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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. 

Bob East Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in photojournalism. Students must be enrolled full time at an accredited four-year college or university, and demonstrate academic ability and financial need.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 02

Kit C. King Scholarship

This award is available for graduate students who are pursuing a degree in photojournalism. Students must attend full time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 02

NPPF Still and Multimedia Scholarship

This award is available for undergraduate students who are studying photojournalism and concentrating on still and multimedia. Students must be enrolled full time at a four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada and have one or more semesters remaining in school.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 02

NPPF Television News Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college juniors and/or seniors who have an interest in photo journalism and are pursuing a career in television production.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 02

Christophers Video Contest for College Students

Undergraduate and graduate students may enter this video contest. The student must make a short video of five minutes or less interpreting the theme “One Person Can Make a Difference”.

Total: $500

Awards: 8

Deadline: December 17

L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship

The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship is for a licensed radio amateur with a general class or higher license who is a resident of and attends college in the ARRL Roanoke Division (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia). The student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in electronics, communications, or related fields.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31

RTDNF Fellowship Program

Fellowships are available to international and U.S. journalists who have fewer than 10 years of experience as a professional journalist. Applicants may not be past fellowship winners.

Total: $1625

Awards: 4

Deadline: January 17

RTDNF Undergraduate Scholarship Program

A number of scholarships are available through this program to international and U.S. college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students may be majoring in any field, but must be pursuing a career in electronic journalism.

Total: $2667

Awards: 6

Deadline: January 17

Meredith Corporation Scholarship

This scholarship and internship opportunity is available for female communications and journalism majors residing in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 24

Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship

This scholarship is available for upperclass undergraduate women who are majoring in communications or journalism. Applicants must reside in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York, and must demonstrate participation in athletics and sports.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 24

Last day to enter is November 30!
$5,000 Niche November Scholarship

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