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Comm. & Leadership Graduate Scholarships

A master of arts degree in communication and leadership helps graduates become collaborative and innovative leaders who demonstrate effective communication skills, self-awareness and strategic thinking. The program is built on the knowledge that excellent communication is the foundation of extraordinary leadership. The courses provide students the knowledge, skills and experiences for continuous self and system improvement. Washburn University is excited to offer this program entirely online to meet the demands of those in the workforce looking to enhance their education.

The Need

Currently, the master of communication and leadership program offers no financial assistance to students. Graduate student tuition is nearly double the cost of traditional undergraduate tuition, and many of our students are working professionals who cannot afford the high rates. As such, as a first step to helping with this issue, we are starting a scholarship fund to help students pay for classes and fees. Your Day of Giving gift to this fund will help students enhance their communication and leadership skills at a master's level as they become the next leaders in our society.

    December 2019 graduates of the master of communication and leadership program


Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $1,500 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 88
2 $1,250 Mass Media Program Enhancements 71
3 $1,000 Ichabods Moving Forward 60
4 $750 LinC Bonner Scholars 56
5 $500 Project Non Nobis Solum 54
Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $1,500 Saying Yes - Business Dean's Fund $15,200.00
2 $1,250 School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence $7,055.00
3 $1,000 School of Business General Scholarship Fund $6,830.00
4 $750 Tennis $5,600.00
5 $500 Diverse Elementary Teacher Initiative $4,685.00
Graduate Communications Scholarship Fund
The Washburn University board of trustees will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 for gifts to the Department of Communications Graduate Student Scholarship fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
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