Scholarship Opportunities

Congratulations!  We would like to announce the recipients of the School of Communication 2020-2021 scholarships:

Presidential Scholar:  Madilyn Darling

School Scholars:  Mikhayla Dunaj, Lorraine Kuch,  and Allison Korteway

Michigan Association of Broadcasters:  Emmanuel Wilson

Roslyn Abrams Scholarship:  Geoffrey Eis, Freddy Fuentes, and Randi Winters

Northouse Leadership Scholarship:  Zaria Bell, Michelle Herrera, Kayla Lewis, Emily McClain, and I'yanna Wilson

Marc Henry Simon Memorial Scholarship:  Michael Slowik

Gerard and Madeline Tremblay Scholarship:  Sarah Tanner

Paul and Julie Yelsma Scholarship:  Kathryn Clark

 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the School of Communication at Western Michigan University is able to offer a variety of scholarships to students pursuing its degrees.

Scholarship applications for the 2021-22 academic year will open in February of 2021. 

Paul and Julie Yelsma Scholarship

Who will be considered? Students who demonstrate academic promise in the area of small group, family or interpersonal communication. One student will receive this scholarship annually.

Dr. Paul Yelsma served as a faculty member in the school for nearly 32 years. During his career, Dr. Yelsma taught well over 9,000 students, and facilitated those students in more than 600 student groups solving problems both off and on campus. To coincide with his retirement, Yelsma and his spouse, Julie, established an endowed undergraduate scholarship to be awarded annually.

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Paul and Julie Yelsma Family Communication Scholarship

Who will be considered? Undergraduate students who demonstrate an interest in interpersonal and family communication. One student will receive this scholarship annually.

Dr. Paul Yelsma served as a faculty member in the school for nearly 32 years. During his career, Dr. Yelsma taught well over 9,000 students, and facilitated those students in more than 600 student groups solving problems both off and on campus. To coincide with his retirement, Yelsma and his spouse, Julie, established an endowed undergraduate scholarship to be awarded annually.

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Peter and Laurel Northouse Endowed Leadership Scholarship

Who will be considered? Undergraduate students who exhibit good citizenship in the classroom through their participation, community mindedness in class and general contributions to the well-being and learning environment in the classroom. Several scholarships will be awarded annually.

In 2010, Dr. Peter Northouse, and his spouse, Dr. Laurel Northouse, provided a generous gift to initiate the Peter and Laurel Northouse Endowed Leadership Scholarship Fund.

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Roslyn Abrams Endowed Scholarship in Communication

Who will be considered? Undergraduate students majoring in communication who have overcome obstacles or who are first-generation college students.

A 1999 graduate of Western, Roslyn “Roz” Abrams has a very successful radio broadcasting career on the East Coast. Grateful for her educational experiences at Western, Roz gave back to the School by founding this endowed scholarship.

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Marc Henry Simon Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Who will be considered? Undergraduate students with sophomore or junior academic status majoring in communication. One scholarship will be awarded annually.

The Marc Henry Simon Memorial Endowed Scholarship is given in honor of the memory of Marc Henry Simon who graduated from Western Michigan University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in communication studies and who died tragically in November 2013. This scholarship honors a student who demonstrates a capacity for leadership at the university and in the community and who also demonstrates a great capacity for joy.

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Gerard W.J. & Madeline Tremblay Endowed Scholarship

Who will be considered? Undergraduate students with sophomore or junior academic status majoring in communication.

The Gerard W.J. & Madeline Tremblay Endowed Scholarship in Communication provides financial assistance for tuition and fees to undergraduate students who have chosen a communication major. This scholarship has been established by Dr. Christopher Tremblay (B.S. and M.A., WMU) to honor his parents for their love and support. Special consideration will be given to students who are first generation in their families to attend college.

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