College Scholarships for 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.
How to apply
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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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Bob Stevens Memorial Scholarship$1,500
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Garden State Scholastic Press Foundation
840 Bear Tavern Road
Suite 305
West Trenton, NJ 08628-1019
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be graduating New Jersey high school seniors who are nominated by a GSSPA member, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have participated in high school journalism for at least two years.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, three or four letters of recommendation and portfolio with work samples are required.
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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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$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!
How to apply
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David S. Barr Awards$500-$1,500
Deadline
January 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Newspaper Guild - CWA
501 3rd Street NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2797
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school or post-secondary students at any type of institution and have published or broadcast a work in the previous year that helped to correct an injustice or promote justice and fairness. No more than one entry per applicant may be submitted.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, five copies of submitted work and brief summary of work are required.
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Dorothy D. Greer Journalist of the Year Scholarship CompetitionUp to $2,000
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Colorado High School Press Association
CSU Student Media
Lory Student Center Box 13
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Colorado high school seniors whose schools are members of the Colorado High School Press Association. Students must have worked on their yearbook or newspaper for at least two years. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Selection criteria include neatness (10 percent), quality of work (40 percent), personal statement (20 percent), letters of recommendation (20 percent) and grades (10 percent).
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, transcript, three to four letters of recommendation, samples of published work and action photo are required.
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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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Fund for American Studies InternshipsVaries
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Fund for American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. There are programs in comparative political and economic systems, political journalism, business and government, philanthropy and international institutes. Each program includes classes, an internship and special events. Students take classes at Georgetown University and live in downtown Washington, DC. Summer and school-year programs are available.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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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!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Georgia Press Educational Foundation Scholarships$1,500-$2,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Georgia Press Educational Foundation, Inc.
Georgia Press Building
30266 Mercer University Drive
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30343-4137
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students who have been Georgia residents for three years, or their parents must have been Georgia residents for two years. Students must attend a Georgia college or university, demonstrate financial need and be recommended by a counselor, principal, professor or Georgia Press Association member.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, copy of SAT scores, copy of tax return, anticipated budget, school photograph and letter of recommendation are required.
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Guy P. Gannett ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
May 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Maine Community Foundation
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students must be graduates of Maine high schools or home-schooled in Maine. Applicants are considered for the award based on their interest in journalism, financial need and academic achievement. They must also continue to demonstrate an interest in journalism in college.
How to apply
Applications are available online in January or by contacting the Maine Community Foundation.
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Herff Jones Scholarship$1,200
Deadline
March 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
University Interscholastic League
1701 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in Texas, have a 3.0 or higher GPA and plan to major or minor in a communications-related field. Students must also have been involved in journalism during high school.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, letter of recommendation and three to five samples of student journalism work 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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$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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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
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
Applications are available online.
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Nation Institute/I.F. Stone Award for Student Journalism$1,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Nation Institute
116 E 16th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. college or university and submit articles written outside of regular coursework within the year prior to the application deadline. Selection is based on the article's exhibition of commitment to human rights, concern for truth-telling, interest in topics ignored by mainstream media, investigative zeal and progressive politics.
How to apply
No application form is necessary.
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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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$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!
How to apply
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Scholastic Art & Writing AwardsUp to $10,000
Deadline
December 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Scholastic
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in U.S. or Canadian schools and must submit writing pieces or portfolios in one of the following categories: dramatic script, general writing portfolio, humor, journalism, nonfiction portfolio, novel, personal essay/memoir, poetry, science fiction/fantasy, short story and short short story.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Virginia High School League Charles E. Savedge Journalism Scholarship$500
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Virginia High School League Foundation
1642 State Farm Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be active members of a high school newspaper, yearbook or other publication. Students must be in their senior year and have plans to study journalism in college.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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