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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.

Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship (Pinellas)

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who demonstrate potential for leadership and a commitment to community service. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 15

Journalism Institute for Media Diversity

The Journalism Institute for Media Diversity Scholarship is available for minority students at Wayne State University who are majoring in journalism or communications.

Total: $3000

Awards: 20


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

John Bayliss Radio Scholarship

The John Bayliss Radio Scholarship is offered to juniors, seniors and graduate level students majoring in broadcast communications who have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 15

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

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

Loreen Arbus Foundation & AWMF Scholarship

This journalist scholarship program consists of one $2,500 scholarship, made payable directly to the winning student’s educational institute. Female undergraduate and graduate students studying media, journalism, English, communications and related fields enrolled in school are eligible. The deadline is to be announced.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1


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

Jake McClain Driver KC5WXA Scholarship

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. licensed radio amateurs (technical class or higher) who can provide at least one QLSL card received within the past 12 months. Students must reside in the ARRL Delta Division (AR, LA, MS, TN) and study electronics, computers, or journalism.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31

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