Communications Scholarships

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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.

AAJA Seattle Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship

This award is for Washington state high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a journalism career. Students must attend a Washington college or university.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 29
2019

Toyota/UNCF Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college freshmen who are enrolled at selected HBCUs in an eligible major. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $7500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  March 30
2019

AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship

The AfterCollege Business scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in a field of business including accounting, advertising, business administration, economics, finance, human resources, international relations, management, political science, or public relations.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 31
2019

NATAS-PSW Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of the Pacific Southwest region and are majoring in a television-related discipline.

Total: $5000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  March 31
2019

Bret Allen Frattellone Scholarship

This award is available for a graduating senior from Lakeland High School who plans to major in communications at any accredited college or university in the United States.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Jay Lamando Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are graduating from John Jay High School or Roy C. Ketcham High School. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate participation in sports, leadership, or other community activities.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Maureen and Stan Straub Scholarship

This scholarship is available for graduating seniors at Roy C. Ketcham High School who demonstrate leadership through community service and participation.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Maynard and Ferne Brownell Family Scholarship

This award is available to currently graduating high school seniors at Beacon High School, John Jay High School, or Roy C. Ketcham High School in the mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service.

Total: $750 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Paul S. Kleidman Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current seniors at Arlington Highschool in New York state. Applicants must have been affected by the serious illness of a parent or close guardian.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Bess Whitehead Scott - Scribes Scholarship

The Bess Whitehead Scott - Scribes Scholarship is available for journalism and communications students in Texas who are 40 years of age or older. Award selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Caples Student Campaign of the Year Program

This contest is open to all students who were enrolled as undergraduates at a U.S. college or university. Students must design a direct marketing campaign for a real client.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 1
2019

AAJA Lloyd LaCuesta Internship Grant

Asian American and Pacific Islander male students who are current enrolled in college or recent graduates are eligible for this award. Students must have an internship secured for the upcoming summer semester and pursue a career in television broadcasting.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 7
2019