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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.

NATAS Northwest Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. or international college freshmen, sophomores and/or juniors who attend college in one of the following states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must pursue a career in television or film, such as broadcasting, production, editing, etc.

Total: $2500

Awards: 3

Deadline: February 16

NAHJ Jonathan Camuy Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in TV broadcast journalism are eligible for this award. Students must be of Hispanic descent.

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 21

NAHJ General Scholarship – Ruben Salazar Fund

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors or older students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study. Students must be pursuing a career in English- or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism, be Hispanic, and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 21

NAHJ Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship Program

This award is for U.S. students who are high school seniors or older at time of application. Applicants must be Hispanic and demonstrate a sincere desire to pursue a career as a journalist in Spanish language television or radio (includes students who are planning careers in Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online media).

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 21

Bruce S. Bennett Fund for Community Journalism

The Bruce S. Bennett Fund for Community Journalism is available for graduating high school seniors in Worcester, MA who are planning to major in and pursue a career in journalism.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 04

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship

This award is available for a United Methodist ethnic minority student enrolling in his/her junior or senior year in the journalism or communications department of an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicants must plan to pursue a career in religious journalism.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 15

Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship

This award is for Muslim students who are majoring in political science or journalism and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Total: $4000

Awards: 10

Deadline: March 15

Foodservice Communications Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. students who are currently enrolled in a college/university. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in culinary arts or communications.

Total: $2250

Awards: 5

Deadline: March 15

George A. Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Lincoln High School Scholarship

This award is available for high school seniors who are residents of Lancaster County, Nebraska and attend Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate an interest in business through choices of classes, work experience, or extracurricular activities.

Total: $1200

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 15

Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship

This award is for graduating U.S. high school seniors who intend to major in a communications-related degree at a four-year college or university. Applicants must hold a 2.5 GPA or higher and be legal residents of the United States. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $10000

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 15

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