$1,500 Dan Kelly Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism to be awarded to Comm MajorsThe Department of Communication will award up to three $1,500 Dan Kelly Scholarships in Broadcast Journalism this year. The department will award these scholarships to Communication majors who plan to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
Patrick Daniel "Dan" Kelly was a Canadian-born sportscaster best known for his radio play-by-play coverage of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, from early in their existence until his death in 1989, more than two decades later. In addition to the Blues, Kelly broadcast NHL games on national television in the United States and Canada for a number of years. He did broadcast work in 16 Stanley Cup Finals between 1969 and 1988, working for CBS, the NHL Network, the USA Network, CBC, CTV, and Global. He also provided play-by-play coverage of the 1987 Canada Cup and was the primary hockey broadcaster for CTV at the 1988 Winter Olympics, in Calgary.
The Dan Kelly scholarships will be competitively awarded. A committee composed of five Communication faculty members (with at least one of the committee members possessing teaching and/or research interests in the area of journalism) will review the applications. This committee will recommend scholarship recipients to the full faculty of the Department of Communication. Nominations for these scholarships can happen in one of two ways. A faculty member may nominate a student, or a student may self-nominate her or himself. In both instances, however, nominees must meet the criteria (see below).
The department will award up to three $1,500 scholarships this year. We will award scholarships to two incoming juniors (students with between 60 and 90 credit hours) for the 2013/2014 school year. The students to whom we award these scholarships will receive them their senior year as well, provided they continue to remain a communication major and meet the award's GPA requirements (see below). We will also award a scholarship to one incoming senior (90+ credit hours). The senior will receive the scholarship for just one year.
To be considered for the scholarship, students must meet the following criteria.
(1) A student must be a declared communication major who will have at least junior standing (60 hours or more) by the start of the first semester upon which he/she begins receiving the scholarship.
(2) A student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the major.
(3) A student must have completed a minimum of 13 hours of communication courses by the end of this Spring 2013 semester. At least one of those courses must be a journalism-related course. These courses include, for example, CMM 210 News Writing, CMM 255 Photo Journalism, CMM 444 History of Journalism, CMM 410 Multiplatform Journalism, and CMM 342 Literary Journalism. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and that there may be other journalism-related courses that could qualify a student for this scholarship award.
(4) A student must complete the brief Dan Kelly Broadcast Journalism Scholarship application form and attach her/his current resume.
(5) A student also must submit a 500-word essay to the Kelly Scholarship Committee. The essay should indicate the student's expressed and/or demonstrated interest in a career in broadcast journalism.
To be considered for a 2013/2014 scholarship, a student's 500-word essay, a current resume, and a completed application form must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2013. The materials must be submitted to Dr. Dan Kozlowski, the Dan Kelly Scholarship Committee Chair, as email attachments. Dr. Kozlowski's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Recipients of these awards will be invited to the Department of Communication Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 16 to be formally recognized.