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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.

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is available for incoming and current college students who are majoring in business, management, marketing, communications, journalism, education, or fitness. Scott Cooper offers a different scholarship every month.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30
2020

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
2020

Ford Empowering America Scholarship

The Alliance for Women in Media was formed in 1951, originally as American Women in Radio and Television, the women’s division of the National Association of Broadcasters. The AWM Foundation’s partnership with The Ford Motor Company has resulted in a second scholarship fund, Empowering America. Scholarship applicants are asked to profile or interview a female leader in their community (family, school, city or personal network), showcasing why and how this woman impacts those around her, with pre...

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 1
2020

NCTA & AWMF Scholarship

The Alliance for Women in Media was formed in 1951, originally as American Women in Radio and Television, the women’s division of the National Association of Broadcasters. This scholarship was created in 2015 through a partnership with NCTA- The Internet & Television Association. NCTA is the principal trade group for the internet and television industry, representing cable operators, content providers, and affiliated vendors.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 1
2020

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:  May 1
2020

Ford Emerging Voices Scholarships

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund are looking for two promising female undergraduate or graduate students to provide future journalistic content for AWM. The “Emerging Voices” Scholarship program consists of two scholarships. The winner will receive $3,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,000, made payable directly to each student’s educational institute in the name of Ford Motor Company Fund. The winning student will receive one ticket to attend the ...

Total: $4000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 8
2020

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: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  May 31
2020

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
2020

Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a career interest in legal or criminal justice fields. Students must major in one of the following fields: criminal justice, pre-law studies, English, history, political science, journalism, or communications.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2020

Harold E. Ennes/Robert D. Greenberg Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue a career in the technical aspects of broadcasting. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and/or are employed at least part-time in broadcast engineering.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 1
2020

Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

This award is available to Missouri high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible Missouri postsecondary institution. The student must have completed the SAT or ACT assessment during the senior year of high school and score within the top five percent of the state.

Total: $3000 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who feel passionately about the career and educational path they are pursuing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay about his/her chosen profession.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31
2020