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Scholarships offered by the School of Communication

Profiles of past scholarship winners

The Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will provide $1,300 during the 2019-20 academic year. The award will go to one undergraduate who will be a junior during the 2019-20 year in the School of Communication who demonstrates academic excellence.

 

To be eligible, students must: declare a major within the School of Communication at the time of the application deadline, reside in Florida for tuition purposes, maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, demonstrate excellence as a communication student. enroll full time at 12 or more hours.

 

Preference given to a student who is a member of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity when there is an active chapter on campus.

 

Students awarded this scholarship must also:

  1. comply with all University regulations, rules, and codes of conduct governing students on campus,
  2. consent to release grades to the Division of University Development and Alumni Engagement for the purpose of reporting to the donor,
  3. remain in good standing as a student.

Students who wish to apply for the scholarship should submit an application packet to the School of Communication (Building 14D, Room 2035), addressed to the attention of Dr. John Parmelee. To be considered for the award, students must submit ALL of the following on or before: Friday, March 8, 2019, 3 p.m.

  1. An interest letter explaining why you believe that you are a good candidate for the scholarship
  2. A resume containing your current contact information, current GPA, declared major, undergraduate standing (i.e. freshman, sophomore, junior, senior), any academic awards received, and any other information that you deem pertinent
  3. A current, unofficial transcript
  4. At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a communication professor and/or media professional

Anyone with questions should contact:

Dr. John Parmelee, Professor and Director, School of Communication, Building 14D, Room 2035; jparmele@unf.edu

The Patterson Scholarship

This scholarship will provide $1,500 during the 2019-20 academic year. The award will go to one undergraduate who will be a junior or senior during the 2019-20 year in the School of Communication who demonstrates academic excellence as well as financial need.

 

To be eligible, students must:

  1. declare a major in communication at the time of the application deadline,
  2. reside in Florida for tuition purposes,
  3. enroll full time as an undergraduate student with at least 12 semester hours per semester, with preference given to students who enroll in 15 each semester, and earn a minimum of 24 credits by the end of the academic year,
  4. maintain a GPA of at least 3.5,
  5. complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and
  6. demonstrate financial need as defined by the University's Office of Financial Aid.

Students awarded this scholarship must also:

  1. comply with all University regulations, rules, and codes of conduct governing students on campus,
  2. consent to release grades to the Division of University Development and Alumni Engagement for the purpose of reporting to the donor,
  3. remain in good standing as a student, and
  4. file a FAFSA form with the federal government each year.

Students who wish to apply for the scholarship should submit an application packet to the School of Communication (Building 14D, Room 2035), addressed to the attention of Dr. John Parmelee. To be considered for the award, students must apply on or before Friday, March 8, 2019, 3 p.m.

  1. An interest letter explaining why you believe that you are a good candidate for the scholarship
  2. A resume containing your current contact information, current GPA, declared major, undergraduate standing (i.e]freshman, sophomore, junior, senior), any academic awards received, and any other information that you deem pertinent
  3. A current, unofficial transcript
  4. At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a communication professor and/or media professional

Anyone with questions should contact:

Dr. John Parmelee, Professor and Director, School of Communication, Building 14D, Room 2035; jparmele@unf.edu

Garrison Family Communication Scholarship

The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship is funded by alumnus Josh Garrison. This scholarship will provide $2,500 during the 2019-2020 academic year. The award will go to one undergraduate in the School of Communication who demonstrates academic excellence as well as financial need. The criteria for this annual award is:

  1. meet admission requirements and be accepted by the University of North Florida,
  2. reside in Florida for tuition purposes,
  3. enroll full-time with at least 12 semester hours in the Fall and Spring semesters,
  4. declare a major in Communication,
  5. maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, and
  6. complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and
  7. demonstrate financial need as defined by the University's Office of Financial Aid.

Students awarded this scholarship must also:

  1. comply with all University regulations, rules, and codes of conduct governing students on campus,
  2. consent to release grades to the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs for the purpose of reporting to the donor,
  3. remain in good standing as a student, and
  4. file a FAFSA form with the federal government each year.

Students who wish to apply for the scholarship should submit an application packet to the School of Communication (Building 14D, Room 2035), addressed to the attention of Dr. John Parmelee. To be considered for the award, students must submit ALL of the following on or before March 8, 2019:

  1. An interest letter explaining why you believe that you are a good candidate for the scholarship
  2. A resume containing your current contact information, current GPA, declared major, undergraduate standing (i.e]freshman, sophomore, junior, senior), any academic awards received, and any other information that you deem pertinent
  3. A current, unofficial transcript
  4. At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a communication professor and/or media professional

Anyone with questions should contact:

Dr. John Parmelee, Professor and Director, School of Communication, Building 14D, Room 2035; jparmele@unf.edu

Awards

Outstanding Student Awards

Each spring on commencement day department faculty honor students from the past academic year for both their academic achievement and their outstanding performance in each of the major's concentrations. Past recipients include:

Outstanding Student in Advertising:

  • 2018 Cienna Richards
  • 2017 Danielle Arnett
  • 2016 David Castle
  • 2015 Kiersten Brauner
  • 2014 Madison Geery
  • 2013 Priscilla Brooke
  • 2012 Jessica Schwec
  • 2011 Charles Robinson
  • 2010 Katia Philip
  • 2009 Eric Dennis

Outstanding Student in Multimedia Journalism & Production (previously the "Electronic Media" and "Journalism" tracks)

  • 2018 Catherine Connors (Multimedia Journalism) and Aleksiya Philippov (Production)
  • 2017 Cassidy Alexander (Multimedia Journalism) and Nathaniel Krafve (Production)
  • 2016 Benjamin Vollmer (Multimedia Journalism) and Trevor Walsh (Production)
  • 2015 Riley Wolf (Multimedia Journalism) and Alexandra Crotts (Production)
  • 2014 Grady Trimble

Outstanding Student in Electronic Media:

  • 2013 Monica Whitsel
  • 2012 Kayla Beckman
  • 2011 Mike Kaye and John Weidner
  • 2010 Kristen Pepe
  • 2009 Kristin A. Valis

Outstanding Student in Journalism:

  • 2013 Lindsay Montgomery
  • 2012 Clifford Davis
  • 2011 Laura Hare
  • 2010 James Cannon
  • 2009 Holli L. Welch and Joshua Salman

Outstanding Student in Public Relations:

  • 2018 Ronnesha Rodgers
  • 2017 Heather Smith
  • 2016 Joseph Cohen
  • 2015 Gracie Lopresti
  • 2014 Erin Banister
  • 2013 Jacquelyn Geary
  • 2012 Whitney Croxton
  • 2011 Aryn Mooney
  • 2010 Jessica Railey
  • 2009 Samuel Z. McGee

Academic Achievement recognizing the highest GPA in the major

  • 2018 Aleksiya Philippov
  • 2017 Zach Miller
  • 2016 Jessica Russell
  • 2015 Kaitlin Jackson
  • 2014 Grady Trimble
  • 2013 Priscilla Brooke
  • 2012 Nicholas Galluch
  • 2011 Hilary Carter and Brittany Schnorr
  • 2010 Nicole Hernandez
2009
  • Jaqueline Ann Card, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Public Relations
  • Christine Marie Carter, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Electronic Media
  • Madelyn Ruth Caranci, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Advertising
  • Christopher James Thurne, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Journalism