Journalism Scholarships

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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.

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:  5
Deadline:  March 15

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

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.

Total: $10000 Awards:  2
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: $2500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 18

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: $7000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 20

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

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

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

Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students in Maine who are pursuing a career in journalism.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Bret Allen Frattellone Scholarship

This award is available for a graduating senior from Lakeland High School who plans to major in communications at any accredited college or university in the United States.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Bess Whitehead Scott - Scribes Scholarship

The Bess Whitehead Scott - Scribes Scholarship is available for journalism and communications students in Texas who are 40 years of age or older. Award selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01