The Graduate Program in Communication offers exceptionally gifted docotoral students the opportunity to apply for additional funding. For details of how to apply, please contact Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Bobi Ivanov.

Palmgreen Fellowship Fund

This Fund was established in honor of his retirement in spring 2012 from the College. The Fellowship shall be awarded to a student enrolled in the College's Graduate Program in Communication; whose major focus is health communication; has shown a commitment to excellence in the program; and has been significantly involved in health communication and research--preferably research-related to health communication campaigns.

Previous Recipients: 
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
Bruce H. Westley Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who shows excellence in mass communication theory and research. The scholarship honors the memory of Bruce H. Westley, a former professor in the College and director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications.

Previous Recipients: 
2015-2016
2014—2015
2014-2015
Benjamin Triana
2013-2014
Elizabeth Petrun
2012-2013
Joshua Hillyer
2011-2012
Carozza Graduate Fund for Excellence in Health Communication

This fund was established by Michael Carozza, (CIS/’77). This fund supports a fellowship for graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence; leadership traits; and intends to pursue a career in Health Communication or to provide support to doctoral students interested in Health Communication Research at UK. Michael created this award in honor of his father and his brother both named Anthony V. Carozza.

Previous Recipients: 
2015-2016
2014-2015
Katharine J. Head
2012-2013
Kathryn Anthony
2012-2013
Stephanie K. Van Stee
2011-2012
Dorothy M. Carozza Memorial Fellowship Fund

This fellowship(s) shall be awarded to students who: Are enrolled as a graduate student in the College of Communication and Information Graduate Program in Communication; Are engaged in research with an emphasis on cancer control and/or cancer communication, with particular attention being given to those students already working in collaboration with research on cancer control or cancer communication with faculty in the College of Communication and Information, the Markey Cancer Center or other UK Medical Center programs; Apply through an advertised application process and are then selected by the Dorothy M. Carozza Memorial Fellowship Fund Selection Committee. Applications will be advertised in October and a recipient will be selected in November.

Martha and Howard Sypher Memorial Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in Communication whose emphasis is in interpersonal, organizational, or mass communication research, or who, in the opinion of the Scholarship Committee, has demonstrated through past performance academic excellence. The scholarship honors the memory of Martha and Howard Sypher.

Previous Recipients: 
Katharine J. Head
2011-2012
R. Lewis Donohew Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to an incoming doctoral student who has received an assistantship and is focusing on behavioral communications, especially mass or health communication. Dr. Donohew retired from the UK in 1999, after nearly 35 years of service, during which time he worked tirelessly to promote and enhance the field of health communication.

Previous Recipients: 
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
Enid Waldhart Emergency Fund

This is not Scholarship Fund. This emergency fund was created to honor Dr. Waldhart. She retired from the Department of Communication in June 2007. This fund provides support to students currently enrolled in the Graduate Program in Communication to meet emergency needs. The student must hold or have held a teaching assistantship in the Department of Communication or a research assistantship under the direction of a Department of Communication faculty member. The student must express need to the selection committee and complete the application for a short-term loan to cover the emergency or unexpected expense. Those emergencies can include flights/trips home to be with family on death or after learning of a terminal health diagnosis of a family member, personal illness, or for any unexpected or unusual expense they incur while enrolled in the Graduate Program. If approved, the student must agree to complete the UK Short-term loan application and, if the loan is to be repaid, a UK short-term promissory note. The recipients of the Fund are determined by a selection committee.