The primary purpose of the Awards Gala event at the Commweek is to raise scholarship funds for gifted and economically disadvantaged students in the School of Communication.  Traditionally, a majority of the SOC students rely on some form of financial assistance to fund their education.  Too often financial limitations avert their chances to complete college.  Therefore, proceeds will:

  • Help SOC students break down financial barriers while pursuing their academic prospects.
  • Help SOC students cover the cost of tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
  • Help SOC students supplement the cost of living expenses such as housing, transportation, and food.
  • Create retention possibilities for students who might dropout for financial reasons.
  • Act as incentives and encouragements to students in general.

This financial sponsorship will be a catalyst for expanding SOC’s ongoing professional relationship with corporate businesses, community organizations, and individual sponsors.