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College of Communication & Creative Arts - Journalism

Rowan University

Scholarships and Awards


The Department of Journalism offers scholarships to junior and senior-level students. Scholarships reward outstanding student work in particular areas, cover travel expenses for internships, or allow students to attend national conferences.

Students can contact their academic advisors for more information on scholarship opportunities.


Each year the Journalism Department honors graduating students who have achieved excellence in their respective fields of study with two Medallion Awards:

Jack Gillespie Award for Excellence in Journalism
This medallion honors Jack Gillespie, Professor Emeritus, and is awarded to a student who demonstrates journalism skills, commitment to quality campus publications, and dedication to the art and craft of writing. It is donated by Mr. Richard Ambacher, Professor Emeritus.

Claudia Cuddy Award for Excellence in Editing and Publishing
This award honors a student who excels in editing and/or page layout and also contributes extensively to publications, especially on campus.