Published on September 22, 2010  

Samford University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will offer seven partial scholarships to incoming freshmen for fall 2011.

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 affordable cost."

Samford offers programs in print journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising. The JMC department also houses Samford’s interdisciplinary film production minor and offers courses in web and visual communication. Samford journalism students regularly win awards for their work, and graduate to be highly competitive in the job market.

"Samford graduates work for some of the top magazines, newspapers, television stations and public relations and advertising organizations in the nation," said Dr. Ankney. "This scholarship is a great way to ensure a great future in a journalism and mass communication job."

To receive a scholarship application, interested students can call Ankney at (205) 726-2948 or email him at Applications are also available on the website. Submission deadline is Feb. 1, 2011.

Founded by Alabama Baptists in 1841, Samford, with an enrollment of 4,715 students from 47 states and 16 foreign countries, is Alabama’s largest privately supported university.