The scholarship application for academic year 2022-2023 is no longer available. The application deadline was Monday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. Please check back in March of 2023 for the '23-'24 application.


Mass Communications Scholarships

Supporting our majors in their academic pursuits is a priority for The School of Communication, Film, and Media. That's why each year we offer scholarship opportunities for achieving students in financial need. The application for 2022-2023 Mass Communications scholarships will be available here in March of 2022, with the exception of our Dora Byron scholarship. For further information about our scholarships (applications, deadlines, and award amounts) please contact the School of Communication, Film, and Media at

Dora Byron Memorial Scholarship

Recipient Criteria: Incoming freshman women who have a high school average of "B" or better, a demonstrated interest in journalism, and who plan to declare Mass Communications major may apply for this scholarship. The recipient must maintain a "B" (3.0) average or better while at West Georgia, and must to commit to writing at least one article per semester for The West Georgian, the student-produced University newspaper. 

Frances Parkman Memorial Scholarship

Recipient Criteria: Priority given to a junior or senior pursuing a career in mass communication, who has attained a minimum 2.5 GPA after completing 30 hrs of college credit.  Financial need and participation in extracurricular activities will be considered including serving on the staff of The West Georgian.  Student Financial Services will determine which student has a financial need.

David S. Parkman III Scholarship

Recipient Criteria: Priority will be given to a junior or senior pursuing a career in convergence journalism who has attained a minimum 2.5 GPA after completing 30 hours of college credit. Participating in extracurricular activities by applicants will be considered, with special consideration given to staff members of The West Georgian. Priority will also be given to a student from Carroll County.

George Fields Whatley Scholarship

Recipient Criteria:  Financially deserving Mass Communications major with an emphasis in convergence journalism.

Margaret Gauthier Mass Communications Scholarship

Recipient Criteria: Student majoring in Mass Communications with an emphasis on Speech. Recipient must have attained a minimum 3.0 GPA after completing 45 hours of college credit. Financial need may be a consideration and will be screened through the UWG Office of Financial Aid.