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The Communication Fellows Program

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                  
  • Announcements to local and regional media outlets publicizing the award    
  • Three-day summer residential experience, July 12-14, 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 July 11 if required due to travel distance
  • Free tuition for a 4-credit hour online class from our roster of graduate certificates 
  • Monthly check-ins online and onsite by college leadership      
  • Networking opportunities with faculty working in your field              
  • Potential additional classroom support

The application period for the 2024 cohort of Scripps Communication Fellows has now closed. Those selected for the fellowship will be notified by mid-March 2024.