Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship 2018

Entries are currently invited for the Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship. The Scholarship is designed for Students creative in writing, research, interactive media, computer graphics, or websites. David Letterman started a scholarship in 1985 for Ball State students with a telecommunications major or minor.

He graduated in 1969 from what is now the Department of Telecommunications. A self-described average student, Letterman based his scholarship primarily on creativity, not grades.

Applying students must submit a creative project, such as writing, research, interactive media, computer graphics, or websites.

Awards go to a winner and two runners up:

  • Winner: $10,000
  • First runner-up: $5,000
  • Second runner-up: $3,333


Besides submitting a creative project, students need to meet the following criteria:

  • have between 30 and 102 total credit hours at the end of the fall semester before applying
  • have a major or minor in telecommunications
  • be enrolled in at least 12 hours of telecommunications courses at the time of applying
  • continue as a fulltime student the semester after receiving the scholarship

More Information

Students interested in applying may read the official guidelines (PDF), or download an application (PDF).

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