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Scholarships are only for continuing students. Applications are only accepted in the Spring Term. Specific dates will be noted in the Weekly Wire.

In conjunction with the School of Communication and the Office of Financial Assistance, the scholarships are part of the financial aid awarding process. Upon receipt of a processed FAFSA by the published deadlines, students will be considered at that time for all available resources. Information about how to apply for financial aid and completing a FAFSA can be obtained at www.miami.edu/ofas. Please note that the preferred filing deadline for freshmen and continuing students is February 1st and March 1st for transfer students.

The following scholarships are administered by the Office of Financial Assistance and require a FAFSA application:

BERNARD CAMMARATA SCHOLARSHIP: Created by the Chairman of the Board of TJX Companies, Inc. to benefit students in the School of Communication of unexpected financial hardship. Awarded to undergraduate student(s) majoring in the School of Communication.

BILL COSFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
: Named in honor of the late Bill Cosford, long-time film critic for The Miami Herald and former instructor at the School of Communication. Awarded to student(s) majoring in Motion Picture.

CEFALO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
: Created by School of Communication alumnus and faculty member Carolyn Cefalo and her family. Awarded to undergraduate student(s) majoring in Broadcasting, Broadcast Journalism or Video/Film.

EDWARD J. PFISTER SCHOLARSHIP: Named after the founding Dean of the School of Communication. Awarded to all School of Communication undergraduates.

GERALDINE COLE SCHOLARSHIP
: Awarded to undergraduate student(s) majoring in the School of Communication.

HANK MEYER PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP: Established by the late Hank Meyer, Trustee Emeritus of the University of Miami, and president of Hank Meyer Associates, Inc., a Miami public relations firm. Awarded to undergraduate majoring in Public Relations.

HARRY & MYRTLE RATHNER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP: Established by the late Mrs. Rathner, a former executive with The Miami News, in honor of her husband. Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Print Journalism.

HERB RAU JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP: Established by the late Herb Rau, a longtime columnist with The Miami News. Awarded to undergraduate student(s) majoring in Print Journalism. Preference is given to students in financial need.

HOMER EUGENE FORD ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Funded by a bequest from Alice Witherspoon Ford in honor of her late son. Awarded to student(s) majoring in Broadcasting or Broadcast Journalism.

ILA ROSENBAUM MEMORIAL SCREENWRITING SCHOLARSHIP: David Isaacs, an alumnus of the University of Miami, writer and script editor of the television series M*A*S*H, and producer of the series Cheers, established this scholarship in memory of his aunt, who helped him prepare for his career. Awarded to undergraduate female student(s) specializing in screenwriting.

J.E. WEIDBERG SCHOLARSHIP
: Awarded to undergraduate student(s) majoring in the School of Communication.

JOHN & MARJORIE KEASLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP
: Named in honor of the late John Keasler, a former columnist with The Miami News, and his wife Marjorie. Awarded to student(s) majoring in Print Journalism.

JUDY WALLACE COMMUNICATION SCHOLARSHIP: Established by television producer Michael Robin (class of 1985) in honor of Professor Emeritus Wallace. Awarded to undergraduate student(s) majoring in Broadcasting and Broadcast Journalism.

KERMIT & MICKEY SCHAFER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP:
Kermit Schafer, distinguished radio/television/recording producer and author, gave particular attention to film including but not limited to those desiring careers working in the field of comedy. In his honor, the Foundation awards scholarships to student(s) major in Broadcasting, Motion Picture and Video-Film working in the field of comedy.

LOUIS WOLFSON II COMMUNICATION SCHOLARSHIP
: Funded by a bequest from Col. Mitchell Wolfson, founder of Wometco Enterprises. Awarded to undergraduate student(s) majoring in Broadcasting, Broadcast Journalism, Motion Picture or Video-Film.

MARC DAVID MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
: Established by family and friends in memory of the late Marc David, a Motion Picture student. Awarded to junior or senior undergraduate student(s) majoring in Motion Picture or Video/Film.

NICHOLAS DANIEL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:
Established by Lennar Foundation, Inc. for the School of Communication at the University of Miami. The endowment will be distributed to provide scholarship assistance for eligible students majoring in broadcast/video production, advertising, public relations, and communication studies and to provide support for students enrolled in the special minority educational communication programs offered by the School of Communication.

RICHARD SIRKIN MEMORIAL JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP
: The late Richard Sirkin was a journalist who retired in South Florida. His wife, Ruth Sirkin, established this scholarship in his memory. Awarded to undergraduate student(s) majoring in Print Journalism.

RON HELF TELEVISION SCHOLARSHIP
: Established by his mother in memory of Ron Helf, a University alumnus. Awarded to student(s) majoring in the School of Communication.

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
: Funded by alumni of the School of Communication. Awarded to student(s) majoring in the School of Communication.

TONY PFISTER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Named for the late son of the founding Dean of the School of Communication, Edward J. Pfister.

B.S AND M.F.A. SUBSIDY IN MOTION PICTURES: The State of Florida, thanks to the support of the Legislature and Governor, provides financial stipends to students who show financial need and are residents of Florida majoring in motion pictures at the University of Miami (B.S. and M.F.A. programs). To be considered, applicants must submit a FASA report to the University.

EV CLAY/PRSA MIAMI CHAPTER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
: The Ev Clay Memorial fund was established in 1985 and expanded by the Miami Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 1988. Awarded to undergraduate student(s) majoring in the School of Communication that are also members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The award(s) will be based on financial need, grade point average and level of participation in PRSSA activities.

JIMMY BURNS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP
: Established by Tropical Park, Hialeah, and Gulfstream race tracks in honor of the late Jimmy Burns who, for 23 years, was sports editor of The Miami Herald. Awards of full or partial tuition are made to Miami-Dade Community College graduates who attend the School of Communication and major in Print Journalism.

LUCY CHATELAIN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Mr. Alain and Dr.Michel Dupagne in memory of their mother Lucy Chatelain. Awarded to student(s) majoring in the School of Communication.

THE WINE SPECTATOR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Marvin Shanken and The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation. Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students(s) majoring in the School of Communication. Scholarships will be awarded to financially deserving students who have demonstrated an interest in wine, wine and health, wine and food, or hospitality. Students are invited to submit their own work via written, recorded, or visual materials in support of their application. FINANCIAL AID.

GRADUATES: These scholarships are handled by the Graduate Office of the School of Communication.

DEAN R. DRURY SCREENWRITER’S SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to graduate student(s) majoring in Screenwriting. Preference is given to Florida residents in financial need.

EVELYN Y. DAVIS GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM: Established by the noted financial writer and commentator. Awarded to graduate student(s) majoring in Print or Broadcast journalism that are U.S. citizens. Preference will be given to students with an interest in financial, tourism, or political reporting.

JAMES BATTEN ENDOWED GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP: Named for the late President and CEO of Knight-Ridder, Inc. Awarded to graduate student(s) majoring in Print Journalism.

KNIGHT-RIDDER INC. JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to a qualified minority graduate student majoring in Print Journalism.

THE WINE SPECTATOR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
: Established by Marvin Shanken and The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation. Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students(s) majoring in the School of Communication. Scholarships will be awarded to financially deserving students who have demonstrated an interest in wine, wine and health, wine and food, or hospitality. Students are invited to submit their own work via written, recorded, or visual materials in support of their application. FINANCIAL AID

B.S and M.F.A. SUBSIDY IN MOTION PICTURES
: The State of Florida, thanks to the support of the Legislature and Governor, provides financial stipends to students who show financial need and are residents of Florida majoring in motion pictures at the University of Miami (B.S. and M.F.A. programs). To be considered, applicants must submit a FASA report to the University.