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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. 

Kenneth and Ellen Nielsen Cooperative Scholarship

U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to enroll or are enrolled in a four-year agriculture degree program are eligible for this award. The applicant or applicant’s parents/guardians must be members of an agricultural cooperative that is also a member of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.

Total: $1000

Awards: 2

Deadline: January 15

Rabo AgriFinance Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are members of Future Farmers of America and pursuing a two- or four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, communications, education, management, sales, science, and technology. Students must live on a family farm, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and rank in the top 50 percent of his/her class.

Total: $2000

Awards: 9

Deadline: January 15

Martin Sorkin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are members of Future Farmers of America pursuing a degree and career path in international trade, economics, and/or public policy. Students must exhibit academic excellence by having a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and exhibit public service.

Total: $1000

Awards: 2

Deadline: January 15

RTDNF Undergraduate Scholarship Program

A number of scholarships are available through this program to international and U.S. college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students may be majoring in any field, but must be pursuing a career in electronic journalism.

Total: $2667

Awards: 6

Deadline: January 17

George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. and international college sophomores, juniors, and seniors at UT-Austin. Students may major in any area, but must intend to pursue a career in electronic journalism or broadcast media.

Total: $6000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 17

Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are from or studying in the San Francisco (CA) Bay Area. Students must be pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 17

RTDNF Fellowship Program

Fellowships are available to international and U.S. journalists who have fewer than 10 years of experience as a professional journalist. Applicants may not be past fellowship winners.

Total: $1625

Awards: 4

Deadline: January 17

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

Carlozzi Family Scholarship

This scholarship is available for women in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania who are majoring in journalism or communications. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and recognition for a talent in writing.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 24

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: $6250

Awards: 20

Deadline: January 24

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