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ADPR Scholarships & Awards

The scholarship deadline is February 1st. The scholarship values range from $250 to $2,000. Advertising and Public Relations majors are asked to fill out both forms to be eligible for scholarships. The primary scholarship form can be found: primary scholarship form. The supplemental form for departmental scholarships can be completed here: supplemental scholarship form.

(This does not apply to non-majors).


Advertising Scholarships

The Bohan Scholarship Advertising Undergraduate This scholarship is intended for students who have financial need and have demonstrated good academic performance.
Carol Poston Scholarship Fund Advertising Undergraduate Students who have demonstrated successful academic performance and past recipients of this award will be given preference.
Jody Chambers Scholarship Advertising Junior / Senior Students who have demonstrated successful academic performance, students with financial need and past recipeints of this award will be given preference.
Charles Tombras Scholarship Advertising Undergraduate Preference is given to students who show interest in the creative function of advertising.  Past recipients of this award will also be given first preference.
Christopher Grabenstein Advertising Student Support Endowment Advertising Undergraduate / Graduate Students must have participated in advertising professional development trips to apply.
Linda Fisk & Ron Taylor Advertising Scholarship Advertising Junior / Senior / Graduate Students who apply for this scholarship should have demonstrated academic excellence, an interest in advertising research, and/or show extreme financial hardship as well as outstanding professional promise.  Preference is given to past recipients of the award. 
Tutt and Elizabeth Bradford Advertising Scholarship Advertising Junior / Senior This scholarship is awarded based upon student achievement in the advertising field and financial need.
Charles Davis Scholarships / Ad Club Scholarships Advertising Junior / Senior Students must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.  Financial need may also be considered. 
Avron Spiro, Jr., Scholarship Advertising / Public Relations Undergraduate Students must demonstrate excellent professional potential.  Financial need may also be considered.
Conaway Brown, Inc. Advertising Endowment Advertising Not Specified. This scholarship provides support for students who participate in pre-professional activites, such as, but not limited to, national and regional competitions, department trips to advertising agencies, and advertising conferences.

Public Relations Scholarships

Julian Harriss Public Relations Scholarship Public Relations Undergraduate Students must demonstrate excellent professional promise and scholarship.  Financial need may also be considered.
Karen and Frederick Buchsbaum Public Relations Student Scholarship Public Relations Juniors Students must be from outside the state of Tennessee. Students must have demonstrated successful academic performance with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Preference is given to past recipients of the award.  Financial need may also be considered. 
McNeely, Pigott and Fox Scholarship           Public Relations Undergraduate / Graduate Students must show professional promise in public relations.  Financial need and acadmic performance my also be considered.
Randy & Glenda Neely Scholarship Public Relations Undergraduate This award is given at the discretion of the Director.
Sammie Lynn Puett Public Relations Endowment Public Relations Senior  The Public Relations faculty award the Sammie Lynn Puett Award to the most outstanding senior who showed academic excellence.
Dwayne Summar Essay Contest Scholarship Public Relations

Sophomore /Junior/Senior

 

Public Relations Honors

The J. Carroll Bateman Award goes to the graduating senior with the most professional promise.

Sammie Lynn Puett Award goes to a graduating senior with the high academic honors.


Supporters

The School of Advertising and Public Relations depends on the financial contributions of its graduates and friends to advance and maintain the quality of its programs. Money to support student travel, faculty travel, and the purchase of classroom instructional equipment comes almost entirely from outside monies. In addition, generous alumni donations have established and maintain a strong program of scholarship support for undergraduates.

If you would like to contribute to the general scholarship fund to support either advertising or public relations students, please send your contribution to

Dr. Maureen Taylor, Ph.D. Professor and Director
School of Advertising and Public Relations
476 Communications Building
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

email: maureentaylor@utk.edu

Phone: (865)974-3048

Checks should be made payable to either the Advertising General Scholarship Fund or the Public Relations General Scholarship Fund.