Get Involved

The department encourages students to get involved with one of the many student organizations at the department, college, and/or university level. Please click on the links to the right to learn more about the student organizations specifically focusing on communication.

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Department Competitions

  • Bateman Case Study Competition: As described the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the Bateman Case Study competition is the “premier national case study competition for public relations students, and gives you an opportunity to apply your classroom education and internship experiences to create and implement a full public relations campaign.” Our PRSSA chapter continues to be nationally recognized at the annual event. To learn more, please contact Prof. Farah Sanders. 

Resources for Success

The Department of Communication, the College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS), and Utah Valley University provide resources that students can use to build and refine their academic and professional skills.

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Communication students are eligible for the following scholarships:

  • Dean's Merit Awards: Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Forgotten Carols Scholarship: These awards are for students in severe financial need. Students must complete the online financial aid application, with emphasis on the financial need section.

  • Deseret News Scholarship: This award is offered to a student who can show evidence (submitting a sample) of quality reporting and writing that demonstrates professionalism and ethical standards. Students must be majoring in communication.

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences Award: This award is given to a continuing student who is a major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Bill Cobb Peace and Justice Award: Students must provide written evidence of a personal and/or academic commitment to these items: [a] peace, justice, conflict resolution broadly defined, [b] the value of a higher education as an important basis for one's participation in American democracy, and [c] a respect for global interdependence and understanding.

  • Monroe and Shirley Paxman Humanitarian Scholarship: The student must demonstrate via essay or video that they are providing humanitarian service to the community (university, local, national, or international).

  • CHSS Completion Award: Students must be within 15 credits of graduation, have complete the FAFSA, and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

  • UVU Communication Department Award: This award is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in communications. They must be in their junior or senior year.

All scholarships are offered to those students who are in good standing and generally have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. They must be residents and full time students. For more information about scholarships, please see Kristen Smith in CB 502A or email her at [email protected].