Financial Aid and Scholarships

Burt Hochberg Scholarship for Ethical Journalism.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0
  • Major in communications, with a concentration in Journalism

Application Requirements:

  • Submit one letter of recommendation that speaks to your writing abilities*
  • Submit a journalistic sample of your work, such as a news story, article, video, blog, etc*.
  • Using the space provided in the application below, respond to one of the following essay topics in 500 words or less:
    • Please discuss an ethical problem you confronted as a high school journalist and explain how you resolved this issue.
    • What do you think are the major ethical battlegrounds that student journalists are currently facing, and how would you act in the face of these issues?

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Communications students are eligible for our talent scholarships.

Talent Scholarship

You may be eligible for a Talent Scholarship, provided by the Department of Communications and the Office of University Admissions. The scholarships are given each year to incoming freshmen and transfer students who show exceptional ability and accomplishment in the media arts.

You must meet the following guidelines to be eligible:

  • Be an accepted student in the Department of Communications
  • Submit a portfolio of your media work, which may include one or several of the following:
    • 3-5 minute film (super 8), VHS video, or DVD
    • Photo essay (prints or slides)
    • Compilation of school newspaper or other journalistic work
    • Audio tape
    • Sketchbook or idea book
    • Script or design for a creative film/video or audio project
    • Scholarly paper or research project on a communications-related topic
  • Submit a brief, one- or two-page essay describing your interest in the program, the work in your portfolio or your hopes and ambitions for your future college experience.

Please send submissions by March 1 to:

Joan Stein Schimke
Chair, Department of Communications 
Adelphi University 
Blodgett Hall, Room 113
Garden City, NY 11530

Principato Filmmaking Scholarship

You may be eligible for the Principato Filmmaking Scholarship, awarded to moving image arts student who demonstrate creativity and perseverance in the creation of media (financial need may also be considered).

Peter Principato ’87 is co-founder of Principato-Young Entertainment talent management company. His clients include Jonah Hill, Will Arnett, Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, Tom Lennon, Cheryl Hines and Rob Riggle, as well as the writers and directors of movies such as Role ModelsPaul Blart: Mall CopThe Break Up and the Harold and Kumar movies. Mr. Principato was also co-executive producer of Comedy Central’s Reno 911!


For further information, please contact:

Office of Student Financial Services
Levermore Hall, Lower Level
p – 516.877.3080
p – ext. 2240 (on campus only)
f – 516.877.3380
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