Roy H. Park Fellowships

The Park Fellowships, established by the Park family in 1997 to support graduate students, are among the most generous among media and journalism programs nationwide.

Fellowship Benefits

The Ph.D. in Media and Communication Park Fellowships cover:
  • Tuition and fees for three years
  • Health insurance for three years
  • $20,500 nine-month annual stipend for three years
  • $6,000 for research support and travel to conferences
  • $2,500 technology start-up package
The M.A. in Media and Communication Park Fellowships cover:
  • Tuition and fees for two years
  • Health insurance for two years
  • $14,000 nine-month annual stipend for two years
  • Opportunity to apply for additional funding for research and program-related travel


About the Program

The Triad Foundation — led by Roy Jr. and Tetlow Park, Elizabeth Park Fowler and Troy Fowler, and Trip and Laura Park — supports programs that honor the legacy of Roy H. Park Sr. A self-made man, Roy Park was a public relations entrepreneur who created the Duncan Hines brand and, after its sale to Procter & Gamble, went on to build a media empire of newspapers and radio and television stations. He believed strongly in the free enterprise system.

The Roy H. Park Fellowship program began with a $5.3 million gift to the MJ-school. Ongoing generous support over the last two decades has extended and enhanced the support provided by the fellowships.

In addition to the fellowship packages, the school also receives support for a number of graduate program enhancements that distinguish our graduate programs from others:

  • Annual support for the Roy H. Park Library, a vital asset for graduate student research
  • Access to influential national media figures through the Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Recruitment support to interview top Park Fellowship applicants
  • Marketing support for the graduate programs


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Pictured, above (left to right): Roy H. Park, 1997 Park fellows, 2018 doctoral Park fellows; top: 2018 master's Park fellows

How to Apply

Eligible applicants to our residential master's and doctoral programs are automatically considered for Park Fellowships. There is no separate application. For more information on applying, please see the M.A. in Media and Communication and Ph.D. in Media and Communication program admissions pages.