College Scholarships for Careers in Journalism

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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 17
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away more than $100,000 in scholarships this year including this $10,000 scholarship!
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 30
Offered by
+U
Description
Apply to win one of five $10,000 college scholarships by telling +U how you picture your success after college. Just answer a few short and simple questions and you may be selected to win $10,000 toward your college education. +U matches students to colleges that their life, goals and finances - join today!
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Abe Schechter Graduate Scholarship$2,000
Deadline
May 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
Radio Television Digital News Association
4121 Plank Road #512
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time or incoming graduate students. Applicants may be enrolled in any major as long as their career intent is television or radio news. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Conference ProgramVaries
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Freedom Forum
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in journalism and who are "free spirits," defined as those who "dream, dare and do."
How to apply
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Cappex
Description
This is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile. Click ‘apply’ and you may have just made $1,000!
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Atlanta Press Club Journalism Scholarship Award$1,500
Deadline
February 25
Renewable
No
Offered by
Atlanta Press Club Inc.
34 Broad Street
18th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be college juniors or seniors working toward a career in news at a Georgia college or university. They should be able to provide samples of published or broadcast work.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, samples of published or broadcast work, transcript, essay and letter of reference are required.
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BEA National Scholarships in BroadcastingVaries
Deadline
October 10
Renewable
No
Offered by
Broadcast Education Association
1771 North Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be college juniors or seniors or graduate students at BEA member universities, students pursuing freshman and sophomore instruction only or students who have already completed BEA two-year programs at a four-year college.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Bob East Scholarship$2,000
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Press Photographers Foundation Bob East Scholarship
Chuck Fadely
The Miami Herald
One Herald Plaza
Miami, FL 33132
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must either be an undergraduate in the first three and one half years of college or be planning to pursue postgraduate work.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Bob Eddy Scholarship Program$500-$2,500
Deadline
April 12
Renewable
No
Offered by
Society of Professional Journalists-Connecticut Professional Chapter
71 Kenwood Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06824
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be rising college juniors or seniors at a four-year college and Connecticut residents or students of Connecticut schools. They should be able to submit samples of work that shows interest and competency in journalism.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, essay and writing samples, tapes or related work in any media are required.
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$2,500
Deadline
Apr 17
Offered by
CollegeWeek Live
Description
Don’t just find your college match – ask them your questions in real time, and enter a scholarship while you’re at it. Login to CollegeWeekLive for the All Access Virtual College Fair on Thursday April 17th, visit three colleges while you're logged in, and you'll be automatically entered in our $2,500 College Match Scholarship!
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Bohdan "Bo" Kolinsky Memorial ScholarshipAt least $1,000
Deadline
February 6
Renewable
No
Offered by
Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance
P.O. Box 70
Unionville, CT 06085-0070
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Connecticut high school seniors, be admitted to an accredited four-year college and plan to pursue studies leading to a career in sports journalism. Winners may apply for grants for succeeding years of undergraduate study as long as they make satisfactory progress, but no student may receive more than $6,500 in funds.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, essay, summary of academic and employment history, evidence of good academic standing, letter of recommendation and three samples of published work are required.
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Carole Simpson Scholarship$2,000
Deadline
May 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
Radio Television Digital News Association
4121 Plank Road #512
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major as long as their career intent is television or radio news. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship. Preference is given to students of color.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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CCNMA Scholarships$500-$1,000
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Chicano News Media Association
USC Annenberg School of Journalism
727 W. 27th Street, Room 201
Los Angeles, CA 90007-3212
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Latino and either California residents or be attending California schools. While the student's degree does not have to be in journalism, they must demonstrate plans to pursue a career in journalism. An interview and autobiographical essay are required. Awards are based also on financial need, academic achievement and a civic responsibility.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Clete Roberts Memorial Journalism Scholarship Award$1,500
Deadline
December 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Associated Press Television and Radio Association
c/o Roberta Gonzales
CBS 5 TV
855 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current students at California, Nevada or Hawaii colleges or universities and be able to provide tapes or other samples of work related to broadcast journalism.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form and work samples are required.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CP HS Survey
Description
Take a short survey about your high school for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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College Photographer of the YearVaries
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Press Photographers Foundation College Photographer of the Year
David Rees
CPOY Director, School of Journalism, The University of Missouri
106 Lee Hills Hall
Columbus, MO 65211
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a full-time four-year college or university, provide a portfolio and demonstrate financial need. Applicants can apply to as many NPPA scholarships as desired, but only one award will be granted.
How to apply
Applications are available by written or email request.
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Ed Bradley Scholarship$10,000
Deadline
May 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
Radio Television Digital News Association
4121 Plank Road #512
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major as long as their career intent is television or radio news. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Fisher Broadcasting Scholarships for MinoritiesVaries
Deadline
May 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Fisher Communications Inc.
100 4th Avenue N.
Suite 440
Seattle, WA 98109
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be college sophomores enrolled in a broadcast, marketing or journalism curriculum at a college or vocational-technical school, be of non-white origin and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Residents outside of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana and must apply scholarship funds to colleges in those states. Residents of those states may apply scholarship awards to out-of-state schools.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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FOWA Scholarship for Outdoor Communicators$500-$1,000
Deadline
May 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
Florida Outdoor Writers Association
24 NW 33rd Court
Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32706
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students at Florida colleges or universities or students from any school whose applications are endorsed by a FOWA member or faculty advisor. They must have a career goal that entails communicating love and appreciation of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Selection is based on essay, faculty advisor or FOWA member endorsement, scholastic merit and extracurricular activities. Preference is given to journalism and communications majors.
How to apply
Applications are available online. A cover page, essay, resume and letter of endorsement are required. Other supporting materials will be considered.
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$500
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Dailybreak
Description
Sign up for Dailybreak and enjoy a little fun away from your studies. Plus, take any 3 Challenges, and you'll be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card!
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Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship$500-$1,000
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Chicano News Media Association
USC Annenberg School of Journalism
727 W. 27th Street, Room 201
Los Angeles, CA 90007-3212
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Latino, be either California residents or attending California schools and have an interest in pursuing a journalism career. An interview is required. Financial need, academic achievement and community involvement are also considered.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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IFEC Scholarships Award$500-$4,000
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC)
P.O. Box 491
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled at a post-secondary, degree-granting educational institution and must demonstrate training, skill and interest in the foodservice industry and communication arts. Eligible majors from foodservice and communications areas include culinary arts, hotel/restaurant/hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science/technology, journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts and related studies.
How to apply
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Iowa Newspaper Association Scholarships$500-$1,000
Deadline
February 14
Renewable
No
Offered by
Iowa Newspaper Association
319 E 5th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Iowa residents who are high school seniors or current college students and must attend an in-state college or university. Students must plan to work in the newspaper industry in Iowa upon completion of their degrees.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of reference, personal statement and two writing samples are required.
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Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship$500-$1,000
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Chicano News Media Association
USC Annenberg School of Journalism
727 W. 27th Street, Room 201
Los Angeles, CA 90007-3212
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Latino and either attending California schools or be California residents attending out-of-state schools. Students must show an interest in journalism (broadcast, print, photo or online) and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.
How to apply
Applications are available online, by email, by mail or by phone.
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$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CaptainU
Description
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Julianne Malveaux ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009-3298
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.
How to apply
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Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Ethnic Minority Students$2,500
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
United Methodist Church
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. BOX 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year of college, be Christian students who are pursuing a career in religion journalism and must major in religion journalism or communications. One scholarship will be given to the best Methodist applicant and one will be given to best overall. Applicants must submit letters of recommendation, a personal statement, photograph, and three samples of journalism work.
How to apply
Applications are available online and by request.
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Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
May 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
Radio Television Digital News Association
4121 Plank Road #512
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major but must have a career goal of becoming a sports reporter for television or radio. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship.
How to apply
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Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship Program$5,000
Deadline
April 5
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Scholarship Committee
1000 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors, undergraduates or first-year graduate students who plan to pursue careers in journalism in Spanish-language television or radio. The award includes an opportunity to intern with the news division of Univision or an affiliate. Applicants must write an essay in Spanish outlining their career goals and provide Spanish-language samples of their work.
How to apply
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSSenior
Description
Open to all high school seniors in the class of 2014.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship$1,000-$3,000
Deadline
February 20
Renewable
No
Offered by
Asian Pacific Fund
225 Bush Street
Suite 590
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants should be full-time undergraduate students of Filipino heritage majoring in journalism at any Bay Area university with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is based on merit and financial need. Applicants should submit applications, transcripts, essays, writing samples, resumes, recommendation letters and Student Aid Report forms.
How to apply
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Marshall E. McCullough Scholarship$1,000-$2,500
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Dairy Shrine
P.O. Box 1
Maribel, WI 54227
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors planning to enter a four-year university with intent to major in the dairy or animal sciences with a communications emphasis or agricultural journalism with a dairy or animal science emphasis, and they must intend to work in the dairy industry following graduation.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Minority Scholarship and Training ProgramUp to $10,000 plus internship pay and post-graduate employment
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
LinTV
8 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, major in journalism or a related broadcast field at an accredited university or college, be college sophomores, be U.S. citizens and of non-white origin.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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NAHJ General Scholarships - Rubén Salazar Fund$1,000-$2,000
Deadline
April 5
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Scholarship Committee
1000 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors, college undergraduate or graduate students who plan to pursue careers in English or Spanish-language broadcast journalism.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$1,000
Deadline
May 15
Offered by
Flashnotes
Description
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Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships/Internships$2,000
Deadline
December 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Overseas Press Club Foundation
40 W. 45 Street
New York, NY 10036
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in a career as a foreign correspondent. Eligible students must be attending American colleges or universities.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Persina Scholarship for Diversity in Journalism$2,000 plus $500 book stipend
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Press Club
529 14th Street
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to enter college the year after graduation.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, essay, transcript, copy of FAFSA, letter of acceptance or proof of college application, three letters of recommendation and up to five work samples are required.
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Undergraduate ScholarshipsVaries
Deadline
May 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
Radio Television Digital News Association
4121 Plank Road #512
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major as long as their career intent is television or radio news. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship.
How to apply
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Vincent Chin Scholarship$500
Deadline
May 14
Renewable
No
Offered by
Asian American Journalists Association
5 Third Street
Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or full time undergraduate or graduate students. Applicants are not required to be Asian Americans but must support the mission of the AAJA and be committed to work within the community. Selection is based on the applicant's promise to support the field of journalism and issues faced by Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans. In addition, selection is based on financial need, academic achievement and demonstrated ability in journalism as well as the applicant's resume, two letters of recommendation, essay and work samples.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSJunior
Description
Open to all high school juniors in the class of 2015.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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