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 rnankney@samford.edu. 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.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.