Scholarships for Graduate Students
Robert W. Schlater Graduate Scholarship
The Robert W. Schlater Graduate Scholarship honors Telecommunication faculty member and Department Chair Robert W. Schlater. Professor Schlater attended the University of Nebraska, where he was president of his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, and received his baccalaureate in 1943. After serving in the army for three years, Professor Schlater completed his tour of duty at the close of World War II assigned to the Headquarters Berlin District.
Thomas F. Baldwin Endowed Fellowship
This endowed fellowship is established by Tom Baldwin’s colleagues, former students and friends in celebration of more than 40 years of teaching, research and service to Michigan State University and the Department of Telecommunication. Tom is considered by many to be the father of cable television education in the United States and a groundbreaking researcher on issues important to the cable industry.
Nancy Seidman Dempsey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established by the West Michigan Telecasters, Inc. in Fall 1977 as a memorial to Mrs. Nancy Seidman Dempsey.
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships in the graduate school of communications for students who propose to follow a television career. Consideration should also be given in support of increasing diversity when scholarships are awarded, as well as students aiming toward educational television.
Gary Reid Professional Development Fund
Moving talented students from college into the professional community is the over arching philosophy of this endowment. As such, the guidelines should be broad enough to support this process. It is intended to institutionalize and pay tribute to the vision and deep sense of personal commitment that has been the hallmark of Gary Reid’s professional academic career.
Thomas A. Muth, Sr. Endowed Fund in Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media
This endowed fund is established by Tom Muth’s former students, colleagues, and friends in celebration of more than 30 years of teaching, research and service to Michigan State University and the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media. Tom has been an inspiration to undergraduate and graduate students alike, providing academic guidance and career advice to many grateful former students. His mix of legal acumen and communication scholarship, coupled with an innovative teaching style that challenged students to explore the complex policy issues raised by modern communication and information technologies has made Tom one of MSU’s most beloved professors.