Scholarships | Communication Studies


The Robert Schwartzman Fund

Established by Communication Studies Professor Roy Schwartzman, this fund honors his father, who never had the opportunity to get a college education.

We use this fund to support outstanding applicants with a strong interest in Communication research.

The John Andrew and Margaret E. Robinson Memorial Fellowship

The faculty in the Communication Studies Program invites letters of application for The John Andrew and Margaret E. Robinson Memorial Fellowship in Communication Studies.

In 1989 Margaret Robinson established this graduate scholarship in honor of the life and work of her husband, who had a career in communications, with the US Merchant Marines, the US Army, and then AT&T. Upon Margaret Robinson’s death in 2000 her children made an additional gift to the fund and renamed it to honor both John and Margaret Robinson. The amount of the award varies depending on the interest the endowment earned that year but has been approximately $700-1,000 per semester over the past few years.


The fellowship is awarded to a graduate student in Communication Studies on the basis of merit. You must be full-time during the semester(s) you receive the scholarship.

APPLICATION: Application criteria listed below.  You must fill out the application:

Submit a 2-4 page letter documenting those accomplishments that concern merit. The letter might include such things as undergraduate and professional accomplishments in communication before entering the graduate program, academic achievements while in the program (including GPA and any special recognition), professional achievements while in the program (such as quality instruction as a teaching assistant, professional meetings attended, and scholarly papers read or published), extracurricular and community activity related to communication studies, and future goals.

The application must be submitted by 5 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2019.

Questions should be directed to Dr. David Carlone ( The recipient(s) will be announced in April.