Charline M. Wackman Award

Charline M. Wackman, a Wisconsin native who lived in Dane county, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918 with a major in Speech. Ms. Wackman participated in theatrical productions and was especially interested in the artistic aspects of theater and speech.


Eligibility Criteria
This scholarship fund provides one-time awards to Wisconsin residents with junior or senior standing who have been admitted to the Communication Arts major. Scholarships are awarded for academic achievement (cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher), a superior project proposal, and service to the Communication Arts Department and its mission. Past recipients may apply.


How to Apply
In addition to completing the online application, students submit an essay associated with the award category for which they are applying (academic achievement, project, service to the department) and a brief description of their financial need. Applicants must also identify a Communication Arts professor, instructor or teaching assistant who will serve as a reference for them. Applications are due March 23, 2021. References must also be completed by March 23, 2021.


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Award
Varies
Organizations
Department of Communication Arts
Deadline
03/23/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please identify the category you are applying under. (You may only apply under one)
  2. An essay is required as part of the application. Please answer all questions under the category for which you are applying. Please limit your response to two pages.

    Categories (You may only apply under one category. Choose Scholarship, Project or Service.):

    Scholarship:
    1. Think back on your theory, history, criticism courses in the Communication Arts. Describe a theoretical framework or a key insight that has altered the way you think about an aspect of communication.
    2. Provide an example of how you have applied the knowledge you have gained from your Communication Arts coursework to a non-classroom setting.
    3. How would receiving this award help you financially? Would it, for example, allow you to accept an unpaid internship, avoid accumulating additional debt, reduce the number of hours you need to work so you can become more involved in a student organization and/or focus more on your studies? Please be specific.
    Project:
    1. Describe your scholarly or artistic project.
    2. Include a budget for the project.
    Service:
    1. Describe how you have promoted the department's objectives and mission.
    2. How would receiving this award help you financially? Would it, for example, allow you to accept an unpaid internship, avoid accumulating additional debt, reduce the number of hours you need to work so you can become more involved in a student organization and/or focus more on your studies? Please be specific.

    Please upload your essay.
  3. Recommendations will be used to determine whether you are a strong candidate for the scholarship(s) associated with the application. You should carefully consider who you request for a recommendation. We strongly recommend that you ask a Communication Arts professor, instructor or teaching assistant to serve as your recommender. Your recommender will be asked to answer a couple of questions instead of submitting a letter. Be sure to contact the recommender(s) to let them know you listed them as a recommender for this application.
  4. Please note if you are awarded a Charline M. Wackman Award, the Communication Arts Department will list you as a recipient of the award in our communications with the UW Systems Trust Funds and the general public.
  5. I understand that to receive and maintain my scholarship I must be a student in good standing. Any instances of academic or non-academic misconduct may result in the removal of this scholarship.