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Why Study Communications at Elizabethtown

An Elizabethtown College education will prepare you to enter the rapidly changing world of communications.

Areas of Study

As a communications major at Elizabethtown College, you'll lay the groundwork for a career as a professional communicator in both the media/journalism and corporate worlds.

Campus Media

Elizabethtown College is home to several student-run and community-based campus media outlets.

Scholarships

The Department of Communications at Elizabethtown College offers scholarship opportunities exclusive to our majors. Each year, two annual scholarships awarded to two communications majors. All scholarship applications are due by 4 pm the second Wednesday in March.

Kaylor Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize Betty Kaylor, long-time department secretary for her contributions to the education of 600 communications majors and others at Elizabethtown College. This scholarship, awarded from an endowment fund, acknowledges a worthy rising sophomore and is to be used to continue his or her studies in the Communications program at Elizabethtown College. The non-renewable scholarship will assist the recipient by providing a reduction in tuition.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a declared Communications major at Elizabethtown College and considered a rising sophomore.

Selection Criteria: Selection of the Betty Kaylor Memorial Scholarship will be based on the following:

  • A grade point average of at least a 2.5.
  • Commitment for success in a communications career and a display of continuing improvement as evidenced in an essay for that purpose accompanying the application.
  • Experience in the field of communications such as: practicums, employment, course work, presentations or publications.
  • Two letters of recommendation are needed. One letter of recommendation needs to be from someone familiar with the candidate’s professional and personal qualifications. This letter may come from a faculty member outside of the department, a communications professional, and/or a person with knowledge of the candidate’s leadership and management potential. Communications Department faculty/staff may not provide this letter. Another letter of recommendation must come from an Elizabethtown College student majoring in Communications.

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Smith Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize Sharon Ann Smith '92, a friend, fellow student, and successful advertiser, a memorial fund was established after her tragic death weeks after getting her first position in the New York advertising community. This scholarship, awarded from an endowment fund, is intended to acknowledge a worthy rising junior and is to be used to complete their studies in the Communications Program at Elizabethtown College. The scholarship will assist the recipient by providing a reduction in tuition.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a declared Communications major at Elizabethtown College and considered a rising junior.

Selection Criteria: Selection of the Sharon Smith Memorial Scholarship will be based on the following:

  • Scholarship.
  • Potential and commitment for success in a communications career as evidenced in an essay for that purpose accompanying the application.
  • Experience in the field of communications such as: practicums, internships, employment, course work, presentations or publications.
  • A demonstrated spirit of friendliness, helpfulness and effort on behalf of fellow students.
  • Two letters of recommendation are needed. One letter of recommendation must be from someone familiar with the candidate's professional and personal qualifications. This letter may come from a faculty member outside of the department, a communications professional, and/or a person with knowledge of the candidate's leadership and management potential. Communications Department faculty/staff may not provide this letter. Another letter of recommendation must come from an Elizabethtown College student majoring in Communications.

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