Scholarships

The following scholarships within the Division of Communication are sustaining annual scholarships provided by York Attorney W. Burg Anstine; and the late Jeanine R. Barr, Ph.D., who was a beloved speech communication faculty member for many years, and who named the H. LaMarr Rice Forensic Award in memory of her father. 

  • The W. Burg Anstine Scholarship
  • The W. Burg Anstine Speech Award
  • The H. LaMarr Rice Forensic Award

W. Burg Anstine Scholarship

In October 1979, W. Burg Anstine, Esq., local attorney and Trustee of the College, established the W. Burg Anstine Scholarship Endowment Fund to benefit students majoring or minoring in Speech Communications.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time students (at least (12) credit hours per term) majoring or minoring in Speech Communications.
  • Awarded to entering freshman students who have attained satisfactory secondary school averages and show promise of achievement, and to YCP students who have maintained overall minimum grade point averages of 2.5 with a 3.0 average in their majors. Notwithstanding other eligibility requirements, applicants must have maintained 3.0 averages in required Speech Communication courses.
  • Scholarships may be renewed for students who meet the minimum grade point average referred to above.

General Guidelines:

  • Scholarships are to be awarded in perpetuity from the investment income of the Fund.
  • Each candidate must apply for the scholarship through the Financial Aid Office of the College. The application must be accompanied by recommendation of the chair of the Music, Art, and Communication Department.
  • If there are no deserving students selected for the scholarship for a school term, earnings from the fund shall be added to the principal.
  • Emphasis shall be placed on the recruitment of above average students and awards may be made without financial need being the primary criterion.

W. Burg Anstine Speech Award

In November 1990, W. Burg Anstine, a Trustee of York College and a prominent attorney, established the W. Burg Anstine Speech Award Endowment Fund to annually recognize the senior student who has demonstrated the greatest proficiency in speech.  

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Matriculated senior students who have spent at least six semesters in full-time status (attempting at least twelve credit hours per term) at York College of Pennsylvania and possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

 General Guidelines:

  • The W. Burg Anstine Speech Award Fund will be awarded to the eligible senior student with the highest grade point average in Speech Communication courses, as determined by the Department of Music, Art, and Communication.
  • The award shall consist of a plaque, suitably engraved with the name of the award and the name of the recipient, purchased from the income earned on the endowed principal of the W. Burg Anstine Speech Award Fund.
  • Earnings in excess of the amount required to purchase the plaque in any year may be added to the corpus of the Fund or held for awards in subsequent years.
  • Additional contributions may be made to the College at any time and added to the principal of the Fund at the direction of donors during their lifetimes or as estate gifts.

H. LaMarr Rice Forensics Award

In October 1987, the H. LaMarr Rice Forensics Award Endowment Fund was established by York College English and Speech Professor Jeanine Barr, in memory of her father.  Funded through her memorial gift and annual gifts of alumni restricted to this purpose, the Fund was established to provide a permanent annual cash award recognizing outstanding student performance in Forensics.

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Full-time students (attempting at least 12 credit hours per term), regardless of major, matriculated to degree programs at York College of Pennsylvania, who have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.

General Guidelines:

  • The H. LaMarr Rice Forensics Award shall be presented annually at the spring awards recognition dinner to a student chosen by the Chair of Department of Music, Art, and Communication, in consultation with the Director of Forensics, for outstanding performance in Forensics during the year being completed.
  • The amount of the award shall be determined annually from an estimate of the amount of earnings expected from the invested principal of the Fund, but shall not exceed $100 unless these guidelines have been formally revised.
  • Earnings in excess of the amount of the award in any year shall be added to the corpus of the Fund.
  • Additional contributions may be made to the College and added to the principal of the Fund at the direction of donors during their lifetimes or as estate gifts.   
  • As the principal of the Fund increases, these guidelines may be revised to permit more or larger awards to be given from the earnings of the Fund.
  • If the Forensics Program is not offered by the College in any year, the H. LaMarr Rice Forensics Award shall be presented at the spring awards recognition dinner to a student chosen by the chair of the Department of Music, Art, and Communication, for outstanding performance in speech during the year being completed.