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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. 

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

NATAS Northwest Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. or international college freshmen, sophomores and/or juniors who attend college in one of the following states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must pursue a career in television or film, such as broadcasting, production, editing, etc.

Total: $2500

Awards: 3

Deadline: February 16

Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship

U.S. students who are the spouse, child, stepchild or grandchild of an employee of an InfoComm member organization or an employee of an InfoComm member organization are eligible for this award. Students must be current second, third or fourth year students with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher in an audiovisual related program of study.

Total: $5000

Awards: 5

Deadline: February 16

NAHJ General Scholarship – Ruben Salazar Fund

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors or older students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study. Students must be pursuing a career in English- or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism, be Hispanic, and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 21

NAHJ Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship Program

This award is for U.S. students who are high school seniors or older at time of application. Applicants must be Hispanic and demonstrate a sincere desire to pursue a career as a journalist in Spanish language television or radio (includes students who are planning careers in Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online media).

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 21

NAHJ Jonathan Camuy Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in TV broadcast journalism are eligible for this award. Students must be of Hispanic descent.

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 21

Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing

This scholarship is available for currently enrolled U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in mystery writing (fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and/or screenwriting).

Total: $500

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 28

The Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

Madson Fellowship

U.S. professionals seeking to enhance their communication skills are eligible for this award. Applicants must have an interest in the outdoors and be members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA).

Total: $1200

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 01

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

This award is available for international and U.S. minority high school seniors who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in journalism.

Total: $10000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

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