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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.

Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship

This scholarship is available for upperclass undergraduate women who are majoring in communications or journalism. Applicants must reside in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York, and must demonstrate participation in athletics and sports.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 24
2020

New York Women in Communications Foundation College Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. female high school seniors and/or current college students who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania. Students must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher overall, and major in a communications-related field, such as advertising, broadcasting, communications, journalism, marketing, new media or public relations.

Total: $10000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  January 24
2020

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: $1894 Awards:  19
Deadline:  January 31
2020

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:  January 31
2020

NATAS Upper Midwest Chapter Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of the Upper Midwest area, including Minnesota, North or South Dakota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa. Students must pursue a career in broadcasting, television or electronic media and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Conference Program

This award is for high school juniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of "free spirit." A free spirit can be a risk-taker, a visionary, an innovative leader, an entrepreneur, or a courageous achiever who accomplishes great things beyond his/her normal circumstances.

Total: $10000 Awards:  102
Deadline:  February 1
2020

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: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Media Plan Case Competition

Undergraduate students attending college in the United States are eligible to enter this media planning case competition. Students must be at least 18 years of age as of Nov. 30, 2017.

Total: $2500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 3
2020

NATAS Chicago/Midwest Chapter Scholarship for College Students

This award is for U.S. college seniors or graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time course of study in a field related to the television industry. The applicant must attend a school within the ADI (area of dominant influence) of the television stations within the Chicago/Midwest chapter jurisdiction OR be a relative of a member in good standing of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Television Academy.

Total: $4000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 8
2020

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: $1000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  February 12
2020

Gene and Dodee Saylor Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Monroe or Middletown, Ohio who plan to major in journalism or communications. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2100 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 14
2020

Lunday Scholarship

This scholarship is available to graduate students in the Communications Department at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Students must be single parents or citizens of a country other than the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 15
2020