There are multiple scholarships available for undergraduate Media Arts and Studies students. The application process takes place during spring semester and scholarships are awarded in spring semester each year at the annual MDIA awards reception. See the application form for exact deadlines. Questions should be directed to the School of Media Arts and Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 593-4870.
Application deadline for 2016-17 school year scholarships:
March 8, 2016
Christine T. Twardzik Memorial Scholarship
Thomas H. Streich Memorial Scholarship
Recognizes achievement of a Junior or Senior in the Audio Sequence demonstrating promise and potential.
Ellen Woodward Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a female student focusing on audio or radio production.
Roger E. Ailes Restricted Scholarship
A MDIA student who has demonstrated substantial media experience such as actively working with ACRN, WOUB, MDIA or outside facilities. Requires a minimum 3.4 GPA and a recommendation letter from work or internship supervisor.
Robert L. Coe Scholarship
Must be a full time undergraduate junior in the management sequence with an interest in broadcast engineering or broadcast management. Academic merit is the primary criteria with a secondary financial need.
Mickey Franko Memorial Scholarship
Given to a senior active in radio with a preference (but not limited to) students in the management sequence who have made positive contributions to the School.
Archie Greer Scholarship
Applicant must demonstrate academic merit. Preference is given to those contributing to ACRN.
Nationwide Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in MDIA who have a confirmed or pending internship. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Leonard E. Auerbach Regional Representatives Scholarship
Awarded to a Junior or Senior interested in a career in media advertising sales with financial need. Preference given to students with radio experience.
Phillip E. Schmidt Broadcasting Scholarship
Awarded to a Junior or Senior with a 3.2 GPA or higher and demonstrating financial need.
College of Communication General Scholarship
Awarded to a student with strong academic performance and financial need who makes outstanding contributions to the School of Media Arts & Studies. Minimum 3.4 GPA.
Jesse and Ruth Zousmer Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior based on academic achievement and financial need. This alternates annually between the School of Media Arts & Studies and the School of Journalism.
Douglas Hill Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an audio student involved in media work outside class.Preference given to students with a demonstrated talent for writing, or in experimental or comedy forms. Demo CD required with application.
A limited number of $500 scholarships will be awarded to students taking at least 9 credit hours in communication courses (JOUR, MDIA, ITS, VICO, COMS), plus an additional credit hour for the Scripps College of Communication Summer Academy which will be led by Dean Scott Titsworth (COMM 2900) in Summer 2015-16.
This scholarship is intended to offset the cost of summer fees and does not depend on academic merit or financial need. Awards will be given after the first week of class, upon verification of credit hours enrolled. Students interested in being considered for this award, must complete and return this form (.docx) to the Dean’s office (100 Schoonover).
There are a number of scholarships available to Media Arts & Studies students outside the School, which we're pleased to provide information for. This list is in no way comprehensive and we're always open to new opportunities.
Local Contact: Dr. Greg Newton
Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation Scholarships
Local Contact: Kyle P. Snyder