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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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AGCO Corporation FFA Scholarship$2,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. They must have one of the following undergraduate majors: agronomy, crop science, general agriculture, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, sales and marketing, engineering, mechanization, agriculture power and equipment or welding. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the students' activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board. Students must show financial need and evidence of community service participation.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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AWC Seattle Professional Chapter ScholarshipsVaries
Deadline
May 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Association for Women in Communications - Seattle Professional Chapter
Scholarship Chair
P.O. Box 472
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Washington State residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students at Washington State four-year colleges. Students must major in print and broadcast journalism, television and radio production, film advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic design, multimedia design, photography or technical communication. Selection is based on demonstrated excellence in communications, contributions toward communications, scholastic achievement, financial need and work samples.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, cover letter, transcript, resume and two work samples are required.
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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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Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence$1,000
Deadline
June 14
Renewable
No
Offered by
Public Relations Student Society of America
33 Maiden Lane
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be entering or current graduate students at a U.S. college or university. They must be majoring in journalism, public relations or a related field. They must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale and be interested in pursuing a career in corporate public relations. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, resume, essay and two recommendation letters are required.
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E. Lanier (Lanny) Finch Scholarship$1,500
Deadline
April 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
Georgia Association of Broadcasters Inc.
8010 Roswell Road
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30350
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Georgia residents and full-time students at an accredited college or university. Students must be rising juniors or seniors pursuing degrees in some aspect of the broadcasting industry. Selection is based on scholastic records, extracurricular activities, community involvement and leadership potential.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and answers to essay questions are required.
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Edward Payson and Bernice Piilani Irwin ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
February 20
Renewable
No
Offered by
Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be college juniors, college seniors or graduate students majoring in journalism or communications. They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
How to apply
To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.
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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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$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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John D. Graham Scholarship$1,000-$3,000
Deadline
June 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Public Relations Student Society of America
33 Maiden Lane
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be rising undergraduate seniors who are enrolled in a journalism or public relations degree program. Selection is based on academic merit, leadership, writing ability, relevant work experience and stated career goals.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, resume and one recommendation letter are required.
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Kit C. King Graduate Scholarship Fund$2,000
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Press Photographers Association Kit C. King Graduate Scholarship Fund
Scott R. Sines
Managing Editor, Memphis Commercial-Appeal
495 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must provide a portfolio, be pursuing an advanced degree in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism 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 online.
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Lebanese American Heritage Club Scholarships$1,000
Deadline
April 14
Renewable
No
Offered by
Lebanese American Heritage Club
4337 Maple Road
Dearborn, MI 48126
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must U.S. citizens and Michigan residents, be of Arab descent and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (3.5 for graduate students). They must maintain full-time status. Special consideration is given to students majoring in mass communications, political science and related fields, those enrolled or planning to attend institutions that contribute to the Arab American Scholarship Fund and those who did not receive the scholarship in the preceding year.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award$5,000
Deadline
June 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Public Relations Student Society of America
33 Maiden Lane
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be of African-American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander or Alaska Native ancestry. They must be rising undergraduate seniors who are majoring in journalism, public relations or a related subject and be planning to pursue a career in public relations. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on academic merit, stated career goals, relevant work experience, writing ability, recommendations and leadership skills.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, resume and one recommendation letter 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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Michael Jackson ScholarshipUp to $4,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
P.O. Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be African American students at a UNCF member college or university majoring in communications, English or performing arts. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Mississippi Scholarship$500
Deadline
January 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be licensed amateur radio operators and residents of Mississippi who attend an institution of higher learning in Mississippi. They must be seeking a bachelor's degree or higher in electronics, communication or a related field, and they must be under 30 years old.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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NPPF Television News Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Press Photographers Foundation Television News Scholarship
Ed Dooks
5 Mohawk Dr
Lexington, MA 02421-6217
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time juniors or seniors at a four-year college or university, provide a portfolio and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also have courses in TV news photojournalism and continue in this program towards a bachelor's degree. Applicants can apply to as many NPPA scholarships as desired, but only one award will be granted.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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PHD ARA Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have any class of ham radio license, be residents of the ARRL Midwest Division (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) and be studying journalism, computer science or electronic engineering. Applicants may also be the children of deceased amateur radio operators.
How to apply
Applications are available online but may not be completed electronically. All completed applications must be mailed.
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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
Applications are available online.
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Reader's Digest Scholarship$5,000
Deadline
Unknown
Renewable
No
Offered by
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
P.O. Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. Students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application to be matched with scholarships for which they meet the criteria. Funds may be used for tuition, room and board, books or to repay a federal student loan.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Reid Blackburn ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Press Photographers Foundation Blackburn Scholarship
Fay Blackburn
The Columbian
P.O. Box 180
Vancouver, WA 98666
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have completed one year at a full-time four-year college or university, provide a portfolio, demonstrate financial need and must have courses in photojournalism and have at least half a year of undergraduate study left. Applicants can apply to as many NPPA scholarships as desired, but only one award will be granted.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship$1,000
Deadline
June 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
Public Relations Student Society of America
33 Maiden Lane
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) who are in good standing. They must be rising undergraduate seniors who are majoring in journalism, public relations or a related subject at an accredited, four-year postsecondary institution. They must be preparing for careers in public relations and must have mentored others who intend to pursue careers in the field of public relations. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. Nomination from someone who is familiar with the applicant's mentoring activities is required.
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Shirely McKown Scholarship FundVaries
Deadline
February 20
Renewable
No
Offered by
Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be attending a four-year college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA. They must be college juniors, college seniors or graduate students.
How to apply
To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.
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$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CaptainU
Description
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Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship$1,500
Deadline
June 6
Renewable
No
Offered by
Public Relations Student Society of America
33 Maiden Lane
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). They must be rising undergraduate juniors or seniors who are majoring in journalism, public relations or communications. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, resume, two writing samples, an essay and two recommendation letters are required.
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Still Photographer Scholarship$2,000
Deadline
March 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Press Photographers Association Still Photographer Scholarship
Bill Sanders
Photo Editor, Asheville Citizen-Times
P.O. Box 2090
Asheville, NC 28802
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have completed one year in a full-time four-year college or university with courses in photojournalism, 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 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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Wilson W. Carnes Scholarship$300
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the students' activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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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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