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Welcome to the undergraduate scholarship page for the Department of Communication Arts.  The scholarships listed below are made possible thanks to gifts from alumni and friends of the department. The Communication Arts Department expresses its gratitude for their support in recognizing the achievements of our undergraduates.

Applicant Criteria:

  • These scholarships are available to students who have declared the Communication Arts major and will be continuing their studies in the fall. 
  • See specific awards for additional criteria and information.

Questions? Please contact Mary Rossa.

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The Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Awards provide scholarships to help Communication Arts majors participate in an internship with a business or non-profit organization. Two scholarships, ranging between $3000 and $5000, will be awarded for the summer of...
The Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Awards provide scholarships to help Communication Arts majors participate in an internship with a business or non-profit organization. Two scholarships, ranging between $3000 and $5000, will be awarded for the summer of 2018. Applications are due Thursday, April 19th.
This scholarship fund provides a one-time award to two Communication Arts majors, junior or senior standing, who are participating in a summer internship with a business or non-profit organization. Recipients must be enrolled in classes for the Fall 2018 semester and have an intended graduation date of December 2018 or later. The internship must last a minimum of six weeks and require at least 20 hours per week for a minimum total of 120 hours of work.
The CBS executive training intern will gain a broad overview of network television, working with top CBS executives in programming, media relations, scheduling, business affairs and finance. The internship offers a unique, comprehensive perspective on the television industry. Responsibilities include...
The CBS executive training intern will gain a broad overview of network television, working with top CBS executives in programming, media relations, scheduling, business affairs and finance. The internship offers a unique, comprehensive perspective on the television industry. Responsibilities include screening series, basic financial analysis, basic spreadsheet creation, and other administrative tasks. The internship is located in Los Angeles.
This one-time summer internship with a scholarship funded through the Communication Arts Alumni Internship Fund is for a junior or senior Communication Arts major. May graduates may apply, if they haven't completed Comm Arts 614 and 615. <br><br> Applicants should demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in TV. Preference given to applicants with prior media-related (tv, radio, film) internships or experience. While CBS plans to offer steady guidance, the intern should also be able to work somewhat independently at times. A car or personal transportation isn't required, but it would open up additional opportunities, such as attending table reads and show tapings. The intern will work 37 1/2 - 40 hours per week for 6-8 weeks, starting mid-June. Academic credit is required. <br><br>
The donor, Charline M. Wackman, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918 with a major in Speech.
The donor, Charline M. Wackman, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918 with a major in Speech.
This scholarship fund provides one-time awards to Wisconsin residents with junior or senior standing who have been admitted to the Communication Arts major. Scholarships are awarded for academic achievement (cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher), a superior project proposal, and service to the Communication Arts Department and its mission. Past recipients may apply.
The donor, Charline M. Wackman, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918 with a major in Speech.
The donor, Charline M. Wackman, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918 with a major in Speech.
The Charline M. Wackman Awards for Summer Session are available to Communication Arts majors who are enrolled in at least one, three credit Communication Arts course through the UW-Madison campus during the 2018 summer session. To be eligible to apply, students must be "bona fide residents of the State of Wisconsin," continuing in the fall, have junior or senior standing, and a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater. Students may apply for both a summer session award and a fall award.
The Heinlein Family established this fund in honor of their son who was pursuing communication arts as a major at the time of his tragic death. Their hope is that "another young man or a young woman from the...
The Heinlein Family established this fund in honor of their son who was pursuing communication arts as a major at the time of his tragic death. Their hope is that "another young man or a young woman from the East Coast with Chris's qualities ---joie de vivre, love of family and friends, creativity, humor, and kindness---will have the chance to attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison and graduate with a degree in Communication Arts with the help of the Christopher Neal Heinlein Memorial Scholarship Fund."
This scholarship fund provides one-time awards to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have been admitted to the Communication Arts major. Applicants should demonstrate the following character traits: good-natured, kind, personable, a sense of humor, hard working, and an interest in the arts. Academic and artistic achievement as well as financial need are considered. Preference will be given to students who come from urban areas of the east coast. Past recipients may apply.
Keith Harris Wyche was a 1989 graduate of the Communication Arts Department. This scholarship was set up in his honor by his parents, James H. and Karen F. Wyche, and his brothers, Gregory W. and Jonathan M. Wyche.
Keith Harris Wyche was a 1989 graduate of the Communication Arts Department. This scholarship was set up in his honor by his parents, James H. and Karen F. Wyche, and his brothers, Gregory W. and Jonathan M. Wyche.
This scholarship fund provides one-time awards to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have been admitted to the Communication Arts major and have at least a 2.8 GPA in their major coursework. Students from underrepresented populations or who have financial need will be given preference.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.