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Scholarships and Awards

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The Department of Communication offers awards and scholarships for students in communication studies and journalism. Each degree program has a spring event where students are honored for their academic and scholarly work. Communication studies sponsors awards for Outstanding Majors and Scholars, Department Service and Creative Achievement at the O'Connell Awards Ceremony.  

The journalism program offers various awards and scholarships for academic and scholarly works including awards for PRSSA, The Northern Star and The Northern Television Center. Awards are presented at the annual Journalism Banquet. Check out the available journalism scholarships and awards and how to apply.

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Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
Watson Hall 210
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1563
Fax: 815-753-7109

Acting Department Chair

Mehdi Semati
Phone: 815-753-7028
Email: msemati@niu.edu