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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.

College Photographer of the Year Award

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students who are enrolled full time at a four-year institution and pursuing a degree in photojournalism.

Total: $750

Awards: 2

Deadline: September 22, 2020

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: $2000

Awards: 4

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Richard Eaton Award

The Richard Eaton Scholarship Award is available for juniors, seniors and graduate level students majoring in broadcast communications who have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who plan to pursue a career in radio. Funds may be used for junior, senior, and graduate level classes at accredited colleges and universities that have at least one department that is a member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Total: $3000

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 15, 2020

BEA Founders Award

This award is available for undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in broadcasting. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled at, or have graduated from, two-year colleges that have a departmental membership with the Broadcast Education Association.

Total: $1500

Awards: 2

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Abe Voron Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who plan to pursue a career in radio. Funds may be used for junior, senior, and graduate level classes at accredited colleges and universities that have at least one department that is a member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Total: $3000

Awards: 3

Deadline: October 15, 2020

John Bayliss Radio Scholarship

The John Bayliss Radio Scholarship is offered to juniors, seniors and graduate level students majoring in broadcast communications who have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Vincent T. Wasilewski Award

This scholarship is available for graduate students who are majoring in broadcast communications and have a 3.0 GPA or better.

Total: $4000

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 15, 2020

ARTBA Student Transportation Video Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who submit a two to four minute video on current issues in American transportation.

Total: $500

Awards: 2

Deadline: October 31, 2020

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, 2020

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