Scholarships and Aid
ULM also offers a variety of scholarship opportunities, several specifically for students studying in the field of communication:
Peter Beckish Trust Memorial Scholarship
Established by the parents of Peter Beckish in memory of their son, a former ULM student. The Peter Beckish Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore student in journalism. Apply to the Department of Communication.
Lois and John Breaux Scholarship in Public Relations
Established by U.S. Senator Breaux for a Louisiana resident majoring in public relations. Awarded for one year only while the recipient is enrolled in an internship program. Apply to the Department of Communication.
Billy Wayne Heckford Memorial Scholarship
The recipient will be a student entering the first year in Criminal Justice, Public Relations or Teacher Education. Priorities will be given to graduates of Ouachita Parish. Must have earned at least a 20 on the ACT. Apply to the ULM Scholarship Office.
Johnette Hollister Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Al Hollisterís wife by friends. The recipient must be an incoming freshman from a high school of northeast Louisiana (Alexandria and above), majoring in Mass Communications with an interest in radio, TV or film. Apply to the ULM Scholarship Office.
William D. "Bill" Laffler Memorial Scholarship
A one-semester scholarship awarded to a beginning freshman in journalism who has a 3.0 GPA, was involved in journalism in high school, and furnishes a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher. Apply to the ULM Scholarship Office.
James A. Noe Scholarship
For students in Mass Communications with an interest in broadcasting who demonstrate exceptional ability and professional promise. Apply to the Department of Communication.