Baylor University

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid is a critical part of most students' education. You should be prepared to apply for financial aid through grants and scholarships. These usually require no payback.

"About 70 percent of Baylor students are on financial assistance or scholarship aid. Twelve years ago, when we first sought accreditation, nearly 70 percent of the students received financial aid. This year we divided $160,000 among 62 students. We are fortunate to have wonderful alumni who have given generously to provide the most money we have ever been able to give away to students," Dr. Sara Stone, chair of the Departmental Scholarship Committee, said.

In addition to scholarships, Baylor journalism majors can apply for work-study assistance or paid employment and tuition remission employment on The Lariat or The Round Up, and a broadcasting scholarship is available for our local National Public Radio station. Scholarship money has been awarded to every minority student who has applied for a scholarship within the past 15 years.

Financial aid is offered through department scholarships, federal loans, grants and scholarships. For federal loans, grants and scholarships, you must apply through Baylor's Financial Aid Office located in Robinson Tower. Contact them for further details at 254-710-2611.

Scholarships through the Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media

We offer nearly $200,000 in annual scholarship funds to our students and set aside $40,000 for incoming freshmen and journalism majors, more than any other department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Incoming freshmen and transfer students should fill out an application and return it with all required materials by March 15. These applications are available in December and current students must return their applications by Jan. 31.

Other scholarship deadlines are in the spring, but students should apply as soon as possible. Recipients are announced at the annual spring banquet in April. A 2.5 GPA is required. Students should visit with Dr. Sara Stone, our scholarship chairman, for more information.

Balfour Publishing Yearbook Editor Scholarship

The Round Up is published by the Balfour Publishing Company in Dallas. Balfour recently acquired Taylor Publishing Co. One of Taylor's founders, H.C. Taylor edited The Baylor Round Up in 1915. This scholarship pays the entire tuition cost for the fall and spring semesters for the editor of The Round Up yearbook.

Other scholarships offered in the department are:

  • Al Quinn Scholarship
  • Baylor Journalism Department Scholarship
  • Frank Burkhalter Scholarship
  • Carmage Walls Scholarship
  • C.D. Johnson Scholarship
  • David Cheavens Scholarship
  • E.S. James Baptist/StandardScholarship
  • Fentress Scholarship
  • Elizabeth and Russell Hallberg Scholarship
  • Headliners Club Scholarship
  • J.R. Kilgore Scholarship
  • David McHam Scholarship
  • Hope Ridings Miller Scholarship
  • Harry and Frances Provence Scholarship
  • Tommy West Journalism Scholarship
  • Sam Wood Scholarship
  • Taylor Publishing Scholarship
  • Wilson Fielder Jr. Scholarship
  • Willie Foster Scholarship
  • Adrian Vaughn Scholarship

Return all materials by March 15, 2014 to:
Department of Journalism & Media Arts Scholarship Committee
Attn: Dr. Sara Stone
Baylor University
P.O. Box 97353
Waco, TX 76798-7353

For more information, contact Dr. Sara Stone at 254-710-6348. Scholarships will be announced at the Journalism Awards Banquet in April.