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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. 

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, 2021

NATAS San Francisco/Northern California Peter J. Marino Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores or juniors who attend a college or university in one of the following areas: Northern California (Visalia to the Oregon border); Hawaii; or Reno, Nevada. Students must pursue a career in media production, with one or more years of school left to complete.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 01, 2021

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

NPPF Television News Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college juniors and/or seniors who have an interest in photo journalism and are pursuing a career in television production.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 02

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

Christophers Video Contest for College Students

Undergraduate and graduate students may enter this video contest. The student must make a short video of five minutes or less interpreting the theme “One Person Can Make a Difference”.

Total: $500

Awards: 8

Deadline: December 17

L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship

The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship is for a licensed radio amateur with a general class or higher license who is a resident of and attends college in the ARRL Roanoke Division (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia). The student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in electronics, communications, or related fields.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31

Hoard’s Dairyman Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a four-year degree in dairy science or agricultural journalism. Applicants must be FFA members.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 15

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