Dr. Barbara Strain Memorial Scholarship
DEADLINE: TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
The Dr. Barbara Strain Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a beloved faculty member who devoted almost forty years of her life to the students of this department. Barbara Strain received her baccalaureate degree from Birmingham Southern College, her master of arts degree from Ohio State University, and her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin. The courses she taught at San Antonio College included Fundamentals of Speech, Business and Professional Speech, Voice and Diction, and Pronunciation for Non-native Speakers. At the request of the English as a Second Language (ESOL) department, she designed the communication curriculum for two courses. With Patricia Wysong, she was co-author of a speech communication textbook, Communication Skills. Among her innovations as an instructor was the use of special computer software called Video Voice to help students master the sounds and stresses of spoken English.
Dr. Strain was a talented performer in departmental and community theatre productions. Her roles as Bernarda in The House of Bernarda Alba and as Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker at the San Pedro Playhouse were among her favorites. At San Antonio College, her roles included Eleanor in The Lion in Winter, the Narrator in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, as well as a cast member in Jules Pfeiffer's Hold Me!, The World of Sally Forth, An Evening with Mark Twain, Talking Pictures, and Eve Ensler's The Good Body. At Birmingham Community Theatre she performed the roles of Mary in The Women and Prioress in Cradle Song. She was a cast member in a popular recent production of The Vagina Monologues at San Antonio's Church Theatre.
In the spirit of Dr. Strain's contributions to and support of speech communication and theatre, this award in her name is designed to reward the academic achievements of speech and theatre majors at San Antonio College who are in financial need.
Criteria for eligibility for the Dr. Barbara Strain Memorial Scholarship:
· Must be a Speech Major
· Must have a 2.0 or above GPA with a 3.0 GPA in your Major
· Interview with a committee member
· Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 hours)
· Enrolled in at least one Speech course each semester
· Completion of Scholarship Application, including transcripts and one letter of recommendation. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered
1. Get an application from the Speech Communication Program Departmental office: McAllister Fine Arts Building (MCFA), Room 124-C.
2. Complete the Scholarship Application.
3. Write your one page personal statement.
4. Get two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be from a Drama or Speech teacher from whom you either took a class from, or who has supervised you work in a theatrical production or speech activity
5. Submit your scholarship application, including one letter of recommendation before the deadline to:
Speech Communication Department
San Antonio College
1300 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78212-4299
Fine Arts Departmental Office: MCFA 105
Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status approximately two weeks after their interview. Scholarship recipients must submit a signed State of Intent to the Fine Arts Department within 30 days of receiving their scholarship award. Failure to sign and submit a Statement of Intent will result in the cancellation of the scholarship.
RON LUCKE Departmental Speech Communication Scholarship
DEADLINES: FALL SEMESTER – Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 SPRING SEMESTER – Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Criteria for eligibility for a Departmental Speech Communication Scholarship:
be a declared Speech Communication Major.
have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA with a 3.0 GPA in your major.
interview with a Speech Communication faculty or staff member
and have them complete and sign reference form.
complete at least 9 hours each semester.
complete Scholarship Application and Reference form.
demonstrate a commitment to the discipline by participating in speech
- Incomplete or late applications will not be
- Pick up an application form from the Speech Communication Program Departmental Office, McAllister Fine Arts Building (MCFA) Room 124-C.
with a Speech Communication Faculty or Staff whom you would like
to serve as a scholarship reference. Faculty/Staff member must sign reference
section of scholarship application.
your scholarship application, including reference signature from the Speech Communication faculty or staff, before the appropriate deadline
to: Jeff Hunt, Fine Arts Department, MCFA