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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. 

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: $20000

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 01, 2021

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: $12000

Awards: 12

Deadline: March 01, 2021

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $30000

Awards: 15

Deadline: March 01, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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: $2400

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 01, 2021

George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. and international college sophomores, juniors, and seniors at UT-Austin. Students may major in any area, but must intend to pursue a career in electronic journalism or broadcast media.

Total: $6000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

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, 2021

Connecticut Broadcasters Association

From advocacy to compliance to connections, the CBA advocates to protect our members ability to serve their communities, help broadcasters understand the complex and ever-changing regulations on our industry, and we provide special interest and management seminars year round. The CBA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.

Total: $25000

Awards: 12

Deadline: March 15, 2021

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, 2021

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