Scholarships for Journalism Majors

Good journalists deal in facts. And there's one fact that every journalism major has to come to terms with: Getting a degree in journalism can be an expensive undertaking. Luckily, there is no shortage of scholarships that aim to ease the financial burden on journalism students. Some of these are offered by local community foundations, but most come from newspapers, professional journalism organizations and private foundations committed to an enduring Fourth Estate. To be eligible for these, applicants may need to be enrolled in an accredited journalism program, have a decent academic record and have a financial need. An essay, personal statement or samples of journalistic work also may be requested through the application process. Start your search for the right journalism scholarship for your needs with the following list.

Showing 1-20 of 100 scholarships
View Details John D. Graham Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,000 - 3,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|College senior|
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment to Public Relations|
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The scholarship is sponsored by the PRSA Foundation and established in honor of John D. Graham. It is open to undergraduate students entering their senior year and who are enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 3,346
  • 6 awards
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Print Media|Online Journalism|Broadcast Journalism|Visual Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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This is a 14-week internship at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in downtown Washington. Interns work as reporters in Washington, they report, write, take photos and shoot videos of breaking news and news features. They also talk with experts at the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Student Press Law Center, the Washington Post, the Pentagon and others to better understand how to cover the news. The internship is open to college juniors and seniors studying print, online, broadcast or visual journalism.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|Business Communications|Broadcast Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing bachelor level degrees related to Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Business Communications, Advertising, and Broadcasting. Applicants must be full-time students during the academic year the scholarship is awarded. Financial need is not required.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Journalism|
  • Residence: Live in |Greene, AR|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Two-year|Four-year|Accredited Vocational|Accredited Trade|
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Fred and Oleatha Wulfekuhler Scholarship Endowmentis given to high school graduating students of Greene County, Arkansas who will major in journalism. The scholarship offers $500 and the funds may be may be used for valid school-related expenses to further the recipients education.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |History|English|Journalism|Creative Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship fund was established to benefit a graduating senior from Parkside High School planning to attend accredited four-year college or university, or accredited two-year institution. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in English, Creative Writing, or Journalism or History.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 4 awards
  • Dec-7-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|
  • School (College): |Connecticut|Maine|Massachusetts|New Hampshire|Rhode Island|Vermont|Accredited Journalism Program|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The New England Press Association Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in a journalism.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Sports Journalism Institute Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
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  • 500
  • 10 awards
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Sports Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
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Sports Journalism Institute provides a nine-week training and internship for college students who wants to pursue sports journalism. The program also includes a paid sports internship and a $500 scholarship after the internship. There are 10 students that are selected for the program.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 6,500
  • 20 awards
  • Nov-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Newspaper Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
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This scholarship is for talented students who wants more to gain valuable journalism experience.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR)
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-31-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|High school graduate|
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William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship is a $2,000 fund given to a student that exemplifies dedication and high journalistic standards. The scholarship honor the Texas journalist William Ruggles. The basis for the award is scholastic ability and interest in the of the institute.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,800
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Physical Therapy|Sports|Athletic Training|Sports Management|Sports Information|Sports Journalism|
  • Residence: Live in |Tennessee|
  • School (College): |Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|Accredited University|
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The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Jeff Byrd Memorial Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate junior and seniors student. Applicants must pursue a sports-related field of study.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship The Radio Television Digital News Association
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Digital Journalism|
  • Career: |Television (Industry)|Radio (Industry)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
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Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship provides a $1,000 fund to an undergraduate student who is pursuing a career in radio, television, or digital journalism. The scholarship was established in 2011 in honor of Lou Prato, who has been in service to RTDNA and RTDNF for more than 30 years.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Lisa Bjork Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Communications|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Jupiter High School, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to graduating senior of Jupiter High School or any Palm Beach County public high school who is planning to pursue a career in journalism and communications.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The scholarship is founded in honor of Chester Burger who is one of the pre-eminent leaders in the public relations profession, helping to shape the discipline of public relations counseling at major global corporations. The scholarship is designed to encourage graduate public relations students to pursue careers in corporate public relations, with the goal of making the public relations function more essential to the successful achievement of corporate goals consistent with the public interest, the precepts of sound business and the needs of key stakeholders.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details SAGE Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,500 - 2,000
  • 10 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |English|Language|Journalism|Creative Writing|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
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This scholarship is awarded to deserving students who are graduating from any high school in Ventura County and enrolling in an accredited 4-year college or university or an accredited community college. Though the scholarship is open to applicants majoring in any field, preference in the selection process will be given to those majoring in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, and other language arts. Applicants also be a resident of Ventura County and must demonstrate excellent scholarship, initiative, good citizenship and excellent writing skills.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Jake McClain Driver KC5WXA Scholarship American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Electronics|Computer Science|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Louisiana|
  • Residence: Live in |Arkansas|Mississippi|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing electronics, computers or journalism in any institution. Applicants must have a Technical Class license or higher and can provide at least one QLSL card received within the past 12 months.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Chuck Benedict Memorial Journalism Scholarship Community Foundation of the Verdugos
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Sports Journalism|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit Glendale Community College journalism student planning on transferring to a 4-year university journalism program with emphasis in sports journalism. Applicants must be referred by a Glendale Community College journalism professor.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details F. Ward Just Scholarship Application F. Ward Just Scholarship Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Media Communication|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Lake County, IL|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|High school graduate|
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This scholarship was established in 1967 by F. Ward Just, former publisher of the News-Sun, to benefit graduates of Lake County, (IL) high schools. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate study in journalism or media communications. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details ONWA Annual Scholarship Ohio Newspapers Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students currently enrolled as a junior or senior in an Ohio college or university. Students must be majoring in journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program. This scholarship was established by The Ohio Newspaper Womens Association but was transferred to the Ohio Newspapers Foundation in 2004 when ONWA disbanded.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Fine Arts|Communications|Mass Communications|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): |United Negro College Funde college or university|
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The scholarship was established to award outstanding African-American students who are pursuing a degree in communications, fine arts, journalism, mass communications, mass media arts, music, photography, TV production, or visual arts in a participating UNCF college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,500
  • 3 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students majoring in journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program in an Ohio college or university. Students demonstrating a career commitment to newspaper journalism are given preference.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
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