Colonel Michael A. Dickerson Endowed Scholarship

In 2020 Carolyn Cuppernull began the fundraising effort to establish the Colonel Michael A. Dickerson Endowed Scholarship, to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students who are majoring in communication with a concentration in public relations. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and will qualify on the basis of financial need and academic merit (minimum 3.0 GPA). This scholarship is renewable.

Colonel Michael A. Dickerson (Ret.) taught in George Mason’s Department of Communication for 18 years. He co-founded the Insight Committee with Don and Tom Hoog, which still serves the department today by building and enhancing relationship between the department, the students, and the larger community of practicing public relations and communication professionals. For seven years, he produced The Communicator, a student magazine written by his Public Relations Practicum students.