The Mass Communication Department awards more than $20,000 in scholarships annually. New freshmen and transfer students are eligible, as are continuing mass communication majors.

The Fain Foundation provides scholarships for students in all four majors in the Fain college of Fine Arts. The foundation has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years, allowing dozens of financially strapped students to complete their degrees. In addition, the department awards The Tres Hood Memorial Scholarship, the Suzanne Espinosa Memorial Scholarship, and the Carla Bolin Scholarship. You may use the form below to apply for all of these scholarships.

The department also awards the Legacy Scholarship, in which seniors select a worthy junior mass communication major.

In addition, recent students have won scholarships in regional and nationwide competitions through organizations such as the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Women Journalists, the Dallas Press Club, the International Radio & TV Society, the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, the National Communication Association and the Advertising Education Foundation of Houston.

To apply for a scholarship, please download, print and fill out the scholarship application here. When complete, please return as indicated. Questions should be directed to Dr. Jim Sernoe, chair of the Mass Communication Department, at or by phone at 940-397-4391.