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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. 

PRSA-Hawai’i/Roy Leffingwell Public Relations Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hawaii college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are majoring in public relations, journalism or communications, and intend to pursue a career in public relations. Students must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 01, 2023

Edward Payson and Bernice Pi’ilani Irwin Scholarship

This scholarship is available for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are residents of Hawaii and have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher. Students must be majoring in journalism or communications.

Total: $35986

Awards: 19

Deadline: February 01, 2023

Porter Fleming Literary Competition

This is a writing contest for residents of Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina. To enter, students may submit their work in one of four categories: fiction, poetry, nonfiction or drama. Applicants should review the website for the requirements to enter their specific writing category.

Total: $12000

Awards: 12

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and residents of Delaware. Applicant must plan to enroll full time at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University and plan to major in the humanities or social sciences.

Total: $142824

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 26, 2023

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $30000

Awards: 15

Deadline: March 01, 2023

Michigan Tuition Grant

This award is available to Michigan resident undergraduate students who are attending independent, degree-granting Michigan institutions. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2800

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 01, 2023

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

This scholarship is available to current and upcoming college students with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who are pursuing a degree in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture. Basic scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,000–$3,000. An amount up to $5,000 may be given at the jury’s discretion.

Total: $2500

Awards: 40

Deadline: April 20, 2023

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: May 31, 2023

Courage in Student Journalism Award

Middle school and high school students who have exercised their First Amendment rights, despite difficulty or resistance, may be eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship through this contest sponsored by the Student Press Law Center, the Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University, and the National Scholastic Press Association

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 08, 2023

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. Business may include (but is not limited to): Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Public Relations, etc.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 30, 2023