Applying for a Media and Information Scholarship

The Department of Media and Information awards several scholarships every year. We have been fortunate to have many great alumni, faculty, and friends support our department and make scholarship opportunities available for students.

Scholarship applications (including documentation) are NOW CLOSED.

Applying

Make sure to turn in all supporting documentation for your Scholarship Application into Room 409 of the Communication Arts building. Arts by 5pm on the deadline.  The Scholarship Application and supporting documentation should include:

  1. Fill out the MediaInfo Scholarship Application Form online (all other materials are turned into Room 409, Com Arts building)
  2. Cover letter- addressed to the Media and Information Scholarship Committee (include the GPA and MediaInfo GPA in your letter)
  3. Resume
  4. One letter of recommendation (from someone outside of the MediaInfo scholarship committee) - can be mailed or have the writer email it to tisminfo@msu.edu
  5. Any other Scholarship Application Requirements (please double check the specifics of the scholarship(s) you are applying for)

Scholarship Funds and Eligibility Requirements

Below is a list of our scholarship funds and the eligibility requirements for each scholarship. Click on the name of the scholarship to view full details of the scholarship, including information on any additional materials that may be required when applying.

Scholarship Fund
Eligibility

Scholarships for Incoming Freshman

 
Gene F. Jankowski Scholarships in Telecommunication
  1. Incoming Media and Information Freshman or current students from Detroit Public High Schools or any public school in Michigan.

Scholarships for Undergrad Students

 
Gene F. Jankowski Scholarships in Telecommunication
  1. Incoming Media and Information Freshman or current students from Detroit Public High Schools or any public school in Michigan.
MSU Telecasters Fund
  1. Active member of Telecasters student group
  2. 3.0 GPA
  3. MSU student
Ira and Jennie Greene Endowed Scholarship
  1. MediaInfo student
  2. U.S. Citizen
Kevin R Markwardt Award
  1. Junior or Senior
  2. 3.0 GPA
  3. MediaInfo student
Michael A Chaprnka Endowed Scholarship Award
  1. Sophomore or older
  2. 2.5 GPA
  3. MediaInfo student
Communication Arts & Sciences Scholarship in Telecommunication
  1. MediaInfo student
  2. Preference for Audio students
Robert J. & Joanne P. Kobel and Susan Meurer Expendable Scholarship
  1. Student considering a career in electronic media including broadcasting, cable, or telecommunication
  2. MediaInfo student
Gary Reid Professional Development Fund
  1. MediaInfo junior, senior, or graduate student
  2. Student studying audio, radio, television or film
  3. Preference will be given to applicants desiring an internship in the Los Angeles area, although in the absence of such a candidate these funds may be used to support internship work anywhere in the United States outside of the State of Michigan
  4. The award can be used for, but not limited to, housing, transportation, tuition and other required expenses incurred during the internship experience.
Thomas A. Muth, Sr. Endowed Fund in Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media
  1. MediaInfo undergraduate or graduate student
  2. Preferred: Students that demonstrate financial need, as determined by the federal government, according to its policies and procedures
  3. Preferred: Minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4 point scale)
  4. Preferred: Participate in activities that enhance career opportunities (e.g. networking events, internships, professional association memberships, attending professional conferences)
Maxine and John (Jake) Ferris Global Award in Technologies & Applications
  1. MediaInfo Student
  2. Scholarship funds are to help cover the cost of travel and other related expenses associated with participating in the ICT Global Corps.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

 
Robert W. Schlater Graduate Scholarship
  1. Graduate student studying TV production or Media Arts
  2. MediaInfo student
Thomas F. Baldwin Endowed Fellowship
  1. Grad Student
  2. MediaInfo Student
Nancy Seidman Dempsey Memorial Scholarship
  1. MediaInfo Grad Student
  2. Studying Electronic or New Media
  3. Preference for Diverse Background
  4. Preference for educational television/film focus
Gary Reid Professional Development Fund
  1. MediaInfo junior, senior, or graduate student
  2. Student studying audio, radio, television or film
  3. Preference will be given to applicants desiring an internship in the Los Angeles area, although in the absence of such a candidate these funds may be used to support internship work anywhere in the United States outside of the State of Michigan
  4. The award can be used for, but not limited to, housing, transportation, tuition and other required expenses incurred during the internship experience.
Thomas A. Muth, Sr. Endowed Fund in Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media
  1. MediaInfo undergraduate or graduate student
  2. Preferred: Students that demonstrate financial need, as determined by the federal government, according to its policies and procedures
  3. Preferred: Minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4 point scale)
  4. Preferred: Participate in activities that enhance career opportunities (e.g. networking events, internships, professional association memberships, attending professional conferences)
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