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Have you thought about a future career as an investigative reporter, broadcast news anchor, public relations coordinator, sports writer or photo journalist? This list of scholarships for journalism majors can help you on your way to that college degree. Our Scholarship Directory has compiled several scholarship opportunities for upcoming journalists. So, whatever it is you plan to study either in print, online, digital, or news media, there’s bound to be a journalism scholarship waiting for you. Take our Scholarship Match Quiz to find awards that match with your goals and interests. 

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, 2021

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship Program will select one eligible student to receive a $500.00 (USD/CAD) scholarship. The application deadline is April 30, 2021 and the winners will be publicly announced on May 15, 2021. Applicants must be majoring in business, management, marketing, communications, journalism, education, fitness or other related fields.

Total: $6000

Awards: 12

Deadline: April 30, 2021

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: $50000

Awards: 10

Deadline: April 30, 2021

African-American Journalism Scholarship

The African-American Journalism Scholarship will be awarded to a Black student at any education level who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in journalism and shows both impact and drive.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 11, 2021

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, 2021

Artistic Scholarship

The Artistic Scholarship is available for high school seniors or college students currently enrolled fulltime at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university. Applicants must be full- time, degree seeking students and pursuing major in the visual/performing arts.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Reid Blackburn Scholarship

This award is available for undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in photojournalism. Students must be enrolled full time at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or Canada.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 02

Bob East Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in photojournalism. Students must be enrolled full time at an accredited four-year college or university, and demonstrate academic ability and financial need.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 02

Kit C. King Scholarship

This award is available for graduate students who are pursuing a degree in photojournalism. Students must attend full time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 02

NPPF Still and Multimedia Scholarship

This award is available for undergraduate students who are studying photojournalism and concentrating on still and multimedia. Students must be enrolled full time at a four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada and have one or more semesters remaining in school.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 02

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