Scholarships

The Department of Journalism & Public Relations awards at least 10 scholarships annually, ranging from $250 to $5,000. Journalism and public relations majors and minors can apply for the scholarships described below between November 1, 2019 and February 15, 2020 through Beach Scholarships.  Scholarship winners are announced at Journalism & Public Relations Day each April.

Phyllis Jackson Memorial Endowed Scholarship: $2,500

  • Honors the memory of CSULB journalism professor Phyllis Jackson.
  • Current recipients: Maria Isabel Cubillo and Kat Schuster

Ben Cunningham Award: $2,000

  • Honors the memory of CSULB journalism professor Ben Cunningham by recognizing an exceptional CSULB student. Preference is given to journalism majors.
  • Current recipient: Jaime Roberto Flores Jr.

Michael and Julie Anastasi Scholarship: $1,500

  • Given by the Anastasis to support a journalism student returning to college.
  • Current recipient: Raquel Puerto Garcia

Edison Institute Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Given to a junior or senior continuing journalism student for outstanding work in the field.
  • Current recipient: Isaura Aceves-Lopez

Journalism Special Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Given to an outstanding continuing journalism student.
  • Current recipient: Sarah Vehrs

Steffes Journalism Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Honors the memory of CSULB photojournalism professor Robert A. Steffes by recognizing a student showing promise in photojournalism, photo editing or media design.
  • Current recipient: Lissette Mendoza-Tapia

Journalism Endowed Scholarship ($800)

  • Given to an outstanding continuing journalism student.
  • Current recipient: Jeannie Cordero

Beach Charities Scholarship ($500)

  • Given to an outstanding junior or senior journalism student.
  • Current recipient: Cheantay Jensen

Gail Barfield Savitz Endowed Scholarship ($500)

  • Given to a continuing sophomore, junior or senior journalism student who has distinguished him- or herself in journalism and related coursework.
  • Current recipient: Ty Spence