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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.

Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

UNCF has helped more than 500,000 students earn their college degrees since its founding. UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. The goals of The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program are to help create a diverse pipeline of college educated professionals ready to assume fulfilling off-camera careers in entertainment. And, to help raise the number of underrepresented minorities employed in the entertainment industry. Applications submit...

Total: $25000 Awards:  100
Deadline:  April 15
2020

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is available for incoming and current college students who are majoring in business, management, marketing, communications, journalism, education, or fitness. Scott Cooper offers a different scholarship every month.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30
2020

Dale Runnion Scholarship

This award is available to undergraduate members of Alpha Gamma Rho who plan to complete a college course in marketing, journalism, advertising or public relations.

Total: $250 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30
2020

Ford Empowering America Scholarship

The Alliance for Women in Media was formed in 1951, originally as American Women in Radio and Television, the women’s division of the National Association of Broadcasters. The AWM Foundation’s partnership with The Ford Motor Company has resulted in a second scholarship fund, Empowering America. Scholarship applicants are asked to profile or interview a female leader in their community (family, school, city or personal network), showcasing why and how this woman impacts those around her, with pre...

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 1
2020

NCTA & AWMF Scholarship

The Alliance for Women in Media was formed in 1951, originally as American Women in Radio and Television, the women’s division of the National Association of Broadcasters. This scholarship was created in 2015 through a partnership with NCTA- The Internet & Television Association. NCTA is the principal trade group for the internet and television industry, representing cable operators, content providers, and affiliated vendors.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 1
2020

Ford Emerging Voices Scholarships

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund are looking for two promising female undergraduate or graduate students to provide future journalistic content for AWM. The “Emerging Voices” Scholarship program consists of two scholarships. The winner will receive $3,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,000, made payable directly to each student’s educational institute in the name of Ford Motor Company Fund. The winning student will receive one ticket to attend the ...

Total: $4000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 8
2020

NAJA Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Native American high school seniors and college students who are pursuing a career in radio, television, or print journalism. Students must be members of NAJA to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  May 31
2020

Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college juniors and seniors who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Applicants must be have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and major in journalism, communications, or public relations.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2020

Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a career interest in legal or criminal justice fields. Students must major in one of the following fields: criminal justice, pre-law studies, English, history, political science, journalism, or communications.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2020

Harold E. Ennes/Robert D. Greenberg Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue a career in the technical aspects of broadcasting. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and/or are employed at least part-time in broadcast engineering.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 1
2020

Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

This award is available to Missouri high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible Missouri postsecondary institution. The student must have completed the SAT or ACT assessment during the senior year of high school and score within the top five percent of the state.

Total: $3000 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  July 31
2020

W.D. Farr Scholarship

The W.D. Farr Scholarship is available for graduate students who are pursuing a career in the beef industry.

Total: $12000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  August 31
2020