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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. 

Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship

This award is for graduating U.S. high school seniors who intend to major in a communications-related degree at a four-year college or university. Applicants must hold a 2.5 GPA or higher and be legal residents of the United States. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $10000

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 15

Foodservice Communications Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. students who are currently enrolled in a college/university. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in culinary arts or communications.

Total: $2250

Awards: 5

Deadline: March 15

Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship

This award is for Muslim students who are majoring in political science or journalism and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Total: $4000

Awards: 10

Deadline: March 15

NATAS Chicago/Midwest Chapter Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who plan on enrolling in a full-time course of study in a field related to the television industry. The applicant must attend a school within the ADI (area of dominant influence) of the television stations within the Chicago/Midwest chapter jurisdiction OR be a relative of a member in good standing of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Television Academy.

Total: $1750

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 18

Dorothy Ruth Ellis Endowed Scholarship

Undergraduate students attending Prescott College in Arizona planning to pursue a course of study in writing, literature or journalism are eligible for this award. Preference will be given to a student whose legal place of residence is southeast Texas (Jefferson, Orange, Tyler, Newton, and Hardin counties) and/or a student who is a member of an ethnic minority group.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 20

Sub Pop ‘Loser’ Scholarship

International and U.S. high school seniors who are residents of Washington or Oregon are eligible for this award. Students must be involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way and plan to enroll full time at an accredited college or university.

Total: $5000

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 20

AAJA Seattle Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship

This award is for Washington state high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a journalism career. Students must attend a Washington college or university.

Total: $2500

Awards: 5

Deadline: March 29

Toyota/UNCF Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college freshmen who are enrolled at selected HBCUs in an eligible major. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $7500

Awards: 6

Deadline: March 30

NATAS-PSW Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of the Pacific Southwest region and are majoring in a television-related discipline.

Total: $1250

Awards: 7

Deadline: March 31

Aspiring Author Scholarship

This award is for U.S. female sophomore and junior students of African descent who are enrolled full time in an English, literature, journalism or related area of study at a Historically Black college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better and submit a 800-word essay on the topic the power of the written word.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 31

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