Journalism Scholarships

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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 — be it print, online, digital, or news media — there’s bound to be a journalism and communications scholarship waiting for you.

Women in Marketing Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. women who are studying marketing and communications and have completed at least 60 credit hours of study at the undergaduate level.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 31
2018

Harvey Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. and international Christian graduate students. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and commitment to Christian values.

Total: $12000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  November 1
2018

Stephen L. Teller & Richard Hotson TV and Cinema Scholarship

U.S. students who are enrolled in a community college film, television, cinema, or theater program and have completed at least 12 credits in their program are eligible for this award. Students must reside and attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2018

AAJA Sports Journalism Institute Scholarship

U.S. and international college sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply for this award. Students must demonstrate an interest in sports journalism as a career

Total: $500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 1
2018

Xernona Clayton-Brady Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate African-American students, majoring in journalism (or a related subject) with a grade point average of 2.9. Students must be attending a college or university in the metro Atlanta area.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 10
2018

James Alan Cox Scholarship

This award is for U.S. college sophomores, juniors and seniors who have taken courses in photography or photojournalism. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and must have at least one year of school remaining at the time the award is disbursed.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 15
2018

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 1
2018

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:  December 31
2018

RTDNF Undergraduate Scholarship Program

A number of scholarships are available through this program to international and U.S. college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students may be majoring in any field, but must be pursuing a career in electronic journalism.

Total: $10000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  January 15
2019

Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are from or studying in the San Francisco (CA) Bay Area. Students must be pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2019

RTDNF Fellowship Program

Fellowships are available to international and U.S. journalists who have fewer than 10 years of experience as a professional journalist. Applicants may not be past fellowship winners.

Total: $2500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 15
2019

George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. and international college sophomores, juniors, and seniors at UT-Austin. Students may major in any area, but must intend to pursue a career in electronic journalism or broadcast media.

Total: $6000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2019