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.

AAJA Seattle Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship

This award is for Washington state high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a journalism career. Students must attend a Washington college or university.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 29
2019

Toyota/UNCF Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college freshmen who are enrolled at selected HBCUs in an eligible major. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $7500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  March 30
2019

NATAS-PSW Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of the Pacific Southwest region and are majoring in a television-related discipline.

Total: $5000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  March 31
2019

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:  March 31
2019

Aspiring Author Scholarship

This award is for U.S. female sophomore and junior students of African descent who are enrolled full time in an English, literature, journalism or related area of study at a Historically Black college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better and submit a 800-word essay on the topic the power of the written word.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31
2019

Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students in Maine who are pursuing a career in journalism.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Caples Student Campaign of the Year Program

This contest is open to all students who were enrolled as undergraduates at a U.S. college or university. Students must design a direct marketing campaign for a real client.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Bess Whitehead Scott - Scribes Scholarship

The Bess Whitehead Scott - Scribes Scholarship is available for journalism and communications students in Texas who are 40 years of age or older. Award selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Bret Allen Frattellone Scholarship

This award is available for a graduating senior from Lakeland High School who plans to major in communications at any accredited college or university in the United States.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Stanford Chen Internship Grant

Current college juniors/seniors, and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism are eligible for this grant. Students must have secured an internship at a small- to medium-size company for print, online, broadcast or photography work.

Total: $1750 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 7
2019

AAJA Lloyd LaCuesta Internship Grant

Asian American and Pacific Islander male students who are current enrolled in college or recent graduates are eligible for this award. Students must have an internship secured for the upcoming summer semester and pursue a career in television broadcasting.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 7
2019

AAJA Sam Chu Lin Broadcast News Internship Grant

Current college students and recent graduates of Asian American and/or Pacific Islander descent are eligible for this award. Students must have an internship secured for the upcoming summer semester and pursue a career in television or radio.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 7
2019