College of Journalism & Communications

Ranked among the top programs in the nation, the College of Journalism and Communications empowers students to use communication to improve lives. Through a combination of conceptual and theoretical instruction and skills training, students gain exposure to academic knowledge and practical experience alongside innovative faculty in advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication. The college fosters an environment steeped in academic and professional excellence that can be applied in a range of career settings.

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Featured Giving Opportunities

FM Founders

Unrestricted support of WUFT - FM.

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Diane McFarlin Student Internship & Career Fund

Strengthen the College's network of potential employers and help students secure rewarding internships and jobs.

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UF CJC Online General Fund

Support the UF CJC Online office student scholarships, programs, travel, and marketing.

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Advertising

Carla Hotvedt Photojournalism Scholarship

Support a scholarship in memory of Carla Hotvedt.

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CJC Advertising Department Fund

Support non-state-funded programs and activities benefiting Advertising students enrolled in the College of Journalism and...

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FNAME Advertising Scholarship

GA: Support a student majoring in advertising at the College who is a Florida resident.

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G. Paul Smeyak Sports Journalism and Communications Internship Endowment

GA: Provide financial assistance to students who are actively engaged in a sports and media internship. The students must be studying...

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Richard and Shirley McGinnis Fund for Advertising Excellence

Letter: support excellence in Advertising Dept by providing resources beyond state funding.

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Stanley Zack Advertising Scholarship

Support scholarships to students in College of Journalism & Communications who are interested in pursuing a career in Advertising.

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Centers

Agency General Fund

Support The Agency in the College of Journalism and Communication.

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Brechner Center Support Endowment

GA: support ESC & its associated programs in field of freedom of information with close ties to FOI Center. This fund is to support the...

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Center for Public Interest Communications Fund

Support the Center for Public Interest Communications and related work.

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Joseph L. and Marion B. Brechner Research Fellowship

Proposal: support graduate assistant, technology and the Brechner Award winner visit for the Brechner Center.

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Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Endowment

GA: support various projects of Brechner FOI Center including, but not restricted to staff and expenses, grad fellowships, and an annual...

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Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Endowment

Amended agreement: support research, reports, articles, teaching, study, service, scholarship and/or programming related to contemporary...

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McClatchy Professorship in Freedom of Information

GA: support professorship to promote importance freedom of expression, public access & principle of freedom of information in US &...

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Peter C. Barr Integrated Marketing Communications Endowment

GA #2 signed 07/15/14: Existing $59,067.56 in the fund shall be used to hire the Executive Director of the College's Strategic...

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William C. Steel Media Access Fund

Support freedom of information activities of Brechner Center.

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General

Advertising Faculty Travel Fund

Support travel for the faculty of the College's Department of Advertising.

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Alfred M. Kohn Endowed Scholarship

Support scholarships for juniors & seniors majoring in Journalism in College of Journalism & Communications.

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Allen H. Neuharth Library Endowment Fund

Letter (amended): support purchases of material for Neuharth Library, expenditures for travel, conference attendance, and similar...

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Alvin G. and Effie D. Flanagan Endowment Fund

Estate: support academic enrichment, primarily in areas of broadcasting education including scholarships, fellowships; and innovative...

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Arbitron New Media Fund

Ltr: Support the College's project evaluating how young people adapt to changes in the digital environment.

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Barbara Gaynes Scholarship

Support scholarship for students majoring in Journalism; pref for out of state juniors or seniors.

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Barry M. Berish Scholarship Fund

Support scholarship for students in College of Journalism & Communications majoring in Advertising; selection by committee based on...

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Bill F. Chamberlin Fund

Support faculty or graduate student in the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project.

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Bill Hamilton Memorial Survey Research Fund

Support graduate students engaged in political survey research in both Colleges of Journalism and Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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Bonni G. Tischler Endowment for Student Leadership and Professional Advancement

GA: support undergrad scholarships who have show initiative in advancing women's leadership in any of these areas: university...

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Buddy Baker Scholarship

Support scholarships to journalism majors interested in pursuing careers in arts and entertainment reporting or editing.

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C. A. Hiaasen Scholarship

Support scholarships for students majoring in Journalism.

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Charles G. Wellborn, Jr. Scholarship

Support scholarships to students majoring in Public Relations in Journalism & Communications.

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Charles M. and Joanne Mirabella Professional Advancement Fund in Honor of Sam and Marie Mirabella

GA: support professional advancement activities of students and faculty in the College of Journalism and Communications; may include but...

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Cliff and Stella Marks Fund

Support salary for a top student in an Account Manager role in The Agency.

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Dan Valentine Memorial Scholarship

Support annual scholarship for in-state, full-time junior or senior in a College of Journalism and Communications major.

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David S. Arthurs Family Public Radio Endowment

GA: support public radio service for Citrus County and West Central Florida through the auspices of the College of Journalism and...

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Diversity in Communications Scholarship

Support Scholarships for students who are active members of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Eleanor Roberts Public Television Excellence Fund

Estate: support teaching, research & programs of WUFT-TV.

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Emily Howard Bateman Scholarship

Spendable income from the Emily Howard Bateman Scholarship Fund shall support scholarships in Journalism in the College of Journalism...

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Eric M. Gorbach Scholarship of Bitner.Com

GA: support for juniors or seniors in Public Relations who demonstrate commitment to community through activities during their first two...

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F. Andrew Warden Media Sales Scholarship Fund

To provide up to $1,500 per academic year for students who are registered in the Media Sales Certificate and demonstrate academic merit.

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Florence W. Ruebush Endowment

GA: scholarships and/or assistantships for undergraduate and graduate students in College of Journalism and Communications.

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Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications Fund

This fund was established in 2007 in honor of University of Florida alumnus, Frank Karel, by ...

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Frank/Patterson Student School Fund

To support students at the College of Journalism and Communications who find themselves in financial difficulty due to unexpected...

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Frederick W. Hartmann Fellowship

Support graduate students who demonstrate interest in journalism ethics for First Amendment problems, with preference to students...

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Freedom Forum Scholarship Fund

GA (amended): support recruitment, retention & graduation of journalism students; preference to those with demonstrated ability to...

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Gainesville Advertising Scholarship

Support annual scholarship to junior or senior in College of Journalism and Communications majoring in advertising; selection by...

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Gardner Mark Harrison Scholarship

Support scholarship for Journalism student.

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Gary Peacock Scholarship

Support scholarships for students in College of Journalism.

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George A. Levy Scholarship

Support scholarship open to all students in College of Journalism & Communications; selection by committee based on scholarship and need.

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Governor R. H. Gore, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Support scholarships for students in College of Journalism & Communications.

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Graham K. Gloss Scholarship

Support scholarship for seniors majoring in Advertising.

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Gus H. Hancock, Jr. Endowment Fund

Estate: support teaching, research and outreach programs in College of Journalism.

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Harold A. (Hal) Herman Endowment Fund

GA: support students, faculty, or programs in Journalism and Communications concerned with magazines; preference to persons or...

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Haviland Photojournalism Scholarship/Assistantship Endowment

GA: recruit, retain and graduate students in the college of Journalism and Communications; support undergraduate scholarships and/or...

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Helen Borer Boggs and Otis Boggs Sports Broadcasting Fund

GA: support graduate or undergraduate awards to subsidize product and travel associated with presentations at national conferences and...

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Helen Huntley-Margo Cox Pope Scholarship Fund

Recruit, retain and graduate students in the College of Journalism and Communications by providing scholarships and/or assistantships to...

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Helen Watt Agency Travel Fund

GA: Support travel related to The Agency at the College.

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Henry and Eugenia Graham Professional Development Fund for Science/Health Communication

GA: To support professional development activities of faculty who are teaching, researching or providing service in the fields of...

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Jack S. Hardy Scholarship Fund

GA: support scholarship awards to students in Public Relations who have a min GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated interest in health care.

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Jackie Cornelius Reid Scholarship in Journalism and Communications

Support a scholarship for students with financial need of the College of Journalism and Communications. For Journalism majors only.

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James Lawrence Fly Fund

Support graduate student in Telecommunications.

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James S. Fish Scholarship

Support scholarships for students majoring in Advertising.

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James Weeks Professional Advancement Fund

GA: support professional advancement for faculty and students in College of Journalism and Communications including conferences,...

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Jane Fisher Scholarship

Support scholarship for juniors and seniors in College of Journalism & Communications majoring in Telecommunications; preference to...

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Jim Kerlin Broadcasting Scholarship

Support scholarship for undergraduate telecommunication major.

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Joanne and Charles Mirabella Scholarship Fund

Support scholarship for students in College of Journalism & Communications majoring in Advertising.

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John B. and Gloria B. Sweger Scholarship Fund

Support scholarships for College of Journalism & Communications.

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John Mason Gardner Journalism and Communications Fund

GA: Support scholarships/fellowships for worthy students in the College of Journalism and Communications, showing financial need; may...

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John W. Schryber Endowment Fund

GA: support graduate assistants enrolled in College's joint degree programs leading to either a Juris Doctor and Master's in Mass...

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Joseph S. Field, Jr. Scholarship

GA: support scholarship for Journalism students majoring in Telecommunications.

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Journalism and Communications General Scholarship Fund

Support scholarships; each year publish bio of recipients in Communigator.

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Joy Reese Shaw Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship in Journalism

Support assistantship/fellowship awards to graduate students in the College of Journalism and Communications with a preference for those...

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Judy Lynn Prince Scholarship/Assistantship

GA: support scholarships and assistantships in College of Journalism and Communications.

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Julie Silver Memorial Scholarship

Support annual scholarship for junior or senior in College of Journalism & Communications majoring in Telecommunications.

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Kathy Pellegrino Memorial Fund

To award a scholarship to a student majoring in Journalism who has an interest in diversity, mentoring and the First Amendment issues;...

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Kenneth B. Schick Scholarship

GA: Support Scholarships, unrestricted to the college, at the discretion of the Dean.

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Kingsway Financial Professional Advancement Fund for International Communication

GA: support international professional advancement activities of students and faculty in the College of Journalism and Communications;...

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Knight Division for Scholarships, Career Services and Multicultural Affairs

Support scholarships, career services and multi cultural affairs in the College of Journalism and Communications.

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Leland M. Hawes, Jr. Internship Endowment

GA: support for junior, senior, or graduate students in completing a for-credit internship in College of Journalism and Communications.

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Leo L. Kubiet Scholarship Fund

GA: support scholarship for students in College of Journalism & Communications who are United States Citizens.

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Lillian and Herman Rosenthal Memorial Scholarship/Assistantship Fund

GA: support recruitment, retention and graduation of students in College of Journalism and Communications with undergraduate scholarship...

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Lloyd Russell Endowment

Letter: support interactive media activities in College; including fellowships, projects involving computerized communications & an...

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Machal Endowment Fund

Support activities directly associated with acquisition of materials and maintenance of existing collections, data bases & various...

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Margaret F. Lambert Scholarship and Assistantship Endowment

Support scholarship and assistantship in College of Journalism.

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Marion and John Paul Jones, Jr. Scholarship

Support scholarships for students in College of Journalism & Communications who are interested in pursuing a career in environmental...

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Mark A. and Debra G. Nouss Fellowship in Journalism

GA: support scholarships or fellowships in College of Journalism.

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Miami Herald South Florida Scholarship Fund

GA(amended): support for recruitment, retention and graduation of students in College of Journalism who plan to pursue careers in...

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Michael and Linda Connelly Professional Advancement Fund

GA: support professional advancement activities of students & faculty in Journalism & Communications; may include prof summers,...

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Michael and Linda Connelly Term Lecturer for Narrative Writing

GA: support a term lecturer position for narrative writing and an additional position to be determined at the Dean's discretion.

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Mike Foley Scholarship

Support scholarship for jrs or srs majoring in Journalism; preference for married students.

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Moe and Laura Schwartz Scholarship Fund

Support scholarships for juniors & seniors in Advertising or Magazines in College of Journalism & Communications.

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Nathaniel W. Pickard Fellowship

Support fellowship for graduate students at College of Journalism & Communications who demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in...

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New York Times Professional Advancement Award

Support professional advancement for Dept of Journalism.

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New York Times Scholarship Fund

GA(amended): support recruitment/retention/graduation of Journalism or Advertising students; preference to those students who have...

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Orlando Sentinel/South Florida Sun-Sentinel Scholarship Fund

GA: support recruitment, retention & graduation of students in newspaper journalism or advertising; pref for those from Orlando or South...

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Palm Beach Post/Cox Foundation Scholarship Fund

GA (amended): support recruitment, retention and graduation of students majoring in journalism or advertising per agreement.

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Pearce-Deyo Scholarship

Support scholarships for College of Journalism & Communications.

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Peter and Nancy Barr Trust Scholarship

GA: support scholarships to jrs or srs in Journalism & Communications planning on entering field of advertising; Bus Ethics Match, must...

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Peter G. Gordon/Sun-Sentinel Scholarship

Support an annual undergraduate scholarship for a worthy student in the UF College of Journalism and Communications pursuing a career in...

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Philip L. Graham Scholarship Fund

GA: support recruitment/ retention/graduation of students in Telecommunications; preference to applicants from Jax/Miami/Orlando areas,...

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Public Broadcasting Production Fund

Support production of TV & radio programs for WUFT.

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Ralph and Bronia Lowenstein Fellowship

Support fellowships in College of Journalism & Communications.

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Randolph A. Hearst Broadcast News Scholarship

Support scholarships for Broadcast News majors.

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Red Barber Scholarship

Support scholarship for juniors and seniors in College of Journalism & Communications majoring in sports broadcasting; preference to...

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Rosalynn Rivas Study Abroad Endowment

GA: Provide financial assistance for students in the College who are studying abroad.

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Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Scholarship Fund

Letter: support for outstanding graduate student at time of graduation for job hunting.

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Stephen N. and Betty L. Hooper Endowment Scholarship in the College of Journalism

GA: support graduate students at the College of Journalism and Communications.

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Stuart G. Newman Endowed Scholarship

Support scholarship for public relations.

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Tampa Bay Times Scholarship Fund

GA: support recruitment, retention & graduation of students in journalism or journalism related advertising; pref to those from Tampa...

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Tampa Bay Times/James P. Kerlin Fellowship

Support fellowship for graduate student pursuing studies in communication law or freedom of information.

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The Dolgoff Scholars

Scholarships or assistantships for undergraduate and graduate full-time students in the College who are interested in teaching or...

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Valerie Nagler Bender Scholarship in News Leadership

Support a Florida resident, academically, a minimum of a B average; and demonstrating leadership in the news field.

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Wade S. Swerdlow Scholarship

Support scholarships for juniors and seniors from Broward County majoring in telecommunications.

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Wickstrom Family Fund for Excellence in Investigative Reporting

GA: support graduate awards to students studying investigative reporting in College of Journalism and Communications.

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William S. Pearce Scholarship

GA: Support Scholarships, unrestricted to the college, at the discretion of the Dean.

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Wright Innovation Internships

GA: Support internships for students in the College in locations away from home and campus. (See GA)

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WTVJ/NBC 6 Scholarship/Assistantship in Memory of Rob Pierce

GA: support scholarship &/or assistantship awards to students planning to pursue careers in television/electronic news videography;...

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Journalism

Bickel Journalistic Scholarship

Support needy students in College of Journalism & Communications at discretion of college.

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Bob Leach Scholarship

Support annual scholarship for undergraduate telecommunications majors in College of Journalism and Communication.

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Burkowski Family Sports and Media Scholarship

GA: Support students in the College who have financial need and who are studying in sports-related fields, with preference to students...

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Claudia Ross Memorial Fellowship for Investigative Reporting

Will: One or more fellowships shall be given to graduate students in the College of Journalism & Communications, selected on the...

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Gary L. Watson Endowment for Leadership in Journalism Management

Support a graduate student seeking to study the aspects of management in journalism. Donor's preference is a student in the graduate...

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H. G. “Buddy” Davis Scholarship

Support scholarship for incoming senior majoring in reporting or editing in College of Journalism.

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Rachel B. Lowenstein Scholarship Fund

Letter: support scholarships for College of Journalism and Communications.

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Russell Brines Scholarship in International or Political Reporting

Support scholarships for students in the College who have financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA and an interest in reporting in areas of...

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Terry Hynes Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship in Journalism and Communications

Support graduate assistantships and fellowship for students in the College of Journalism and Communications.

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Triad Gator Club®

Support academic scholarships to students from the Greensboro, NC area attending the University of Florida.

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William A. (Andy) Fletcher Endowment for Journalism and Communications Excellence

GA: support teaching, research, and service/outreach programs in the College of Journalism and Communications at the Dean's discretion.

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Media Properties

FM Founders

Unrestricted support of WUFT - FM.

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Friends of Five Inc – WUFT

Unrestricted support of WUFT - TV.

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WRUF 1928 Founders Club

Support WRUF for the continual improvements/needs for equipment and software, ultimately benefiting the students who gain hand-on...

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WRUF Enhancement

Support student enhancement & special projects at WRUF.

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WUFT-FM Endowment

Support academic mission of the College in conjunction with academic and educational mission of the public radio stations which operate...

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WUFT-TV Endowment Fund

Support academic mission of the College in conjunction with academic and educational mission of the public television stations which...

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Public Relations

A. P. Phillips Professional Advancement

Support faculty in Advertising and/or Public Relations Depts.

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C. Del Galloway Professional Advancement Fund for Public Relations

GA: support professional advancement activities of faculty in the Dept of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and...

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FPRA Scholarship Fund

Support scholarships for Public Relations and expenses for "Roast and Toast" scholarship dinner.

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Jack Detweiler Public Relations Endowment Fund

Support faculty and student enrichment in Public Relations Dept.

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PR Advisory Council Fund

Support faculty and student development within the Public Relations Department

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Sandra and Stuart Newman Professional Advancement Fund

Support professional advancement for faculty in Public Relations Dept.

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Tom McEwen Scholarship in Sports Journalism

GA: Support scholarship awards to a junior or senior level student studying in the College with a concentration on Sports Journalism;...

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Telecommunications

Kenneth A. Christiansen Endowment

Support annual scholarship to student entering senior year & majoring in Telecommunications & demonstrating scholastic achievement,...

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Media Production, Management, and Technology

Transferred to the administration of Dr. Sylvia Chan-Olmsted for her discretionary use in the telecommunication management program;...

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