride in his noble profession. The award is to be used for freshman recruitment and should be made to a graduate of Northwestern High School, Albion, or General McLane High School, Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The award will alternate between a secondary education major and a communication and media studies major. 

PITZER/RUPNIK SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was provided by Ruth S. Brink in honor of Mr. Brian Pitzer and Ms. Sara Rupnik.  It is awarded to an incoming freshman who graduated in the top 40 percentile of his/her high school class with a minimum QPA of 2.5. The student must be enrolled full-time in a minimum of 12 credits per semester majoring in English (creative writing/journalism), communications studies/media, or theatre arts. The student must have graduated from a high school located in one of the following counties: Erie, Crawford, Warren, Mercer, Venango, Lawrence, Butler, Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Forest, or McKean. Renewable for up to three years, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0 and demonstrate academic progress as determined by FAFSA. Financial need is not a factor.

RILEY/AMIDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides an award to a sophomore from Erie County, Pennsylvania.  In the event a qualified student cannot be identified, the award can be made to a student from Pennsylvania.  First preference will be made to a student pursuing a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication: print specialization.  At such time that no print specialization or no integrated print program is offered in the Communication & Media Studies Department, second preference will be made to a student pursuing a degree in English with a writing concentration.  The award is renewable for up to three academic years, provided the student maintains a minimum 3.2 GPA.  In the event of multiple candidates, determining factors are to be greatest residual financial need, and then highest SAT (minimum of 900) or equivalent, highest class rank if needed.

DR. BOB WALLACE COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Bob Wallace recently retired after 28 years as a professor in the Speech and Communication Studies Department at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wallace taught a number of communication courses over the years but spent a considerable amount of his time teaching television and radio classes in the undergraduate and graduate programs.  Preference will be given to freshman students who have a minimum 1000 SAT score (or equivalent).  If an SAT score is unavailable, then the award may be made to a student who graduated in the top 20% of his/her high school class. Preference will be given to students with a concentration in Radio/TV News or Media Management/Production. The Scholarship Committee may select one or more persons for a scholarship award.   

JET 24 SCHOLARSHIP (FORMERLY JET BROADCASTING/WJET-TV SCHOLARSHIP)

JET-TV is representative of a community organization that understands the importance of supporting public education.  As a community leader, they are committed to helping Edinboro University to build a viable fund to foster the educational endeavors of our very best students – students who are future productive citizens and leaders in our communities. The student must be a junior or senior, majoring in the Speech Communications program with emphasis in Media Management/Production or Broadcast Journalism: Radio/Television News. The student must be enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative QPA of 2.75 and a 3.25 QPA in the major. The student must submit a recommendation letter from at least one instructor from the Speech and Communication Studies Department.