Wayne N. Thompson Graduate Scholar

NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students will be contacted by department staff to apply.

This account was established in 1989 through a bequest from the estate of Dr. Wayne N. Thompson. Thompson was a 1936 WIU grad who went on to get his PhD and become a noted professor in the discipline of speech communication; he was also a prolific researcher, ranking among the top 20 scholars of the century.


  • Communication major
  • Graduate student
  • Minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Must have completed 18 units toward his/her master’s degree in Communication

Questions regarding eligibility? Contact:
Department of Communication