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The Communication Fellows Program

Now accepting proposals for the 2022 cohort of Scripps Communication Fellows

In 2018, the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication launched the Communication Fellows Program. Focusing on curriculum development in communication across PK-12 levels of instruction, the fellowship offers graduate-level professional development credit, project support and generous stipends. We seek to increase interaction and collaboration between PK-12 faculty and higher education faculty who share mutual interests in communication-related instruction.

We define communication broadly to include but not be limited to:

  • Social media use and consequences
  • Use of communication technology in classrooms by students
  • Teaching approaches to using communication technology
  • The Internet of Things
  • Audio podcasting
  • Digital video creation and editing
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Digital design
  • Public speaking
  • Health communication
  • The structure of the internet
  • Information/news literacy
  • And much more 

Up to 10 fellows will be named each year, representative of rural Appalachian districts and urban districts in the state of Ohio.

Program Benefits                                

Communication Fellows are named yearly in the spring and receive the following support and opportunities:

  • $1500 stipend   
  • $1000 classroom stipend             
  • Personalized award delivered to your school by the dean of the Scripps College of Communication
  • Invitation to participate in our annual college celebration          
  • Announcements to local and regional media outlets publicizing the award       
  • Three-day summer residential experience, June 13-15, on Ohio University’s Athens campus with concentrated instruction focusing on new communication technologies and teaching methods  
  • Paid room and board during residential experience, with additional hotel accommodations available on June 12 if required due to travel distance
  • Free tuition for a graduate-level course occurring as part of the summer residential experience
  • Monthly check-ins online and onsite by college leadership        
  • Networking opportunities with faculty working in your field     
  • Placement with a Scripps College of Communication faculty mentor to assist with your project           
  • Potential additional classroom support