Award Application Information

 

The Outstanding Communication Major Award

This award is for a Communication student who has demonstrated both excellence in their academic accomplishments, as well as outstanding leadership outside of the classroom. The recipient is chosen by the Head of the Department from undergraduate candidates who have been recommended by faculty. Nominations are made by full-time faculty members who have had the student in class. Students may ask a professor they have had for a class to nominate them for the award.

The award is for a current student who has junior or senior year standing. It cannot be given to a student who has already graduated. The award nomination process takes place during in Spring semester. The first recipient was the Fall of 2005.

Communication Department Award of Distinction

This award recognizes a student in the major who has achieved academic distinction. This award is given to a student who is graduating with honors and has a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum Communication GPA of 3.5 (out of 4). Nominations are made by full-time faculty members who have had the student in class. Students may ask a professor they have had for a class to nominate them for the award. The award nomination process takes place during in Spring semester.

 
International Communication Association Student Teaching Award (Graduate Students)

The selected individual should have an outstanding record as a teacher in addition to a solid performance in other aspects of graduate study. The Department nominates ONE graduate student to receive this award. The award nomination process takes place during in Spring semester..

National Communication Association Award - Membership (Graduate Students)

The NCA Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student with standing as a second year student or beyond. The recipient receives a one-year membership to NCA, plus a one-year subscription to an NCA journal. The Director of Graduate Studies and any faculty teaching graduate courses in the previous year may make nominations to the Awards Committee. Students may ask a professor to nominate them. The award nomination process takes place during in Spring semester.

UIC and LAS Scholarships, Prizes, and Awards of Recognition

Guidelines (including exact GPA requirements) and due dates for scholarships are at these sites:

Or visit, write, or call the office or department that sponsors the award. http://www.uic.edu/depts/ovcsa/see_scholarship.shtml

Supporting Excellence Endowment (SEE) Scholarships

The scholarships are available to UIC undergraduates who meet the criteria including the demonstration of co-curricular campus-level leadership and academic excellence. Up to two $2500 scholarships will be awarded for the 2009-2010 year. The detailed criteria and application/nomination forms are available at the OVCSA website.

The application deadline is March 13, 2009.

If you have any questions about the SEE scholarship or the application/nomination process, please contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at (312) 996-7140 or ovcsa@uic.edu.

Bernard Shaw Prize

This need-based scholarship is named after the distinguished journalist and CNN anchor and is awarded annually to qualified LAS undergraduates majoring in Communication or English/journalism or History. The purpose of The Bernard Shaw Prize is to recognize superior academic and civic achievement, to encourage further educational study, and to help students needing financial assistance. Recipients must demonstrate, over at least two years as a UIC student, an outstanding record of academic accomplishments, along with exemplary leadership and citizenship.

  • Eligible Disciplines

Communication or English or History

  • Credit Hours Eligibility

Minimum 60 semester hours completed at UIC by end of current Spring semester.

  • Min. GPA

3.00

  • Special Eligibility Requirements

Preference to minorities. A graded writing sample from one of your UIC classes is required. Statement of personal and professional goals is required.

  • Scholarship Amount

$10,000

Student Leadership Award

Eligible nominees are associated with a leadership role within one or several UIC student organizations, volunteer services or campus departments where a profound impact was made due to the student's leadership efforts. (Paid positions are eligible.) Nominees must also be in good academic standing (3.0-4.0 GPA) and receive their undergraduate, graduate or professional degree in the spring (May 2011), summer (August 2011) or fall (December 2011). Self-nominations are also accepted.. Recipients are selected by past AHS inductees. Inductees will be honored at a private ceremony sponsored by the UIAA.

To nominate a student online, visit the UIC Alumni Association Student Leadership Award page. If you have questions please contact Alicia Sines, Assistant Director, Student Programs at mailto:asedbe1@uic.edu or (312) 413-0398.

External Awards

Scholastic Achievements