The Communication Department offers several opportunities for students to apply for scholarship money. In addition to the regular financial aid and scholarship programs, there are many other financial opportunities available through the Communication Department.
Students majoring in Mass Communication with an emphasis on broadcasting benefit from a generous donation establishing an endowed scholarship at Missouri Southern State University. In spring of 2004 The Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation Board of Directors approved a scholarship, to be known as the Ruth I. Kolpin Broadcast Journalism Endowed Scholarship Fund. This donation will allow for a substantial annual scholarship for deserving students, to be provided from the income of the principal amount of the endowment. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the local broadcast industry. Since spring of 2008 The Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation board of Directors has generously awarded two RUTH I. KOLPIN BROADCAST JOURNALISM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS.
Awarded by the Communications Department. Communication, Social Science, or English majors, interested in journalism or political science, 3.0 cumulative GPA required as well as registration in 12 semester hours. This is a Joplin Globe internship.
A Communication student who has demonstrated success or high potential may be eligible for a Performance award for The Chart, or Crossroads. Each semester eligible students may apply for awards ranging from $50 to a full scholarship consisting of tuition, fees, room and board. Students must apply directly to the director or sponsor of their particular activity.
Broadcast students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships from a number of national and regional organizations. They include the National Broadcasting Society, Missouri Broadcasters Association, Missouri Broadcast Society, and the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association.
The members of the Missouri Broadcasters Association (MBA) are committed to encouraging the highest standards of broadcasting. The MBA Scholarship Fund was established as a part of this excellence. Deserving students may receive financial aid to assist them in attaining the training and expertise required to become valuable employees in Missouri's broadcasting industry.
Helping Missouri broadcast educators achieve the highest standards of excellence.
The National Press Club is pleased to announce that the late Richard G. Zimmerman, a member of long standing, has endowed a significant scholarship in aid of high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism. Recipients will receive a non-renewal aware of $5000. The Richard G. Zimmerman scholarship is open to all high school seniors, regardless of gender or race. Applicants must have a 3.0 grade average and plan to attend college this year.