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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. 

Michigan Tuition Grant

This award is available to Michigan resident undergraduate students who are attending independent, degree-granting Michigan institutions. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $7320

Awards: 30000

Deadline: March 01

Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are of Greek-American heritage. Students must be majoring in journalism and communications, and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000

Awards: 6

Deadline: March 01

GPEF Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Georgia and plan to attend a college/university in the state of Georgia. Students must also be majoring in journalism.

Total: $1354

Awards: 12

Deadline: March 01

Doell Family Scholarship

The Doell Family Scholarship is available for high school seniors in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties of Washington. Applicants must plan to major in journalism or music.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

Bodie McDowell Scholarship

U.S. junior or senior undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this award. Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who want to become professionals in the outdoor communications field.

Total: $4900

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 01

WJZ-TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County and Howard County Maryland. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be planning to major in broadcast journalism.

Total: $2250

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

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

Bruce S. Bennett Fund for Community Journalism

The Bruce S. Bennett Fund for Community Journalism is available for graduating high school seniors in Worcester, MA who are planning to major in and pursue a career in journalism.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 04

Equal Pay Day Chicago Student Journalism Contest

The Equal Pay Day Chicago Student Journalism Contest is available for high school students in Chicago who submit an essay on the topic of equal pay and existing pay disparities in the United States. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Total: $275

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 06

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship

This award is available for a United Methodist ethnic minority student enrolling in his/her junior or senior year in the journalism or communications department of an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicants must plan to pursue a career in religious journalism.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 15

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