Thanks to the contributions of individuals and foundations, the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications consistently awards some $600,000 in scholarship support to students each academic year.
The Bellisario College has developed a sizable scholarship program specifically for diversity students as well. The major funding source is through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Some $40,000 is awarded each year though that program to top-flight students of color.
Most communications scholarship are awarded by a faculty committee during the spring semester of each academic year to apply toward the following year’s expenses. The assistant dean for diversity and inclusion serves on this committee.