Communications: Scholarships

School of Communications Scholarship Information for Students

There are several scholarships available to incoming and current students who select a major in the School of Communications, such as:

Helen Cleary Hufker Memorial Scholarship

To support women studying audio production. This is an endowed scholarship. More details will follow.

Recipient for 2015-2016:
Sherry Scott, a recent graduate of Parkway South High School

Read School of Communications RSS feature about Helen Cleary Hufker Memorial Scholarship:
Helen Cleary Hufker Memorial Scholarship Established

Bette Jane Wolff Schreiber Memorial Scholarship Fund

To benefit a freshman or undergraduate transfer student enrolled full-time in the School of Communications at the Webster Groves campus.

More details will be provided when they become available.

Michael B. Bingman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship fund was established in 1998 when the School of Communications offered only a Master of Arts in Media Communications. Students currently pursuing any of our six graduate degree programs are eligible and encouraged to apply. This award is intended to be in addition to other financial assistance to which recipients are entitled.

The scholarship amounts and number of awards will vary from year to year.

Recipients for 2016-2017:
Roberto Chamorro, New Media Production
Darren Eleazar Perez, Media Communications, Webster University Bangkok Campus

Recipients for 2015-2016:
Trevor Juenger, Media Communications
Allyssa Ohlman, Media Communications, Webster University London Campus
Emily Barnby, Media Communications, Webster University London Campus



Nancy Anne Underwood Photography Scholarship

Offered to full-time Webster student majoring in photography in the School of Communications. Applicants must be of junior or senior status during the year of receipt and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Applicants must have a free application for federal financial aid (FAFSA) on file in Webster's financial aid office.

Recipient for 2016-2017: Crystal French, Photography

Recipient for 2015-2016: Lily Bennett, Photography


James H. Wilson II Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any student enrolled in the School of Communications, full- or part-time. Applicants must be sophomore, junior, or senior status during year of receipt. Priority consideration is given to students who have lived in the St. Louis area for at least four years and who have demonstrated financial need.

Recipient for 2016-2017: Heather Demarice de Castro, Film Production

Recipient for 2015-2016: Brook Villhard, Speech Communications Studies


Elva Norman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to financially assist women pursuing a degree in communications, either full or part time. Applicants must be non-traditional female students aged 25 and above who have achieved junior or senior status the year of receipt.

Recipient for 2016-2017: Sarah Rodhouse, Media Communications

Recipient for 2015-2016: Kathleen Lynch, Public Relations


The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Journalism Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Journalism Foundation award and fund a variety of scholarships for communication students. The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of aptitude and interest in pursuing a career in communication.  Academic achievement and financial need are also important factors in the final selection process. Please refer to application for additional eligibility requirements. Scholarships will be awarded in the summer of 2015.

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Journalism Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis scholarships are not awarded by Webster University or by the School of Communications.

Multiple awards for varying amounts
Deadline: May 16, 2016 


Read feature about 2016 scholarship recipients:
Webster Dominates at Award Ceremonies

Read features about 2015 scholarship recipients:
Webster University Students Win Press Club Scholarships

Read Webster Today posts about 2013 and 2014 scholarship recipients:
Press Club Awards Scholarships to Webster to Webster Communication Students
Six Webster Students Receive Press Club Scholarships
Press Club Scholarships Awarded to SOC Students

For questions or applications for any of the scholarships, please contact:

Susan Napoleon
Sverdrup Building, Room 230
Office phone 314-246-7154

Learn more about other scholarships available to students of Webster University.