Scholarships and Awards

The Division of Communication awards over $12,000 annually to deserving UWSP students. Some of the scholarships typically awarded are highlighted below. Most of the awards are presented at our  Communication Awards Banquet, hosted each spring.
Each award has its own set of criteria, which might include a number of characteristics such as year in school, grade point average, financial need, emphasis area, or involvement in student organizations. Some are determined through faculty nominations; others require an application. For those requiring an application, any student who is eligible to apply for a particular award will be notified via e-mail of their eligibility and instructed how and when to submit the application.


  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation/Walter Jay and Clara Charlotte Damm Scholarship(s)
  • Jonathan Little Scholarship


  • John Anderson Spirit of Community Award
  • Mike Beacom Scholarship
  • Leland Burroughs Scholarship
  • COFAC - Communication Dedication Scholarship
  • Albert Croft Scholarship
  • William C. Davidson Scholarship
  • Lee Sherman Dreyfus Scholarship Award(s)
  • Lee Sherman Dreyfus Memorial Speaking Award
  • Steven Heller Student Involvement Scholarship
  • Dan and Audrey Houlihan Journalism Scholarship
  • Hyun & Maria Kim Comm Scholarship
  • Larry Kokkeler Memorial Scholarship
  • Greg Loescher Scholarship
  • Leslie Midkiff-DeBauche Scholarship
  • Susan Moriarity Memorial Scholarship
  • O'Donnell Family Scholarship
  • Paul Palombo Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Parkinson Scholarship
  • Dick Rogers Memorial Scholarship
  • James Schuh Broadcasting Scholarship(s)
  • Sentry Scholarship
  • Stephen A Walther Memorial Scholarship
  • Friend of the Division
  • Alumna/us of the Year
  • Who's Who in Communication

Student Organization Awards

  • The Pointer Awards
  • SPTV Awards
  • PRSSA Awards
  • WWSP-90FM Awards