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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. Take our Scholarship Match Quiz and find the perfect scholarship for you . Check out our list of scholarships for communications majors.

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship & Recognition Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enroll at Missouri State University as incoming freshmen. Students must: rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations. Students with disabilities and/or historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Total: $21000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 30, 2021

AAJA Sports Journalism Scholarship

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization. At present, it has more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. The Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship honors its namesake. Al Young is an award-winning journalist who blazed many trails for Asian American sports journalists. He is the nation’s first Asian American sportswriter at a metro daily. He is also the first Asian American to cover the NFL as the New Haven Register beat writer for the New York Giants and Jets. The AAJA Sports Task Force is pleased to offer a scholarship of up to $2,000 to current college students interested in pursuing sports journalism/media as a career through the Al Young Sports Journalism scholarship.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 31, 2021

NATAS Upper Midwest Chapter Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of the Upper Midwest area, including Minnesota, North or South Dakota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa. Students must pursue a career in broadcasting, television or electronic media and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 31, 2021

PRSA-Hawai’i/Roy Leffingwell Public Relations Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hawaii college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are majoring in public relations, journalism or communications, and intend to pursue a career in public relations. Students must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 01, 2021

M.F.K. Fisher Scholarship

Students applying as freshmen to the Culinary Institute of America in New York who have a demonstrated interest in food writing are eligible for this award.

Total: $8000

Awards: 4

Deadline: February 01, 2021

Edward Payson and Bernice Pi’ilani Irwin Scholarship

This scholarship is available for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are residents of Hawaii and have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher. Students must be majoring in journalism or communications.

Total: $35986

Awards: 19

Deadline: February 01, 2021

Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship

U.S. citizens or permanent residents and Canadian citizens students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree in engineering/engineering technology; computer science/MIS; pre-law; political science; or telecommunications/information technology are eligible for this award. Students must attend a U.S. or Canadian institution.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 14, 2021

Lunday Scholarship

This scholarship is available to graduate students in the Communications Department at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Students must be single parents or citizens of a country other than the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Total: $4000

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 16, 2021

Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and residents of Delaware. Applicant must plan to enroll full time at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University and plan to major in the humanities or social sciences.

Total: $71412

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 26, 2021

Michigan Tuition Grant

This award is available to Michigan resident undergraduate students who are attending independent, degree-granting Michigan institutions. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2800

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 01, 2021

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