Writing Scholarships

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The Department of Communication offers three writing scholarships. Communication majors and minors who will be returning to school for the spring semester are eligible and will receive preference.  

The Renau Scholarship is a $5,000 award in honor of the late Kenneth Renau for a student interested in some form of writing career (e.g., journalism, speech writing, poetry, screenwriting, strategic communication, social media). Eligibility: demonstration of interest in writing as a career, junior in rank by end of semester (60 credit hours). To apply, submit cover letter describing interest and goals as a writer, current resume, and writing samples that best illustrate your work.

The Considine Award is in memoriam of our own Ryan Considine--a Comm graduate who sadly passed a few years ago--for those pursuing journalism. That award is $750.  Eligibility:  demonstration of interest in journalism, junior in rank by end of semester (60 credit hours). To apply submit cover letter describing interest and detailed journalistic/writing goals, a current resume, and journalistic/writing samples.

The Bolus Scholarship is a $500 award for those pursuing sports journalism. In honor of legendary Courier-Journal sportswriter Jim Bolus, the award is ideal for turf writers, but sportswriters of all kinds are welcome to apply. To apply, submit cover letter describing career preparation goals, current resume, and samples of reporting.

All scholarship application deadlines are October 8 at 12 noon.  Submit application materials to  uoflcommscholarships@gmail.com