Communication Funds

Total funds: 25

Forensics - Speech and Debate

The Forensics - Speech and Debate fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations the program.

School of Communication General Fund

The School of Communication General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, initiatives, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, in the School of Communication.

Additionally Supports: Caterpillar Scholarship

WZND Radio

The WZND Radio Fund provides support for the the activities, programs and operations of the station. WZND is Illinois State University's student run radio station..

Doris Dungey Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is given in loving memory of Doris Dungey who received her Bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy from ISU in 1982 and her Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each candidate must be or have: A. accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing at ISU, B. demonstrated academic ...

Dr. John Baldwin Leadership Award Fund

The Dr. John Baldwin Leadership Award recognizes student leaders who demonstrate a commitment to the University, their peers, and their own education. Founding donor, Matthew Klusas, graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in public relations summa cum laude with honors in 2003. He created this award in honor of Dr. John Baldwin, a ...

Edwards Medal Speech Contest

The Edwards Medal Speech Contest endowment was established by the descendants of Richard Edwards, a former president of Illinois State University, to encourage academic excellence and participation in the Forensic Union at the University. Awards are intended as special recognition for particular participants in the Forensics Union.

Endowment for Forensics Fund

The Endowment for Forensics Fund was created by former students and faculty of the Forensics program at Illinois State University for the purpose of ensuring resources for the growth and success of the program. The primary purpose of the fund is to support travel of the Forensics team. If all primary needs of the program are met, the fund may ...

Eymann School of Communication Scholarship

The Eymann School of Communication Scholarship provides financial assistance for students who have worked or interned at a public broadcast station or any broadcast station. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Harry and Jo Thiel "Red Line" Scholarship Fund

The Harry and Jo Thiel "Red Line" Scholarship was established in 2015 in honor of Harry, the Vidette GM from 1976-1996, and his wife Jo, who together guided countless Vidette staffers in journalism and life. The "Red Line" refers to the enduring and endearing red pen Harry used to provide journalistic tutelage to all Vidette staffers who served ...

Hendershott Love Scholarship

The Hendershott Love Scholarship was established in 2019 by Arles Hendershott Love and Joseph Love. The scholarship provides support for a TV-10 student in his or her junior or senior year.

Illinois Broadcasters Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Illinois Broadcasters Association Endowed Scholarship was created in 2011 by the Illinois Broadcasters Association in recognition of the excellent education offered by the School of Communication at Illinois State University. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize those students who seek a career in media management, sales, and ...

Iola Stoops Juarez Journalism Scholarship

Iola Stoops Juarez (1920-2006) was born and raised on a farm in Cooksville just 10 miles from Illinois State University. She entered the University as a freshman in 1938, the first in her family to attend college. She was an excellent writer and was a member of the Vidette (college newspaper) and the Index (yearbook) staffs at Illinois State ...

Les Vann Scholarship

The Les Vann Scholarship was established in 2019 by Leslie and Shannon Vann. The scholarship supports a TV-10 student in his or her junior or senior year.

Lloyd and Mary Watkins Endowed Communication Studies Scholarship Fund

The Lloyd and Mary Watkins Endowed Communication Studies Scholarship was originally established in 1988 by a gift from Champion Federal Savings & Loan to honor former President and First Lady Lloyd and Mary Watkins. Lloyd served as president of Illinois State University from 1977 to 1988. The purpose of this fund is to support scholarships in ...

Martin F. Duffy Scholarship

The Martin F. Duffy Scholarship was established in 2003 in memory of Martin F. Duffy, a 1979 graduate, by family, friends, and colleagues. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in communication, preferably journalism, with a minimum of 60 credit hours and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0. Funds are to be used for educational ...

Marvin D. Kleinau Scholarship for Forensics

The award was created by Marvin D. Kleinau in 2006, in gratitude for the life changing instruction given at the time of his undergraduate experience, by the department chair and debate coach, Ralph A. Micken, and the generous support of the Department of Communication speech faculty for forensic activity. The purpose of the fund is to provide ...

Mayor Judy Scholarship

The Mayor Judy Scholarship was established in 1986 by Judy Markowitz in honor of her son Scott Harrison. In November 2015, the fund was renamed the Mayor Judy Scholarship by Mr. Harrison to honor his mother Judy Markowitz and her legacy as former mayor of the City of Bloomington. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior level student ...

Pantagraph Endowed Scholarship Fund

Jesse Fell founded the Pantagraph on January 14, 1837, a full 10 years before the Chicago Tribune was conceived. In support of the ISU campaign, Redefining "Normal," the Pantagraph made a five-year (2004-2009) $25,000 gift commitment designated to the School of Communication. An endowed scholarship named in honor of the Pantagraph has been ...

Randy Salerno Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Each candidate for a Randy Salerno Endowed Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled in good standing at ISU, be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum of 30 earned credit hours with a declared major of broadcast journalism within the School of Communication at ISU, demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid ...

TV 10 General Fund

The TV 10 General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations of station. Since TV-10's inception in 1974, the station has produced hundreds of successful professionals throughout the state and the country, both in front of the camera as well as behind.TV-10 is part of the School of Communication in the College of Arts ...

Vicki L. Kelley Scholarship

The Vicki L. Kelley Scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of Vicki L. Kelley, a 1978 graduate, by family, friends, and colleagues. The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Department of Communication with preference given to students pursuing careers in broadcast journalism.