Since 1989, WCA has donated more than $75,000 to support 50+ students in Central Texas via its scholarship efforts. Over the years, the organization has awarded scholarships worth up to $3,500 to support future communicators; every year scholarships are awarded at our annual Banner Brunch.
WCA funds scholarship programs through a portion of membership dues, event ticket prices, and private donations. View the list of past scholarship recipients.
How to Apply
Eligible Central Texas college students are encouraged to apply for the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship.
- Full-time student currently enrolled with a minimum of 12 hours
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Completed minimum of 30 hours of coursework
- Demonstrated career commitment in communications or media
- Enrolled in a Central Texas college or university
The Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship application requires completion of an essay, a letter of recommendation, transcripts, and a LinkedIn profile.
Scholarship applications are now open and are due by 5pm on March 15. Scholarships will be awarded at Banner Brunch on May 1, 2021.
Tax Deductible Donation
WCA awards the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship to at least one deserving undergrad student every year. A treasured community leader and member of WCA for 24 years, Jo Caldwell Meyer was the national executive secretary of Theta Sigma Phi, the professional society for women in communication, and predecessor to Women Communicators of Austin.
Jo began her work at the University of Texas School of Journalism as an administrative assistant and served as executive assistant of the College of Communication until she retired in 1965. Jo passed away on December 27, 2001 at the age of 91.
Our organization dedicated the scholarship in her name in the spring of 2002. Learn more about WCA’s history.