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View all scholarships the Communications Department has to offer.

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Principato Filmmaking Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the department who demonstrates creativity and perseverance in the production of media.  Applicants must have a minimum of 12 credits in Communications and a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship is made possible by the generous support from an alumnus of the department, Peter Principato, class of ’87.

Burt Hochberg Scholarship for Ethical Journalism

This scholarship is awarded to an incoming student majoring in communications with a concentration in journalism. Students who apply must have a 3.0 GPA or B high school average and will be required to submit the following: a letter of recommendation that speaks to the applicant’s writing abilities, a journalism sample, and an essay of 500 words or fewer that answers a question regarding ethical issues in the media.

Talent Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to incoming students each year. Students who have been accepted to Adelphi University as communications majors may apply by sending a portfolio of work relevant to the communications field. For example, films, videos, journalistic writing, podcasts, and photo essays (among other media) are all acceptable types of work. The chair of the Communications Department, along with other department faculty, will determine which students receive the scholarship.


For further information, please contact:

Department of Communications
Blodgett Hall Room 113
p – 516.877.4905

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