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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. 

Ray, NØRP, & Katie, WØKTE, Pautz Scholarship

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. students who are licensed radio amateurs (general class or higher) and members of ARRL. Students must reside in the ARRL Midwest Division area (IA, KS, MO, NE) and study electronics, computer science, or a related field.

Total: $750

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Irving W. Cook, WA0CGS Scholarship

This scholarship is for a licensed radio amateur who is a resident of Kansas. The applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electronics, communications, or a related field to be eligible.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2020

ARRL PHD Scholarship

This award is for a licensed radio amateur or child of a deceased radio amateur who is a resident of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, or Nebraska. Applicants must major in journalism, computer science, or electrical engineering.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship

This award is for a licensed radio amateur who is a resident of and attends college in Georgia or Alabama. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher; preference will be given to those studying electronics, communications, or related fields.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a licensed radio amateur with a general class or higher license who is majoring in electronics, communications, or a related field. The applicant must reside and attend school in New York or New England.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31, 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: December 31, 2020

ARRL Mississippi Scholarship

This scholarship is for licensed radio amateurs under 30 years of age who are residents of and attend college in Mississippi. Students must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in electronics, communications, or related fields.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a licensed radio amateur with a general class or higher license who is a resident of and attends an institution in the FCC 5th Call District. Students must major in electronics, communications, or related fields; preference will be given to students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2020

StudentCam Documentary Competition

This contest is available for U.S. students in middle school and high school. In order to enter, applicants must submit a short video documentary about an issue, event, or topic that helped him/her better understand the role of the federal government in their life or community.

Total: $100000

Awards: 200

Deadline: January 20, 2021

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, 2021

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