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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 — be it print, online, digital, or news media — there’s bound to be a journalism and communications scholarship waiting for you.

Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college juniors and seniors who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Applicants must be have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and major in journalism, communications, or public relations.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2020

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who feel passionately about the career and educational path they are pursuing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay about his/her chosen profession.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31
2020

W.D. Farr Scholarship

The W.D. Farr Scholarship is available for graduate students who are pursuing a career in the beef industry.

Total: $12000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  August 31
2020

James Alan Cox Scholarship

This award is for U.S. college sophomores, juniors and seniors who have taken courses in photography or photojournalism. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and must have at least one year of school remaining at the time the award is disbursed.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 15
2020

Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who have an interest in and pursue a career in the field of creative writing. Students must attend or have graduated from a high school located in San Mateo County or northern Santa Clara County (Daly City through Mountain View) and must be a resident of California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline: 

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

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: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Robert C. and Lillian N. DuSoe Scholarship

High school seniors graduating from schools in the Laguna Beach Unified or Santa Ana Unified School District who plan to major in writing or music are eligible for this award. Students must enroll full time and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $4000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

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: $300 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 30

Bess Whitehead Scott Journalism Scholarship

The Bess Whitehead Scott Journalism Scholarship is available for journalism majors at the following colleges and universities: Baylor University, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University, Texas State University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and University of North Texas.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 08

UNF Gray Scholarship

This award is available to U.S students who are planning to attend the University of North Florida as freshmen and major in a field within the College of Arts & Sciences. Students must have a UNF recalculated grade point average of 3.6 or higher and a SAT score of 1360 or higher or an ACT score of 28 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  October 15

M.F.K. Fisher Scholarship

Students applying as freshmen to the Culinary Institute of America in New York who have a demonstrated interest in food writing are eligible for this award.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 01