Division of Communication and Creative Media Scholarships & Honors

CCM Gallery Exhibition

The Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) values and rewards the academic and creative talents of students in our major programs through a variety of college and industry-sponsored scholarships and fellowships.  We encourage eligible students to take advantage of these opportunities to support tuition and other educational expenses.

CCM Dean's Scholarship

The CCM Dean's Scholarship honors an outstanding student in each of the CCM undergraduate majors. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to returning students with high grade point averages through direct disbursement to Champlain College Student Accounts for the following Fall semester. Scholarships can be applied toward any educational expenses including tuition, supplies, books, or other instructional needs. Each Spring, a notification to apply is sent to students.

CCM Stowe Story Lab Fellowship

The CCM Stowe Story Lab Fellowship  is awarded to a junior or senior Filmmaking student whose faculty-endorsed screenplay is selected for inclusion in the Stowe Story Labs' annual fall workshop. Up to two Fellowships are awarded each year to eligible Champlain students. The Fellowships covers fees, meals and lodging at the Fall Labs. For more information and other Fellowship opportunities visit Stowe Story Labs Fellowships.

Vermont Association of Broadcasters Scholarship

The Vermont Association of Broadcasters Scholarship is awarded to outstanding full-time students majoring in Broadcast Media Production.  Students are chosen by a faculty committee to receive a monetary award applicable to their tuition for the next academic year. Students are awarded based on a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0, a written response to the application, and the quality of their work.


In addition to scholarship and fellowship opportunities, the CCM Division takes pride in recognizing the academic achievements of students who rank at the top of their classes and who make exceptional contributions to their programs, the division, the college and their local and global communities.

CCM Excel Award

The CCM Excel Award honors an outstanding undergraduate senior representing each of the CCM majors and one outstanding graduate student in the Emergent Media MFA program. Eligible recipients receive a monetary gift and memento. In addition to the cumulative grade point average, awards are based on evidence of exemplary creative/scholarly work related to the major, evidence of exceptional contributions to the CCM Division, program, or college, and evidence of one or more of the following: study abroad, internship, or some other form of engagement with the discipline or community beyond the classroom.

Annual Juried Student Art Show - Dean's Choice Award

Champlain College's annual juried student art show features student artists selected by a jury of faculty, alumni, and industry professionals. The exhibition showcases talent in a variety of mediums including video, audio, 3-D model, sculpture, graphic design, photography, digital & manual painting, drawing, and illustration.  The Dean's Choice Award is given by CCM Dean Paula Willoquet-Maricondi based on her favorite piece of art in the show and comes with a monetary prize.


The CCM Division is home to several national and international student chapters of  industry-related and academic organizations that offer scholarships for its members. We highly encourage students to consider membership in order to take advantage of these and other opportunities to support tuition and other educational expenses.

AIGA Worldstudio scholarships - eligible to members

The CCM Division's graphic design program houses the student chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the professional association for design. The AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Each award is paid directly to the recipient's school and applied toward tuition. https://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship  

Lambda Pi Eta scholarships - eligible to members

The Champlain College Alpha Epsilon Eta chapter of Lambda Pi Eta is theofficial honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The National Communication Association invites students to apply and compete for the NCA Legacy Scholarship award. The NCA Legacy Scholarship seeks to broaden the Communication discipline's relevance to various publics by providing a $1,000 scholarship to a college student pursuing a degree in Communication, Journalism, or related program within the host city/region where the NCA Annual Convention is being held. https://www.natcom.org/nca-inside-out/nca-grant-and-scholarship-opportunities  

PRSSA scholarships - eligible to members

The CCM Division's Communication program houses the Champlain College Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, which is one of 300 student chapters of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). PRSA has 30,000 members comprised of communications professionals spanning every industry sector. Annually, PRSSA and the PRSA Foundation offer many individual scholarships to support students with financial needs. Whether through academic achievement, diversity, professional ambition or desire to attend a National event, PRSSA provides recognition and funding for eligible members.  http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships-and-awards/prssa-scholarship-and-award-deadlines/