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Do you have a way with words? Communications majors learn a valuable skill set that can be applied to just about any career path they choose. This gives the students studying communications an upper hand at scholarships — especially those that require an essay. Communications skills give students an advantage at being able to express their thoughts and persuade scholarship donors. This major can eventually translate into jobs in business, advertising, marketing, journalism, radio, public relations, politics, and much more. It can also translate into free money for college with this list of scholarships for communications majors.

James Alan Cox Scholarship

This award is for U.S. college sophomores, juniors and seniors who have taken courses in photography or photojournalism. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and must have at least one year of school remaining at the time the award is disbursed.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 15
2019

TFMJF Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

Current undergraduate women in Nevada are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be majoring in public relations, communication, media studies, marketing or journalism and must be planning to pursue a career in sports or sports broadcasting.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 17
2019

Bob East Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in photojournalism. Students must be enrolled full time at an accredited four-year college or university, and demonstrate academic ability and financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 2
2019

Kit C. King Scholarship

This award is available for graduate students who are pursuing a degree in photojournalism. Students must attend full time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 2
2019

Reid Blackburn Scholarship

This award is available for undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in photojournalism. Students must be enrolled full time at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or Canada.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 2
2019

NPPF Television News Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college juniors and/or seniors who have an interest in photo journalism and are pursuing a career in television production.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 2
2019

NPPF Still and Multimedia Scholarship

This award is available for undergraduate students who are studying photojournalism and concentrating on still and multimedia. Students must be enrolled full time at a four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada and have one or more semesters remaining in school.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 2
2019

Christophers Video Contest for College Students

Undergraduate and graduate students may enter this video contest. The student must make a short video of five minutes or less interpreting the theme "One Person Can Make a Difference".

Total: $2000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  December 17
2019

ARRL Mississippi Scholarship

This scholarship is for licensed radio amateurs under 30 years of age who are residents of and attend college in Mississippi. Students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree or higher in electronics, communications, or related fields.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

ARRL PHD Scholarship

This award is for a licensed radio amateur or child of a deceased radio amateur who is a resident of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, or Nebraska. Applicants must major in journalism, computer science, or electrical engineering.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship

This award is for a licensed radio amateur who is a resident of and attends college in Georgia or Alabama. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher; preference will be given to those studying electronics, communications, or related fields.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Charles N. Fisher Memorial Scholarship

This award is for a U.S. and international students who are licensed in amateur radio and majoring in electronics, communications, or a related field. The applicant must reside in the area covered by ARRL Southwestern Division (Arizona, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara sections).

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019