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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. 

Lawrence G. Foster Award for Excellence in Public Relations

This award is available for undergraduate students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Students must plan to have a career in public relations.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award

U.S. students currently enrolled in a public relations undergraduate or graduate degree program are eligible for this award. Students must be members of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and preference will be given to undergraduate students.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

NBC Universal Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students of American Indian or Native Alaskan descent who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must be interested in a career in media, either in front of or behind the camera; major preferences are journalism, media, broadcasting, entertainment, film, and telecom.

Total: $5125

Awards: 27

Deadline: May 31

John D. Graham Scholarship

This scholarship is available for members of the Public Relations Student Society of America and demonstrate a potential for leadership in the field of public relations. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 and must be entering or enrolled in his/her senior year of undergraduate studies.

Total: $1667

Awards: 3

Deadline: May 31

Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarship

Current college students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall term and are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) are eligible for this award. Students must be enrolled in a public relations program and plan to have a career in public relations.

Total: $2500

Awards: 3

Deadline: May 31

Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award

This scholarship is available for minority students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for the profession and potential for leadership.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Altschul Champions for PRSSA Outstanding Internship Award

This scholarship is available for a current U.S. college student who is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and has participated in a professional internship during September to August in the year following application.

Total: $300

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award

This scholarship is available for members of the Public Relations Student Society of America who are entering their junior or senior year of college. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 and contribute to ethnic diversity in the field.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Ruth Edelman/PRSSA Award for Achievement in Women’s Leadership

This scholarship is available for female students majoring in public relations and related fields. Applicants must demonstrate achievement and leadership in women’s issues and women’s studies.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students majoring in public relations or a related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

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