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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. 

AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship

The AfterCollege Business scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in a field of business. Business may include (but is not limited to): Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Public Relations, etc.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 30

Irving W. Cook, WA0CGS Scholarship

This scholarship is for a licensed radio amateur who is a resident of Kansas. The applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electronics, communications, or a related field to be eligible.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31

Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who plan to pursue a career in radio. Funds may be used for junior, senior, and graduate level classes at accredited colleges and universities that have at least one department that is a member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Total: $3000

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 15

ARRL PHD Scholarship

This award is for a licensed radio amateur or child of a deceased radio amateur who is a resident of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, or Nebraska. Applicants must major in journalism, computer science, or electrical engineering.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31

BEA Founders Award

This award is available for undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in broadcasting. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled at, or have graduated from, two-year colleges that have a departmental membership with the Broadcast Education Association.

Total: $1500

Awards: 2

Deadline: October 15