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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. 

RDW Group, Inc. Minority Scholarship for Communications

This scholarship is open to Rhode Island students who are studying communications at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students must be from a minority group.

Total: $2000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 19

Mary Moy Quan Ing Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who are pursuing a career in journalism. Students must have a sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 21

AAJA Vincent Chin Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate college students who are pursuing a career in journalism. Students must have a sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 21

CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship

U.S. graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students who demonstrate commitment to the field of journalism and/or sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues are eligible to apply for this award.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 21

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

This scholarship is available to current and upcoming college students with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who are pursuing a degree in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture. Basic scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,000–$3,000. An amount up to $5,000 may be given at the jury’s discretion.

Total: $2500

Awards: 40

Deadline: April 24

American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship

New Mexico college juniors or seniors who plan to pursue a career in advertising are eligible for this award. Students must attend a New Mexico postsecondary institution full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1400

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 29

David J. Clarke Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. or international undergraduate and/or graduate students who attend a college or university within the designated market area of stations serving the Ohio Valley Chapter region (this includes some schools in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia). Students must major in broadcasting.

Total: $3000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 30

NCTA & AWMF Scholarship

The winner will receive $5,000 towards tuition costs, payable in the Fall and the Spring semesters of the upcoming school year. The scholarship will be publicly awarded at the Gracies Leadership Awards event in?the Fall. This award was created in 2015 through a partnership with?NCTA-?The Internet & Television Association.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 01

Ford Empowering America Scholarship

The “Empowering America” Scholarship program consists of one $3,000 scholarship for a winning student and one $2,000 scholarship for a student selected as runner-up, made payable directly to each student’s educational institute. The winner will create two profiles/interview pieces for the AWM website.

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 01

Feldman Fellowship

This award is for graduate international and U.S. students, who have applied to or are enrolled in an accredited graduate program in journalism at time of application.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 01