Undergraduate

Scholarships

David E. Johnson Scholarship

David E. Johnson was an adult student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He began his studies at UNCG at age 25 after an unproductive freshman year elsewhere while working a series of entry-level jobs. At UNCG, he enrolled in Communication Studies and earned a place in the Honors Program. Upon graduation in 1986, he continued working for a communications company; however, in 1993, with a partner, he started his own company, AmeriNet, of which he is president. The proceeds from the endowed scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student based on merit. In the past, winners have received between $500-1,000 per semester depending on the interest earned that year.

ELIGIBILITY: Any undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • An adult (24 years old or older by the application deadline), full-time (12 hours or more) Communication Studies major.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • A full-time student in the 2015-2016 academic year when the award is given. If you graduate in December 2015, you may still apply as long as you are full-time in fall 2015.

 APPLICATION: Submit via e-mail the following PDF attachments to Dr. Etsuko Kinefuchi (e_kinefu@uncg.edu):

  • A 2-4 page letter of application to Dr. Etsuko Kinefuchi via e-mail (e_kinefu@uncg.edu). The letter should address merit in regard to the mission statement of the Department of Communication Studies. Include the following areas in the letter:
    • What life experiences led you to major in communication?
    • How does your academic performance reflect the mission statement?
    • How does your performance beyond the classroom reflect the mission statement?
    • How does the mission statement inform your decisions about future, personal, and professional goals and aspirations?
    • Please indicate your graduation date in your letter.
  • A copy of your current unofficial University transcript, which you may obtain though UNCGenie. Instructions may be found here: http://reg.uncg.edu/transcripts/viewing-printing-unofficial-transcript/
  • Both documents should be submitted by 5pm., Monday, March 26, 2018. The reception of your application will be notified by e-mail.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Kinefuchi via e-mail. The winner will be announced in mid-April.

 

Kathryn McAllister England Scholarship

Kathryn McAllister England taught drama and speech at UNCG from 1942 until her retirement in 1975. Throughout her career she maintained a commitment to uphold a high level of both scholarship and performance skills in oral communication. Following her death in 1977, friends and family began a drive to provide a scholarship fund to commemorate Professor England’s contribution to the department and to the field of speech communication. In the past, students have received between $600-1000 per semester. More than one award may be given depending on the interest earned that year.

ELIGIBILITY: Any undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • A Communication Studies major or minor at UNCG.
  • Enrolled in classes during the 2016-2017 academic year when the award is given. You may still apply if you graduate in December 2016.
  • Priority will be given to full-time students with 3.0 GPA or higher.

APPLICATION: Submit via e-mail the following PDF attachments to Dr. Etsuko Kinefuchi (e_kinefu@uncg.edu):

  • A 2-page letter of application. The letter should explain why you are a worthy applicant. Include a brief statement of educational background and career goals. You may include information about honors and recognitions received and articulate your potential in the communication field. You may also address how the scholarship would aid your pursuit of academic goals. Please indicate your graduation date in your letter.
  • A copy of your current unofficial University transcript, which you may obtain though UNCGenie. Instructions may be found here: http://reg.uncg.edu/transcripts/viewing-printing-unofficial-transcript/
  • Both documents should be submitted by 5p.m., Monday, March 26, 2018. The reception of your application will be notified by e-mail.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Kinefuchi via e-mail. The winner will be announced in mid-April.