CoSIDA Scholarship Program
Scholarship Applications and Deadline information for candidates of 2014-15 scholarships are listed below. Deadlines are in mid-April and early May of 2014.
Per vote of the CoSIDA Board of Directors, the scholarship amounts have been increased this year to the following amounts. In addition, a new scholarship - the CoSIDA Member Child Scholarships ($1,000 each) - is now available for the 2014-15 academic year:
• CoSIDA Phil Langan Graduate Internship Grant ($12,000)
Application deadline: April 4, 2014
• CoSIDA Langston Rogers Postgraduate Scholarship ($7,500)
Application deadline: April 14, 2014
• CoSIDA Wylie Smith Postgraduate Scholarship ($7,500)
Application deadline: April 14, 2014
• CoSIDA Fred Nuesch-Dave Wohlhueter Undegraduate Scholarships (two, $3,000 each)
Application deadline: May 2, 2014
NEW SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED
• CoSIDA Member Child Scholarships (two, $1,000 each)
Application deadline: May 5, 2014
APPLY ONLINE: http://www.cosida.com/scholarships/default.aspx
• Review the Scholarship Application text here for all scholarship but the new Member Child Scholarship (but apply online): PDF
• Review the CoSIDA Member Child Scholarship Application text here (but apply online): PDF
• List of past scholarship and grant winners
Scholarship Background and History
Annually, CoSIDA offers both undergraduate and graduate scholarships to deserving young professionals looking to begin a career in athletic communications, and also offers one annual graduate internship grant to a member institution to help fund a graduate internship position for the next academic year.
The first CoSIDA scholarships were awarded in 1981 - and they were postgraduate scholarships. In 1999, the Scholarship program was expanded to include the undergraduate scholarships - named for CoSIDA Hall of Famers and former long-time CoSIDA secretary/digest editor Fred Nuesch and current treasurer Dave Wohlhueter - and the graduate internship grant.
In December of 2009, the graduate internship was renamed the Phil Langan Graduate Internship Grant
, in honor of the late Langan. At that time CoSIDA had named all but one of its scholarships for outstanding and worthy contributors to the SID profession. That changed in the summer of 2010 when the CoSIDA Board of Directors unanimously voted to rename the CoSIDA Postgraduate Scholarship the Langston Rogers Postgraduate Scholarship
in honor of CoSIDA Hall of Famer and Trailblazer Award winner Langston Rogers, who retired in 2010 after an illustrious career at Ole Miss.
During the 2013 CoSIDA Convention in Orlando, the Board of Directors approved a recommendation by the CoSIDA Scholarship Committee to endow a new scholarship for current CoSIDA members - the CoSIDA Member Child Scholarship
. Funds for that scholarship will be available for the 2014-15 academic year.
Scholarship Applications & Deadlines
CoSIDA Phil Langan Graduate Internship Grant
Deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014
• Phil Langan Graduate Internship Grant
is designed to assist member institution sports information offices with funds to support the addition of a graduate internships. There is one award annually, providing $12,500 for a 10-month appointment. This grant is available only to media relations/sports information offices withou
t paid graduate or undergraduate interns.
Langan, a CoSIDA Hall of Famer (working at Ithaca, Princeton and Brown) who passed away in November of 2009, served the organization as secretary-treasurer and Digest editor from 1972-77.
CoSIDA Postgraduate Scholarships (2)
The CoSIDA Postgraduate Scholarship Program
has two scholarships awarded annually: one $7,500 Wylie Smith Scholarship
and one $7,500 Langston Rogers Scholarship
. These are designed to assist outstanding students in sports information offices who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in collegiate sports information.
CoSIDA Langston Rogers Postgraduate Scholarship
Deadline: Monday, April 14, 2013
• Langston Rogers Postgraduate Scholarship
is a $7,500 scholarship, given annually to a rising minority or female student working in athletics communications/sports information who is interestied in pursuing a career in the intercollegiate athletic communications profession.
Formerly the CoSIDA Postgraduate Scholarship
The Langston Rogers Postgraduate Scholarship is given to a rising minority or female athletic PR professional.
(This scholarship was formerly the CoSIDA Post-Graduate Scholarship).
It was renamed in honor of Rogers, a former CoSIDA President, Hall of Famer, Trailblazer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient who retired from his illustrious athletic communications career in 2010. During the 2010 San Francisco CoSIDA Convention, the CoSIDA Board of Directors announced that this Postgraduate Scholarship would be renamed in Rogers' honor for his outstanding service to athletic communications, his dedication to student-athletes and his mentoring of young professionals.
CoSIDA Wylie Smith Postgraduate Scholarship
Deadline: Monday, April 14, 2012
• Wylie Smith Postgraduate Scholarship
is a $7,500 annual scholarship given to an outstanding undergraduate in a media relations/sports information office who has expressed an interest in collegiate athletic communications. Wylie Smith is a former CoSIDA Scholarships Committee chairman and long-time Sports Information Director at Northern Arizona University.
CoSIDA Undergraduate Scholarships (2)
CoSIDA Fred Nuesch-Dave Wohlhueter Undergraduate Scholarships
Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2013
• CoSIDA Fred Nuesch-Dave Wohlhueter Undergraduate Scholarships
: two $3,000 scholarships awarded to outstanding undergraduates working in media relations/sports information offices. They are named for former long-time CoSIDA secretary/digest editor Fred Nuesch and former CoSIDA treasurer Dave Wohlhueter, both CoSIDA Hall of Famers. Nuesch spent the majoirty of his SID career at Texas A&M-Kingsville, while Wohlhueter is retired from Cornell.
CoSIDA Member Child Scholarships (2)
Deadline: Monday, May 5, 2014
• CoSIDA Member Child Scholarships
: two $1,000 scholarships designed to assist an outstanding undergraduate student
– the child of a CoSIDA member – who requires financial assistance with college scholarship funds for his/her education. There will be two $1,000 undergraduate scholarships awarded for the 2014-15 school year with a limit of ONE CoSIDA scholarship per family per academic year.
The candidates must meet the scholarship criteria and be the son or daughter of a current, dedicated sports information professional who has been a member of CoSIDA for a minimum 10 years. CoSIDA Family Member Scholarships will be renewable (on a competitive basis) for up to four (4) academic years. However, award winners must continue to meet basic qualifications and re-apply each year.
CoSIDA Scholarship News
June 14, 2013: CoSIDA announces 2013-14 scholarship and grant winners
June 15, 2012: CoSIDA announces 2012-13 undergraduate, graduate and graduate scholarship winners and graduate internship grant
June 18, 2011: CoSIDA announces 2011-12 Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship and Grant winners
Feb. 15, 2011: AROUND THE CoSIDA NATION: CoSIDA Scholarship recipients -Their stories and tips for budding communications professionals
June 30, 2010: Release on the 2009-10 CoSIDA Scholarship recipients: CoSIDA Announces 2009-10 Scholarship Winners
Dec. 14, 2009: CoSIDA names its Graduate Internship Grant in memory and honor of Phil Langan
CoSIDA Scholarship Recipients, Year-by-Year
(The CoSIDA Scholarship & the Wylie Smith Scholarship)
note: in 2011, the CoSIDA Scholarship has been renamed the Langston Rogers Postgraduate Scholarship and will be awarded to a rising minority or female athletic PR professional.
2013 Kim Carper, Vanderbilt / Joelle Milholm, Cal State Bakersfield
2012 Carli Todd, DePaul / Joelle Milholm, CSU Bakersfield
2011 Andrew Lentz, Tennessee / Britney Reddick, Kutztown
2010 Grant Abston, Texas / Mariel Brady, St. John’s
2009 Laurie Wild, Northern Iowa / Britney Wright, Florida State
2008 Jared Verner, Northwest Missouri State / Kendra Lee, Ohio State
2007 Caroline Domecq, Georgia / Kyle Chilton, Southern Virginia
2006 Chris Yandle, Marshall / Jessica Calderone, Southeast Louisiana
2005 Michael Potter, Ball State / Erin Whiteside, Penn State
2004 Eric Braley, Northern Iowa / Kristopher Sears, Indiana
2003 Brad Fischer, Wisconsin-La Crosse / Lainie Guiddy, West Virginia
2002 Michelle Kelley, Colgate / Sean Wright, Westminster (Mo.)
2001 Brad Caudill, Eastern Michigan / Susan Seabrook, Alabama-Birmingham
2000 Mark Fratto, Maryland / Andy Knappick, Illinois State
1999 Brian Gunning, Marshall / Heidi Roth, Syracuse
1998 Chris Ambrose, Purdue / Brian Gunning, Marshall
1997 Chris Ambrose, Purdue / Jeff Griesch, Nebraska
1996 Jeff Griesch, Nebraska
1995 Stuart McFarland, Missouri / Sally Krauss, Western Kentucky
1994 Randy Hayson, Illinois State
1993 Will Roleson, Miami (Ohio)
1992 Amy Stabley, Central Michigan / Robert Hester, Northern Illinois
1991 Lana Bandy, Purdue
1990 Stephanie Grimes, Boise State
1989 Beth Haag, Iowa State
1988 Angela Hultman, Mankato State
1987 Chris McMurry, Northern Arizona
1986 Mark Berger, Ohio
1985 Brian Teter, Illinois State
1984 Jonathan Dukes, Georgia Southern
1983 Jay Hill, Michigan
1982 John Lashway, Oregon
1981 Craig Bohnert, Evansville
(The Fred Nuesch-Dave Wohlhueter Scholarships)
2013 Casey Bonk, Pittsburgh / Lucy Montgomery, Washington-St. Louis
2012 Jake Faber, Pittsburgh State / Ashley Goetti, Wisconsin-River Falls
2011 Adam K. Moussa, Memphis / Eric LaBranche, Stonehill
2010 Michael Benson, Southern Illinois-Carbondale / James Rodriguez, Baldwin-Wallace
2009 Carli Todd, Tampa / David Bodman, La Salle
2008 Andrew Middleman, Baldwin-Wallace / Kevin Flora, University of the Cumberlands
2007 Caleb Hawley, Oregon State / Christina Marshall, James Madison
2006 Todd Zeidler, Bemidji / Amy Robertson, Mississippi State
2005 John Vogel, Youngstown State / Monique Bowman, Capital University
2004 Cassie Chance, Mississippi State / Nick Kiger, Colorado State
2003 Kimberly Gray Folkes, Virginia Tech / Adam Holtz, Bethany Lutheran / Laura Schoenberger, Pittsburg State
2002 Branie Davidson, Northwest Missouri State / Shante Gree, Fayetteville State / Teri LaJeunesse, Michigan Tech
2001 Bobbie Horstman, Iowa State / Shayla Reiff, Mt. Vernon Nazarene / Dustin Roberts, Oklahoma
2000 Daniel Dykstra, Wheaton (Ill.) / Kimberly Frederick, Manhattan / Bobbie Horstman, Iowa State
1999 Kate Adams, Iowa State / Michelle La Scola, Northern Illinois / Casey Taylor, Christopher Newport
Phil Langan Graduate Internship Grant*
2013 Chicago State
2012 DePauw University
2011 Ursinus College (Pa.)
2010 Illinois Wesleyan
2009 Lake Erie College
2008 Grand Canyon University
2007 Central College of Iowa
2006 Bellarmine 2005 Wesleyan University
2004 Carroll College
2003 St. Francis (N.Y.), Tennessee Tech
2002 Eckerd College, Hardin-Simmons
2001 Central State (Ohio), Cheyney
2000 Central Oklahoma, Urbana (Ohio)
1999 Alabama A&M, Wright State
* renamed in Langan's honor for 2010-11 award