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OSMA Scholarship

Ohio Scholastic Media Association Scholarship – Fall 2014

Description:  This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who is involved in student media at an Ohio Scholastic Media Association (OSMA) member high school and has chosen a major in the College of Communication and Information at Kent State University.  

The scholarship recipient will be announced at the OSMA Conference in April 2014. 

Qualifications To Apply: Recipient must meet the following criteria to apply:

  1. Have applied and been admitted to Kent State University.
  2. Must attend Kent State University and pursue one of the majors in the College of Communication and Information.
  3. Must have served on the student media staff at an OSMA member high school during the 2013-2014 school year. 
  4. Must have a minimum 3.25 high school GPA.

Scholarship Amount:     $500 (one time award)

Application Deadline:    March 14, 2014

How to Apply: Submit the following by the application deadline of March 14, 2014:


  1. A completed OSMA scholarship application
  2. A high school transcript
  3. A 300-word essay that describes what your high school media experience has taught you that you will apply to the study of a communication and information major and in your career. 
  4. Up to five original work samples (which can come from high school student media or community media work) with a paragraph describing your role in the work and what it shows about your abilities. 
  5. A letter of recommendation from your media adviser who can speak to your potential for success in a communication and information-related field. 

How to Submit Application Materials:          

Via Mail:
OSMA Scholarship
Attn: Cathy Zingrone, Director of Recruitment and Curriculum Services
College of Communication and Information – 131 Moulton Hall
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001

Via Email:

For more information or questions, contact Cathy Zingrone at 330-672-2950, For more information about the Ohio Scholastic Media Association, go to

This information is available in PDF form for easy reference during the application process.

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