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CMS Scholarship Opportunities

The Communication and Media Studies department offers students a limited number of scholarships, and encourages them to seek out additional scholarship opportunities.

A call for applications is available and they are now ready to accept submissions!

For external scholarship opportunities, visit Fordham’s scholarships.

Thomas Kavanaugh Scholarship

Funded by a generous bequest of Thomas Kavanaugh, a graduate of the University’s undergraduate School of Education, this scholarship is intended to help an exceptional CMS student cover the cost of tuition during his/her senior year. It provides up to $20,000.00.

Applicants must be Communication and Media Studies majors in their junior year of study and are required to submit an essay, recommendations, and present a short speech to a panel of judges.

Apply for the Thomas Kavanaugh Scholarship - Deadline is Friday, April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM

Edward A. Walsh Scholarship

The Walsh Scholarship is awarded in honor of Professor Edward A. Walsh, an outstanding teacher and mentor in the Communication and Media Studies department at Fordham University for more than 25 years. It is intended to help cover the cost of tuition for a student who is planning a career in communications (approximately $20,000).

Applicants for the scholarship must be junior-year Communications and Media Studies major at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center, with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Applicants are required to submit work samples, an essay, and recommendations. Submissions are judged by a panel of industry professionals.

Apply for the Edward A. Walsh Scholarship - Deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019, 5:00 PM

Herbert A. Robinson Award in Creative Writing

The Herbert A Robinson Award is for students pursuing any type of creative production, including but not limited to: writing for television, film, or radio, poetry, plays, and short stories.

Amount: $500.00

Applicants are required to submit three copies of a short story, poetry, a play, a film script, or a television script (submit only one item). The winning entry will be selected by three judges from the Department of Communication and Media Studies. Applications may be submitted from both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center majors.

Apply for the Herbert A. Robinson Award in Creative Writing - Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019, 5:00 PM

Casey Feldman Award

This award is to provide the recipient with $3,000 of financial support while he or she takes advantage of an unpaid internship in communications. Documentation of the internship must be provided before the funds are released. This scholarship is made possible by the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation (http://www.caseyfeldmanfoundation.org).

Applicants must be Communication and Media Studies majors in their junior or senior year of study and are planning to work at an unpaid internship in Spring 2018. Applicants are required to submit an 1-2 page essay that details their needs.