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The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Donor Funded Scholarships and Criteria


The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication is always working to expand scholarship opportunities for its students. We have many more deserving students than we do scholarships.

These competitive, donor-funded scholarships serve to recognize the recipients’ academic achievements and contributions to the Herbert School.

Most Herbert School scholarships provide modest tuition remission and are awarded to rising juniors and seniors. Endowed scholarships may underwrite all or a portion a recipient’s current award from Hofstra University.

For information about scholarship opportunities for Lawrence Herbert School of Communication students and/or external resources, please contact Dean Marlowe

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FAFSA must be on file. The annual deadline to apply is May 31 for scholarships that will be awarded the following academic year.


Chris Albrecht Endowed Scholarship

  • Herbert School of Communication student
  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement in major and/or economic need

Dean Anthony Endowed Memorial Scholarship

  • RTVF major who has a genuine interest in radio broadcasting
  • Demonstrates economic need and scholastic achievement in major

Marvin I. Bernstein Endowed Scholarship in Communication Arts

  • Journalism major
  • Preference given to a student with an interest in sports journalism
  • Demonstrates economic need and scholastic achievement or potential in major

Patricia A. Dyon Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism

  • Journalism major
  • Preference given to a student with an interest in broadcast journalism
  • Demonstrates economic need and scholastic achievement or potential in major

Robert W. Greene - Press Club of Long Island Annual Scholarship

  • Journalism major
  • Demonstrates academic achievement
  • Preference given to a student with an interest in investigative journalism

HBO Endowed Scholarship in Film or Television

  • Film or television major from an ethnic, cultural or national background that adds diversity to the student population in the Herbert School of Communication
  • Demonstrates economic need and scholastic achievement or potential in major

Madeline Kahn Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Film or Television

  • Film or television major
  • Demonstrates economic need and scholastic achievement in major

Max Benjamin Kolb Scholarship (see Prof. Katzman to be considered)

  • Junior and Senior Film studies and Production majors
  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement and talent in major and/or economic need

Robert Licata Annual Scholarship

  • Journalism major
  • Preference given to a student with an interest in broadcast journalism
  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement in major and/or economic need

Ann Parry Multimedia Journalism Endowed Scholarship

  • Student studying photojournalism, multimedia journalism, or a related major
  • Demonstrates academic achievement or potential, as well as an interest in civic engagement

Herbert School of Communication Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship (contact Assoicate Dean Adria Marlowe for special application)

  • Herbert School of Communication student
  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement or potential in major
  • Participates in school clubs/organizations

The Honorable Arthur Wellesley Thompson Endowed Memorial Scholarship

  • Herbert School of Communication student
  • Demonstrates economic need and scholastic achievement or potential in major
  • First preference is for a Freeport resident, but may be awarded to any Long Island resident

The Francis Frost Wood Endowed Memorial Scholarship and Internship

  • Public Relations major
  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement or potential in major
  • Student chosen by faculty will intern during a summer semester at a Long Island nonprofit agency

Patricia Koster Zarb Endowed Scholarship in Journalism

  • Journalism major committed to fair and unbiased reporting
  • Demonstrates academic achievement and financial need
  • Preference given to a rising sophomore

Zimmerman/Edelson Inc. Annual Scholarship (contact Associate Dean Adria Marlowe for special application)

  • Undergraduate and graduate Herbert School students who are considering pursuing a career in public relations
  • Rising juniors and seniors, or students who have completed at least one semester at the graduate level
  • Demonstrated academic achievement or potential, interest in the area of public relations, and intent to pursue a career in public relations
  • Recipient will have the opportunity to participate in the Zimmerman/Edelson Inc. internship program
Chris Albrecht Endowed Scholarship


Sydney Colbert ‘15 | Chris Albrecht Endowed Scholarship

 Robert W. Greene - Press Club of Long Island Annual Scholarship

Medea Giordano ’16 with Bill Bleyer ‘70 | Robert W. Greene - Press Club of Long Island Annual Scholarship