COMM RAP is offering $425 merit scholarships for Spring 2014. To apply, please submit a one-page essay (not to exceed 500 words) about your first-semester experience participating in COMM RAP. Specifically, what have you learned already about how communication shapes society and impacts our daily lives, and how can this shape your contribution to our community during the spring 2014 semester? Awards will be based on a combination of grade point average and anticipated contribution to COMM RAP community through your RAP classes as well as your involvement inRAP events and other forms of community-building. Submit your essay electronically to Josephine Kapatayes at: firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00PM on Friday, January 17, 2014. Awards will be announced shortly thereafter and applied to student’s term bills through the Bursar’s Office.