"A scholarship is not just a financial aid, but a recognition of one's hard work and potential"
Follow the tabs below to learn about the most common scholarships associated with the Department of Communication Studies and Storytelling.
ETSU Scholarship Office
ETSU is proud to provide scholarship assistance – money you do not have to pay back – for all types of students:
- First-time freshmen students
- Transfer students
- International students
- Currently enrolled undergraduate students
- Graduate students
Creative Arts Scholarship
The Creative Arts Scholarship Program is for first-time, out-of-state graduate, and undergraduate students, including international and transfer students.
These scholarships are available to all majors, regardless of your respective college. Scholarships are awarded for 8 semesters (does not include summers) and are available in 20 different programs. Recipients of the Creative Arts Scholarship can attend ETSU at the tuition rate equivalent to the in-state rate.
Undergraduate Honors Research Program
The Undergraduate Honors Research Program offers scholarships that can cover full tuition and most university fees.
In addition, the Undergraduate Honors Research Program also offers various types of grants that could help students attend conferences to present their research and mingle with scholars, authors, and others who share their passion.
To learn more, please contact Dr. Andrew Herrmann, email@example.com (423) 439-7563
National Storytelling Network
Looking for a Master’s Degree in Communications and Storytelling Studies?
National Storytelling Network has an arrangement with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) to offer NSN members in-state tuition when attending classes in storytelling.
Graduate School Funding
The Department of Communication Studies and Storytelling offers both Tuition Scholarships (TS) and Graduate Assistantships (GA) to full-time graduate students. Details about both are below. For any questions, please contact Dr. Christine Anzur, Graduate Program Head. firstname.lastname@example.org (423) 439-8108
Tuition Scholarships (TS)
A tuition scholarship is a merit-based award available to graduate students admitted to the program for the first time. TS funding pays tuition in exchange for 8 hours of work per week.
New students may be awarded a TS within the Department of Communication & Performance. Students who do not receive funding from our department can look for other available TS positions through the School of Graduate Studies’ Available GA/TS Positions page.
Graduate Assistantships (GA)
GA funding pays tuition plus a part time stipend in exchange for 20 hours of work per week. These are competitive positions. We offer four kinds of Graduate Assistantships:
1.TEACHING: assisting a faculty member in teaching specific courses, generally COMM 2025: Fundamentals of Communication, and other duties as assigned.
2.RESEARCH: assisting a faculty member with their research program, and other duties as assigned.
3.SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM: assisting the director and assistant director in running the team, coaching team members, recruiting for the team, hosting and judging tournaments, and other duties as assigned.
4.STORYTELLING: assisting the program coordinator service work or research assignments for the Storytelling Program. Service responsibilities include organizing, publicizing, and executing the community Story Slams; booking school and community storytelling gigs for our student TaleTellers group; serving as President of TaleTellers, maintaining strong relations with the International Storytelling Center in nearby Jonesborough, publicizing for programs and concerts we host, ensuring that the program webpage is current, and completing general office duties and other duties as assigned.
5. OTHER GA POSITIONS: Students who do not receive GA funding from our department can look for other available GA positions on the School of Graduate Studies’ Available GA/TS Positions page.