Charles Arrendell Family Undergraduate Scholarship in Journalism

College of Liberal Arts – Communication First awarded in 1990, this scholarship was established to honor Charles Arrendell, a distinguished journalist and former chairperson of the Department of Communication from 1981-1989. After his sudden death in 1989, his wife, son, and many friends established this scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate journalism student in his memory.


  • must be a journalism major at UTA
  • must have earned at least 60 hours of college credit prior to end of Spring semester
  • must have completed at least 15 hours of UTA college credit by the end of Spring semester
  • must provide evidence of commitment to pursue a career in print journalism and financial need
  • have an excellent academic record
  • maintain full-time status for Fall

To apply, you must submit the following:

  • application
  • statement of career goals and financial need
  • evidence of journalistic ability/experience (i.e. clips, outstanding class work, etc)
  • unofficial transcript

College of Liberal Arts - Communication
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a statement of your career goals and financial need.
  2. Please upload evidence of journalistic ability/experience: e.g., clips,outstanding class work, etc.
  3. Upload an unofficial transcript