Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Communication offers awards and scholarships for students in communication studies and journalism. Each degree program has a spring event where students are honored for their academic and scholarly work. Communication studies sponsors awards for Outstanding Majors and Scholars, Department Service and Creative Achievement at the O'Connell Awards Ceremony.  

The journalism program offers various awards and scholarships for academic and scholarly works including awards for PRSSA and The Northern Star. Awards are presented at the annual Journalism Banquet. Check out the available journalism scholarships and awards and how to apply.

Undergraduate Advising

Laura Vazquez, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Watson Hall 213
815-753-7107
lvazquez@niu.edu 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising
Zulauf Hall 201
815-753-0114
clas_advising_office@niu.edu

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