Scholarships

Christopher Neal Heinlein Memorial Scholarships

Christopher Neal Heinlein Memorial Scholarships are available to Communication Arts majors who will be continuing students in the fall. Students who come from urban areas of the eastern coast will be given preference. The scholarships are distributed in the fall and will affect students' existing financial aid packages.

Criteria

  • Demonstrated good nature, kindness, humor, hard work, arts interest, and personableness
  • Academic/artistic achievement
  • Financial need

How to Apply

Students complete an online application via My Scholarships. As part of the application, students submit a two page statement describing their interests and achievements in the arts as well as a brief description of their financial need. Applicants must also identify a Communication Arts professor, instructor or teaching assistant who will serve as a reference for them. Applications are reviewed and recipients are selected in the spring.

Award Information

Payment is posted to their student account at the beginning of the Fall semester. 

Charline M. Wackman Awards for Summer Session

The Charline M. Wackman Awards for Summer Session are available to Communication Arts majors who are enrolled in at least one, three credit Communication Arts course through the UW-Madison campus during the summer term. To be eligible to apply, students must be “bona fide residents of the State of Wisconsin,” continuing in the fall, have junior or senior standing, and a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater. Students may apply for both a summer session award and a fall award.

How to Apply

Students complete an online application via My Scholarships. As part of the application, students are asked to list their summer Communication Arts courses and to describe how receiving the award will help them financially. Applications are reviewed and recipients are selected in the spring.

Award Information

Payment is posted to the student's account during the summer session.

Charline M. Wackman Awards (Fall Term)

Charline M. Wackman was a Wisconsin native who lived in Dane county and attended the University of Wisconsin. She studied in the Department of Speech, participated in theatrical productions, and was especially interested in the artistic aspects of theater and speech.

The Charline M. Wackman Awards are available to Communication Arts majors who will be continuing students in the fall. Only "bona fide residents of the State of Wisconsin" are eligible. These scholarships are distributed in the fall and will affect students' existing financial aid packages. Awards will be granted for scholarship, superior projects, and service to the department.

Application Categories

  • Scholarship: Juniors or seniors who need at least one semester of course work before graduation. The two criteria are financial need and a record of high academic achievement. Any Comm Arts major with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater may apply.
  • A proposal of a superior project: scholarly (senior thesis or other academic work), or artistic performance (film or video production or creative writing).
  • Service to the department and its mission in the performance of paid or volunteer duties, in initiating or sponsoring activities, in providing leadership, or in otherwise promoting the department's objectives and mission.

How to Apply

Students complete an online application via My Scholarships. As part of the application, students submit an essay associated with the award category for which they are applying (academic achievement, project, service to the department) and a brief description of their financial need. Applicants must also identify a Communication Arts professor, instructor or teaching assistant who will serve as a reference for them. Applications are reviewed and recipients are selected in the spring.

Award Information

Payment is posted to their student account at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Keith Harris Wyche Memorial Scholarships

Keith Harris Wyche was a 1989 graduate of the Communication Arts department.  This scholarship was set up in his honor by his parents, James H. and Karen F. Wyche, and his brothers, Gregory W. and Jonathan M. Wyche. 

The Keith Harris Wyche Scholarship is available to Communication Arts majors who will be continuing students in the fall. Students from underrepresented populations or who have financial need will be given preference. This scholarship is distributed in the fall and may affect students' existing financial aid packages.

Criteria:

  • Must have a 2.8 GPA in Comm Arts coursework

How to Apply

Students complete an online application via My Scholarships. As part of the application, students submit a two page statement describing why they chose to major in Communication Arts and how the award will impact them financially. Applicants must also identify a Communication Arts professor, instructor or teaching assistant who will serve as a reference for them. Applications are reviewed and recipients are selected in the spring.

Award Information

Payment is posted to their student account at the beginning of the Fall semester.