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Scholarships & Awards | Communication

 

Excellence in Communication Scholarship

General Requirements:

  • Must major in communication.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher OR ACT composite score of 22 or 1070 SAT (combining Critical Reading and Math score).
  • Letter of reference from a high school teacher or guidance counselor.

 

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who meet scholarship requirements prior to March 15.

Students should select either the Applied Communication or the Journalism emphasis for their scholarship.

 

Requirements for Applied Communication emphasis:

  • Written essay (600-1200 words) from the student as to why he or she is selecting communication as a major. Student should discuss how earning this degree will allow the student to pursue a career which contributes positively to our society.
  • On-campus visit that includes
    • Personal interview
    • Four to six-minute oral presentation, to be delivered in person, on a topic to be assigned.

To schedule your interview and presentation, contact Dr. Becki Bowman at 1-800-365-7402 ext. 2537, 620-242-0537, or bowmanb@mcpherson.edu.

Requirements for Journalism emphasis:

  • On-campus visit that includes
    • Audition activities appropriate to previous experiences and interests.
    • Presentation of journalism portfolio OR digital multimedia portfolio (see below).

Guidelines for Journalism Portfolio

  • Five hundred word introduction summarizing your journalism experience and your goals and motivation for earning a degree in multimedia communication/journalism.
  • Work samples that include
  • Three-five articles or essays representing your best reporting or writing.
  • Up to six elective items that demonstrate the breadth of your skills, for example, photos, story packages, page designs, edited copy, infographics, cartoons, illustrations, audio or video clips, Web site designs, or multimedia presentations.
  • The journalism portfolio may be submitted in either hard-copy or digital format.

 

Guidelines for Digital Multimedia Portfolio

  • Five hundred word introduction summarizing your multimedia experience and your goals and motivation for earning a degree in multimedia communication/journalism.
  • Work samples that include
  • Three-five projects that demonstrate your skills in multimedia, for example, photo essays, infographics, cartoons or illustrations, audio or video clips, Web sites, Flash objects, digital movies, or multimedia presentations.
  • Two-four articles or essays that represent your best reporting or writing.
  • The multimedia portfolio may be submitted on CD or DVD.

 

To schedule your visit and portfolio audition, contact Dr. Bruce Clary at 1-800-365-7402 ext. 2530, 620-242-0530, or claryb@mcpherson.edu.

 

 

Office of Admissions: 800-365-7402 | 620-242-0400 | admiss@mcpherson.edu


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