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Awards & Scholarships

Among the many scholarship and award resources you'll find at SIU Carbondale through College & University opportunites, the Department of Communication Studies also offers many awards to its own majors through the generosity of patrons and alumni.


Paul Hibbs Memorial Scholarship

This is an academic achievement award given to one, two, or three undergraduate students each year with at least a 3.0 GPA, recognizing academic excellence and co-curricular achievements. Scholarship funds are awarded annually during Honors Day ceremonies.

Elizabeth Lance Public Relations Student Award

This is an annual award for a graduating senior specializing in public relations who is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Robert L. Carr Speech Communication Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship shall be an undergraduate with junior or senior status or a graduate student majoring in or pursuing a graduate degree in Communication Studies.

John T. Warren Memorial Scholarship

Established to honor the research and scholarship of Professor John T. Warren, this annual award is given to one undergraduate and one graduate student. Students may apply for this scholarship to support academic research or travel to professional conferences.

Dr. Albert J. Weitz Scholarship

Dr. Weitz (Ph.D. 2002) left a bequest in 2013 to establish a scholarship for students in the field of Communication Studies. The scholarships, given regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status are given to Communication Studies majors in good standing, who demonstrate financial need.