Peter and Laurel Northouse Leadership Scholarship

Application Instructions: Criteria and Process

Purpose: The Peter and Laurel Northouse Leadership Scholarship is given to encourage students to pursue an academic career in communication and to recognize student leadership in the classroom.

Amount: Each academic year a minimum of  $1000 is available for this scholarship. The award may be for a single recipient or may be divided among more than one recipient.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Full-time undergraduate student with junior or senior status and a major in the School of Communication.
  2. No minimum GPA required 
  3. A record of exhibiting good citizenship in the classroom.

Application Process:

1. Applicants must complete and submit the Northouse Leadership Scholarship application form.

2. Applicants must submit a Letter of Recommendation from a current School of Communication faculty member speaking to the student's classroom engagement, thoughtful class discussion, collaboration, and positive impact on the classroom environment.

3. Submit your materials by February 20, 2023, using the application form below.

4. Contact Dr. Propp with questions (

Selection Process:

A scholarship committee composed of School of Communication faculty will review the applications. The committee will determine the recipient(s) and the amount(s) to be awarded to each recipient.


1. The scholarship recipient(s) shall be named in the spring for awarding in the following academic year (2023-2024).

2. Each award shall be distributed one half in the fall semester (2023) and one half in the spring semester (2024).

3. Students graduating in Fall, 2023 will receive the award for fall only.