Completing internships and participating in educational opportunities outside the classroom makes students more marketable when searching for professional employment. However, many students aren't able to take advantage of the best internship experiences because most are unpaid and financial aid won't cover the costs.
Thankfully, MU communication students now have a scholarship opportunity to help address these needs. The Communication Student Opportunities Fund was established by the Advisory Council of the Department of Communication to provide student summer scholarships to help support internship opportunities. This new fund needs additional alumni assistance to continue supporting the extracurricular education of communication students. Our goal is to award up to three students $2,000 each in coming years.
Previous student scholarship winners have completed summer internships at the Pentagon, FOX Sports, CNN, the American Red Cross, and more. These experiences would not have been possible without this scholarship.
Please consider a financial investment in the lives of today's students by supporting the Communication Student Opportunities Fund. Every dollar has a meaningful impact.