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Timothy R. Brown Scholarship

Timothy R. Brown Scholarship – $500


2013: Lanis D. Leggett (first recipient)

Timothy R. Brown

Timothy R. Brown


The Timothy R. Brown Scholarship is open to African-American male undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Mass Communications at Jackson State University. The award is named for 1996 mass communications alumnus, Timothy R. Brown, who worked as a writer and editor for The Associated Press for more than a decade. He held a public affairs position at the University of Texas at Arlington before he passed away in 2010. The award recognizes African-American males who have demonstrated potential in and commitment to the communications field.




The applicant must:

  • be an African-American male;
  • be a JSU mass communications major;
  • be a sophomore, junior or senior; and
  • possess a minimum 2.0 grade-point average in major.



The applicant must:

  • submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member, civic/community leader, or practicum/internship site supervisor who has personal knowledge of student;
  • submit three work samples (minimum two writing samples such as a published article, broadcast script or class assignment; the third work sample can be a photograph, audio or video); and
  • email recommendation letter and work samples.

Interviews with the top three applicants will be conducted. The scholarship recipient will be recognized at the annual Mass Communications Day celebration.

For more information, email Dr. Sunny Fridge.