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Scholarships & Financial Aid

The following scholarships are available for communication majors only. For more information about a specific scholarship and for application information, contact us.

Jacob Hirsch Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Must be a U. S. citizen and a Louisiana resident. Students must be eligible to enter their sophomore or junior year and have a 3.0 GPA majoring in Mass Communication/ Broadcasting. Scholarship pays $500 per year for two semesters. Requires a 3.0 minimum GPA during Fall semester of scholarship year to retain scholarship.

Calvin J. Lear Memorial Non-Endowed Scholarship

Must be a U. S. citizen and a Louisiana resident. Students must be eligible to enter their junior, senior or graduate year and have a 3.0 GPA majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Journalism. Scholarship pays $500 per year for two semesters. Requires a 3.0 minimum GPA during Fall semester of scholarship year to retain scholarship.

Mario Mamalakis Endowed Scholarship in Journalism

Must be a U.S. citizen and a Louisiana resident. Students must be eligible to enter their junior or senior year and have a 3.0 GPA majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Print Journalism. Scholarship pays $1000 per year for two semesters. Requires a 2.5 minimum GPA to retain scholarship.

Dr. Ronald Rich Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Must be majoring in Mass Communication; be eligible to enter his/her senior year and must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Scholarship is awarded twice a year to a senior for the Fall semester and be a graduating senior in Spring semester. Scholarship pays $500 annually for two semesters; $250 Fall and $250 Spring. Requires a 3.0 GPA during Fall semester of scholarship year to retain scholarship.

Roy D. Murphy Endowed Scholarship

First-time freshman majoring in Communication. High school seniors must be eligible to apply for the UL Lafayette Academic Scholarship.

Speech & Debate Team Scholarship

Must be a member of the Speech & Debate Team and have completed or be registered for CMCN 322 (Competitive Forensive) during the semester of the award. Student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA with a 2.5 minimum GPA. Scholarship is awarded in the Freshman year. Scholarship pays $500 for one semester.