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The intent of the Communication Fellows Program is to provide tangible support to innovative educators who want to infuse communication topics into their classrooms. Communication Fellows are named yearly in the spring and receive the following support and opportunities:

  • Free tuition for a graduate-level course occurring online and as part of the summer residential experience. (Maximum of 4 credit hours)

  • $1,500 stipend
  • $1,000 classroom stipend

  • Personalized award delivered to your school by the dean of Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication

  • Invitation to participate in college celebration introducing fellowship 

  • Announcements to local and regional media outlets publicizing the award 

  • Three-day summer residential experience, June 24-26 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 hotel accommodations available on June 23rd if required due to travel distance

  • 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

  • Potential opportunity for another week in Athens supporting the High School Workshops in Journalism, Media Arts & Studies, or Middle School Coding Workshop

Proposals are accepted starting in December. The annual call for Communication Fellows proposals goes out in December on Scripps College news and social media platforms.