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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. 

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

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

Caples Student Campaign of the Year Program

This contest is open to all students who were enrolled as undergraduates at a U.S. college or university. Students must design a direct marketing campaign for a real client.

Total: $3000

Awards: 2

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

AAJA Sam Chu Lin Broadcast News Internship Grant

Current college students and recent graduates of Asian American and/or Pacific Islander descent are eligible for this award. Students must have an internship secured for the upcoming summer semester and pursue a career in television or radio.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 07

AAJA Lloyd LaCuesta Internship Grant

Asian American and Pacific Islander male students who are current enrolled in college or recent graduates are eligible for this award. Students must have an internship secured for the upcoming summer semester and pursue a career in television broadcasting.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 07

AAJA William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant

Current college students and recent graduates of Asian American and/or Pacific Islander descent are eligible for this award. Students must have an internship secured for the upcoming summer semester and pursue a career in print or online news.

Total: $1

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 07

Stanford Chen Internship Grant

Current college juniors/seniors, and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism are eligible for this grant. Students must have secured an internship at a small- to medium-size company for print, online, broadcast or photography work.

Total: $1750

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 07