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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. 

HACU Oracle Scholarship

This award is available for Hispanic students who are attending a college in Florida, Georgia, or North Carolina. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be majoring in engineering, mathematics, or computer technology.

Total: $2150

Awards: 5

Deadline: May 24

Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization. At present, it has more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to partner with Facebook to establish the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship. This program offers financial assistance for students who aspire to pursue a career in journalism and media. This partnership fosters AAJA’s and Facebook’s commitment to supporting quality journalism that strengthens and connects communities.

Total: $50000

Awards: 5

Deadline: May 29

Axia Public Relations Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students majoring in public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field. Preference will be given to students who promote diversity in the profession, as well as students with residency ties to Florida, Georgia or Missouri.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

John D. Graham Scholarship

This scholarship is available for members of the Public Relations Student Society of America and demonstrate a potential for leadership in the field of public relations. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 and must be entering or enrolled in his/her senior year of undergraduate studies.

Total: $1667

Awards: 3

Deadline: May 31

Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award

This scholarship is available for minority students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for the profession and potential for leadership.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Altschul Champions for PRSSA Outstanding Internship Award

This scholarship is available for a current U.S. college student who is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and has participated in a professional internship during September to August in the year following application.

Total: $300

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award

This scholarship is available for members of the Public Relations Student Society of America who are entering their junior or senior year of college. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 and contribute to ethnic diversity in the field.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college juniors and seniors who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Applicants must be have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and major in journalism, communications, or public relations.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship

This award is offered to U.S. college juniors or seniors who are of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander ancestry. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and it is preferred that they major or minor in public relations (or are in a communications degree program if a public relations program is not offered at their school).

Total: $1500

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 31

Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a career interest in legal or criminal justice fields. Students must major in one of the following fields: criminal justice, pre-law studies, English, history, political science, journalism, or communications.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

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