Samford University’s Department of
Journalism and Mass Communication will offer seven partial scholarships
to incoming freshmen for fall 2010.
The scholarships, worth $2,000 per year, will be
awarded based on ACT scores, high school grades, participation in
media-related clubs and volunteer work. The scholarships can be renewed
every year that the student maintains a 3.5 grade point average out of
a possible 4.0.
“These scholarships can provide $8,000 in
financial assistance during a student’s time at Samford,” said Samford
JMC chair Bernie Ankney. “They can help high school students receive an
outstanding education in journalism and mass communication at an
Samford offers programs in print journalism,
broadcast journalism and public relations. Samford journalism students
regularly win awards for their work. At a recent Southeast Journalism
Conference, Samford students won more awards than any of the 30
“Samford’s graduates work for some of the top
magazines, newspapers, television stations and public relations
organizations in the nation,” said Dr. Ankney. “This scholarship is a
great way to ensure a great future in a journalism and mass
To receive a scholarship application, interested
students can call Ankney at (205) 726-2948 or email him at rnankney
@samford.edu. Applications are also available on the website:
http://www4.samford.edu/schools/artsci/jmc/scholarships.html. Submission deadline is April 1.