Broadcasting and Journalism

The Broadcasting and Journalism Faculty & Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the Fall 2012 Broadcasting faculty in response to 1) the need to find monies to recruit incoming freshman to the department, and 2) the Faculty/Staff campaign to support the university Capital Campaign.

This scholarship will be funded initially with contributions from the Broadcasting faculty and staff. Subsequent contributions to keep the scholarship viable will be made by the Broadcasting faculty and staff as well as Broadcasting Alumni and other donors. This scholarship will be used to recruit incoming freshmen to the Broadcasting major. This award is intended as a $1,000 award payable in equal halves in each semester ($500 in the fall and $500 in the spring). Awards will be applied to the recipient's WIU account. The spring award can be terminated in the event the student changes his/her major. Broadcasting Faculty will review the applicants and decide on one student recipient based on the strength of the application.

CRITERIA:

  • Must be a declared Broadcasting or Journalism major
  • Must be an incoming freshmen
  • Must have WIU housing contract and select the Broadcasting & Journalism Living Learning Community floor as his/her housing option
  • Must include his/her SAT/ACT score and high school grade point average in the application
  • Essay on what they feel they can contribute to the broadcasting field
  • Submit documentation of current experience in broadcasting/journalism (audio, video, scripting) on CD or DVD or web page link

TERMS:

  • $500.00 per semester, for a maximum of two semesters.
  • Awarded for academic year 2018-2019.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Recipient will be chosen by the Broadcasting and Journalism Scholarship Committee.
  • Selection will be made April 2018

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Please submit application, essay, and necessary documentation stated above.
  • APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE OR TO SALLEE 306, BY 4:00 P.M.

An online application is available below.

submit online

An application form is available below.

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INQUIRIES:

Inquiries should be sent to the Chair, Department of Broadcasting and Journalism

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Department of Broadcasting & Journalism
Sallee Hall 306, Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2888
Email: Broadcasting@wiu.edu