Scholarships

The Department of Journalism & Public Relations awards at least 10 scholarships annually, ranging from $250 to $5,000. Journalism and public relations majors and minors can apply for the scholarships described below between November 1, 2019 and March 2, 2020 through Beach Scholarships.  Scholarship winners are announced at Journalism & Public Relations Day each April.

The following Scholarships were awarded on April 28, 2020.  Congratulations to all of our winners:

Phyllis Jackson Memorial Endowed Scholarship: $5,000 (total amount awarded)

  • Honors the memory of CSULB journalism professor Phyllis Jackson.
  • Current recipients: Paula Kiley, Hannah Getahun, Joy Rowden, Sanjesh Singh, and Gabriel Islas

Michael and Julie Anastasi Scholarship: $1,500

  • Given by the Anastasis to support a journalism student returning to college.
  • Current recipient: Alejandro Vazquez

Edison Institute Endowed Scholarship ($700)

  • Given to a junior or senior continuing journalism student for outstanding work in the field.
  • Current recipient: Erika Paz

Journalism Special Scholarship ($500)

  • Given to an outstanding continuing journalism student.
  • Current recipient: Chance Sinerius

Steffes Journalism Endowed Scholarship ($500)

  • Honors the memory of CSULB photojournalism professor Robert A. Steffes by recognizing a student showing promise in photojournalism, photo editing or media design.
  • Current recipient: Alexander Broom

Journalism Endowed Scholarship ($700)

  • Given to an outstanding continuing journalism student.
  • Current recipient: Richard Grant

Beach Charities Scholarship ($400)

  • Given to an outstanding junior or senior journalism student.
  • Current recipient: Jacob Powers

Gail Barfield Savitz Endowed Scholarship ($600)

  • Given to a continuing sophomore, junior or senior journalism student who has distinguished him- or herself in journalism and related coursework.
  • Current recipient: Victor Rodriguez