Thanks to the generous philanthropy of our donors, you are able to extend your opportunities when you apply for a scholarship. Besides the degree-specific scholarships available through our school, we encourage you to explore other scholarships available at ASU.

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Communication Scholarships

The scholarship application for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in January 2022.

By completing and submitting the application, you automatically apply for all Hugh Downs School scholarships for which you are eligible.

Applicants must be COM majors currently enrolled in classes at ASU and must have established an ASU GPA. (Only Tempe campus-based students are eligible for the Hugh Downs School scholarships.)

For application information and questions, please contact Sue Wurster at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Stauffer A412, at

 Communication Scholarships and Criteria 

The Application will be available in January 2022.

(Once you click "Finish" the application will automatically be sent to our office.)

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud to offer a variety of scholarships and awards to our students. These scholarships may be awarded based on merit, financial need or specific academic criteria. 

Explore all your funding options, from major-specific awards in our schools and departments to undergraduate research scholarships and study abroad scholarships.

Learn more

National Scholarships

The Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement administered by Barrett, The Honors College helps students apply for national and international awards, including the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, and many more. This office assists any Arizona State University student applying for one of these awards, not exclusively students in Barrett, The Honors College. 

Hugh Downs School Awards and Recognition Ceremony

Unfortunately, due to the ever-changing and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our spring awards and recognition ceremony in 2020 and 2021. This was particularly disappointing because each year, we gather to recognize our students who have excelled in their academics and say an in-person “thank you” to those who are at the heart of the work we do every day.

However, we still printed the program and sent several copies to our scholarship recipients along with a framed certificate of their award. The 2020 program can be viewed HERE. The 2021 program can be viewed HERE.

2019 Award Recipients and Donors