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Undergraduate Scholarships

There are a number of donor-funded named scholarships that are available to undergraduates currently enrolled in the School of Communication. 

All scholarships require a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher, unless otherwise noted. Additional criteria are listed under each scholarship.

For more information about our undergraduate scholarships, please contact SOC's Office of Student and Academic Affairs at 202-885-2016 or communication@american.edu

Freshmen

The William Kermit Barclift Scholarship was established by Helen and Kermit T. Barclift in memory of their son William Kermit Barclift, '68, MA '69. The scholarship is awarded to a current freshman enrolled full-time in the School of Communication, and is based on academic merit and financial need. It is not renewable from year to year.

Number of Awards: 1
Amount: $2,000

Film and Media Arts

The Michael Forman and Bonnie Brae Forman Endowed Scholarship was established by trustee emeritus Michael R. Forman. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Film and Media Arts who has excelled in the field. It is renewable from year to year.

Number of Awards: 4
Amount: $6,000

Journalism

The Miriam Ottenberg Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Miriam Ottenberg, a former reporter for the Washington Star, by friends and family. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time rising junior or senior student majoring in Journalism who is in good standing and has financial need. Secondary consideration will be given to students in other majors in the School of Communication. The scholarship is renewable from year to year.

Number of Awards: 2
Amount: $5,000

The Nick Charles Scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing a Journalism degree. Preference will be given to students of color who demonstrate a dedication to expanding diversity within the field of broadcast journalism and who are committed to pursuing a career in journalism upon graduation. The scholarship is renewable from year to year, although the award is not available for the 2017-2018 year.

Number of Awards: 0
Amount: $0