Keith Harris Wyche Memorial Scholarship

Keith Harris Wyche was a 1989 graduate of the Communication Arts Department. This scholarship was set up in his honor by his parents, James H. and Karen F. Wyche, and his brothers, Gregory W. and Jonathan M. Wyche.

Eligibility Criteria
This scholarship fund provides one-time awards to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have been admitted to the Communication Arts major and have at least a 2.8 GPA in their major coursework. Students from underrepresented populations or who have financial need will be given preference.

How to Apply
In addition to completing an online application, students must provide a two-page statement describing the value of a Communication Arts major and how the award will impact them financially. Applicants must also identify a Communication Arts professor, instructor or teaching assistant who will serve as a reference for them. Applications are due March 21, 2023. References must also be completed by March 21, 2023.

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Department of Communication Arts
Supplemental Questions
  1. An essay is required as part of the application. Please limit your response to two pages.

    Respond to the following questions:
    1. Why did you choose to major in Communication Arts?
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. Please note that if you are awarded a Keith Harris Wyche Memorial Scholarship, the Communication Arts Department will share your name, home address, academic year, and the information provided in your application essay with Mr. and Mrs. Wyche and the UW Foundation. Your name may also be listed in communications to the general public, such as the Comm Arts website.
  4. 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.