INTEGRATED STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Department of Integrated Strategic Communication offers a number of scholarships to help reward excellence in our students and support them in their education. All scholarships require a completed application that includes a cover letter tailored to the requirements of the particular scholarship and any supplemental materials listed in the scholarship description. The application description will indicate if an essay is required for the application. A listing of the majors eligible for each scholarship is included in the scholarship description. Each scholarship has different eligibility and selection requirements, and your application letter and support materials must address those requirements.

All application materials must be submitted online.

CLICK HERE for a link to the ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.

You must submit a separate application form for each scholarship you would like to apply for in order to be considered.

If you experience problems with the online submission process, please contact Chris Larmour (isctech@uky.edu).

Adam Altman Award for Innovation in Communications

Description
This scholarship honors the memory of Adam Altman, a former student in the School and son of ISC professor Dennis Altman. The scholarship is awarded to an ISC major who exhibits creativity in the discipline.
 
Level: Undergraduate
Major: ISC
Application Requirements: Cover letter, resume, application
Deadline: October 23, 2020
Award Amount: $700

Bernie Vonderheide Scholarship in Public Relations

Description
This fund was established in 2005 to honor Bernie Vonderheide. Bernie Vonderheide spent 23 years of his public relations career speaking on behalf of the University of Kentucky. He received the 2005 Kentucky Excellence in Public Relations Award and the CI Friend of the College Award in 2010.

The scholarship is open to students who demonstrate an interest in public relations as a career and have reporting experience either on or off campus.

Diane Massie Scholarship

Description
Established in 2011, the scholarship is available to a student in the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, who is a junior or senior with at least a 3.2 GPA. in the major. To be eligible, the student must be a resident of Kentucky and submit a 500-word essay on their career plans and how those relate to the student’s chosen path in the Integrated Strategic Communication major.

 

Level: Undergraduate - Junior or Senior

Major: ISC 

Edith J. and Charles G. Dickerson Trust Scholarship

Description
This scholarship supports deserving students in the School of Journalism & Media and the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication who exhibit academic excellence and show professional promise. The scholarship honors the memory of Edith J. and Charles G. Dickerson.

 

Level: Undergraduate

Majors: ISC, JOU, MAS

Application Requirements: cover letter, resume, application

Deadline: October 23, 2020

James C. Bowling Scholarship

Description
This scholarship honors the memory of James C. Bowling, a renowned public relations executive who established a very successful career with Philip Morris, Inc.

The scholarship is awarded to a senior ISC student that represents the attributes of Mr. Bowling and plans to enter the business world of public relations.

Applicants must write a 2-page essay (typed, double-spaced, using a 12-point font) on the topic: "What are my career goals in public relations and how will I be using this award to support my goals."

 

Jeremy M. Streck Memorial Scholarship

Description
This scholarship supports ISC majors who are enrolled full time in the College, show professional promise, demonstrate the characteristics of desire, education, and determination, and/or exhibit economic need, and/or are walk-on student-athletes at UK participating in an equivalency sport that is not fully funded. The scholarship was created in memory of Jeremy Streck, a 1999 ISC graduate and UK student-athlete.
 
Level: Undergraduate
Major: ISC

Sheehy and Associates Educational Advancement Scholarship

Description
This scholarship is awarded to students who have completed their junior year as an ISC major, meet the ISC internship pre-requisites set by the Department and have successfully completed a summer internship, or plan to complete an internship in the summer. Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA in ISC courses with at least a 2.5 GPA overall.
 
Level: Undergraduate, senior standing
Major: ISC 

Theodore E. Schulte Memorial Scholarship

Description
This fund supports an outstanding ISC major. The award honors the memory of Schulte, an associate professor of advertising in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications for nine years.
 
Level: Undergraduate
Major: ISC 
Application Requirements: Cover letter, resume, application
Deadline: October 23, 2020
Award Amount: $500

Walter and Nellie Evans JAM & ISC General Excellence Scholarship

Description
This fund supports students that exhibit academic excellence and dedication to a career in the mass media and communication industries.

 

Level: Undergraduate

Majors: ISC, JOU, MAS 

Application Requirements: Cover letter, application

Deadline: October 23, 2020

Award Amount: Three awards, $1,000 each