The Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre gives out over 20 awards and scholarships annually recognizing a wide variety of achievements in all areas of the major. The recipients of these awards range from students in the Sophomore class to graduating Seniors. The awards and scholarships that can be applied are through self-nomination, nomination of another student, and or nomination by a faculty member. The application/nomination deadline for the scholarships is February 20, 2018.

  • Recognition Awards by Faculty Nomination
    • Academic Excellence Award
    • President’s Debate Cup Award
    • Dean’s Debate Cup Award
    • Outstanding Speaker, Forensics
    • Superior Performance in Theatre Production Award
    • Alpha Psi Omega Cast Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Award
  • Recognition Awards by Application
    • Outstanding Senior Award
    • Society of Professional Journalists Award
    • Top IMC Student Most Creative Award
  • Scholarships and Awards by Faculty Selection
    • Plain Dealer Journalism Scholarship
    • Kathryn Dolan Communication Memorial Scholarship Award
    • Patti Rosenfeld Endowed Scholarship
    • WJCU Bookstore Directors Award
  • Scholarships and Awards by Application
    • Lee Andrews Memorial Broadcasters Award
    • James J. Breslin /WEWS Memorial Scholarship for Media Production
    • Joan L. Cunniff Award in Communication
    • Florence B. and Lawrence M. Druckenbrod Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Communication Ethics
    • Austin J. Freeley Debate Scholarship
    • General Electric Scholarship Award for Public Relations
    • Michael Mansmann Endowed Scholarship for Creative Writing in Communication
    • Fred H. McClure Scholarship for Promising Communication Majors
    • John J. Reardon ’59 Memorial Scholarship Award
    • Alan R. Stephenson Scholarship in Communication