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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 $1,500 during the 2020-21 academic year. The award will go to one undergraduate who will be a junior during the 2020-21 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.

Deadline: before Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

How to apply for the scholarship

UNF AcademicWorks

https://unf.academicworks.com/

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Students may apply for School of Communication scholarships through UNF's scholarship management system, AcademicWorks. This portal allows students to view eligible scholarships, apply online and manage the acceptance process. Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete Data Sharing Consent Form

Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in AcademicWorks.

To access and complete the form:

  • Consent Form
  • Log into myWings
  • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
  • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works

Student may sign into the system using their UNF login and password and complete the general (and COLLEGE/UNIT application if applicable) application(s). Updates on the status of an application can found under the 'My Applications' tab.

It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the system once the data consent form is complete. Students will have access to AcademicWorks but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the following day.

For questions regarding School of Communication scholarships, contact Dr. John Parmelee, Professor and Director, School of Communication, Bldg. 14D, Room 2035; jparmele@unf.edu.

The Patterson Scholarship

This scholarship will provide $1,500 during the 2020-21 academic year. The award will go to one undergraduate who will be a junior or senior during the 2020-21 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.

Deadline: before Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

How to apply for the scholarship

UNF AcademicWorks

https://unf.academicworks.com/

AW Messaging

Students may apply for School of Communication scholarships through UNF's scholarship management system, AcademicWorks. This portal allows students to view eligible scholarships, apply online and manage the acceptance process. Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete Data Sharing Consent Form

Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in AcademicWorks.

To access and complete the form:

  • Data Sharing Consent Form
  • Log into myWings
  • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
  • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.
Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works

Student may sign into the system using their UNF login and password and complete the general (and COLLEGE/UNIT application if applicable) application(s). Updates on the status of an application can found under the 'My Applications' tab.

It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the system once the data consent form is complete. Students will have access to AcademicWorks but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the following day.

For questions regarding School of Communication scholarships, contact Dr. John Parmelee, Professor and Director, School of Communication, Bldg. 14D, Room 2035; jparmele@unf.edu.

Garrison Family Communication Scholarship

The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship is funded by alumnus Josh Garrison. This scholarship is currently filled. The award goes 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

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 School of Communication faculty honor students from the past academic year for both their academic achievement and their outstanding performance in each major concentration. Past recipients include:

 

Outstanding Student in Advertising
Year Recipient
2019 Luke Bickerstaff
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)
Year Recipient
2019 Michael Andrews, Jr.
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
2013 Monica Whitsel (Electronic Media) and Lindsay Montgomery (Journalism)
2012 Kayla Beckman (Electronic Media) and Clifford Davis (Journalism)
2011 Mike Kaye and John Weidner (Electronic Media) and Laura Hare (Journalism)
2010 Kristen Pepe (Electronic Media) and James Cannon (Journalism)
2009 Kristin A. Valis (Electronic Media) and Holli L. Welch and Joshua Salman (Journalism)

 

Outstanding Student in Public Relations
Year Recipient
2019 Shannon McFadden
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
Year Recipient
2019 Tonya Tucker
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
2009 Christine Marie Carter, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Electronic Media
2009 Madelyn Ruth Caranci, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Advertising
2009 Christopher James Thurne, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Journalism