College Scholarships for Careers in Journalism

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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Niche
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!
How to apply
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Grammarly
Description
Grammarly makes you a better writer by finding and correcting up to 10× more mistakes than your word processor. They can not only help you with your essays - they're now offering $1,000 scholarship for your education!
How to apply
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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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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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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 30
Offered by
Harris Poll Online
Description
Become a member of the Harris Poll Online and you could receive money for college just by taking simple surveys. Each survey you take gets you an entry to the scholarship drawing!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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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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Bohdan "Bo" Kolinsky Memorial ScholarshipAt least $1,000
Deadline
February 9
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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$1,000
Deadline
May 1
Offered by
Chegg
Description
Excited for college? Chegg wants to know what part of college your most looking forward to and why. Take two minutes to apply for $1,000 - You could be this month’s winner!
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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/Kathryn Dettman Memorial Journalism Scholarship$1,500
Deadline
February 27
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 college students in one of the 13 APTRA states 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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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 to each winner.
How to apply
Applications are available by written or email request.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Niche
Description
Take a survey on your neighborhood and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
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Applications are available online.
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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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FOWA Scholarship for Outdoor Communicators$500-$1,000
Deadline
May 16
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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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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$10,000
Deadline
Dec 31
Offered by
Unigo
Description
College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. Even though many people have been through the college experience, every generation faces unique challenges. Unigo wants to know yours. Create your free profile now to apply!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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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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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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Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Ethnic Minority Students$500-$1,000
Deadline
March 5
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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$500
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
AdmitSee
Description
Join AdmitSee - the site that pays college students to share their college application insight. You could win $500 just for creating a profile. New winners notified every month!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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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
Applications are available online.
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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
Applications are available online.
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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
January 16
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 broadcast journalism, digital multimedia, mass/speech/digital communication, television production, or marketing 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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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Niche
Description
Take a short survey about your school for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
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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National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity$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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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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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
Applications are available online.
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 30
Offered by
Survey Sampling International
Description
Sign-up for a free account today. Share your opinion to earn cash, rewards, and entries into a $10,000 quarterly prize draw! The more surveys you take, the more entries you get so start now!
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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Yuchengco: Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship$1,000-$3,000
Deadline
February 20
Renewable
No
Offered by
Asian Pacific Fund
465 California Street
Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants should be full-time undergraduate students that are at least 50% Filipino and 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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