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A Complete List of Current College Journalism Related Scholarships

The following list is updated and added to on a regular basis by the College Media Network team. If you have corrections, additions or updates, please contact our Executive Editor or our Senior Editor.

 

Bruce Baxter Scholarship/NPFF

Open to:  Undergraduate and graduate photojournalism students

Amount: $2,000

Overview: Named for a New Jersey photographer who was paralyzed in a swimming accident but continued to pursue photojournalism education. Baxter set up this scholarship before his death.

When to apply: Application for 2019 opens in October 2018. Apply here.

Reid Blackburn Scholarship/NPFF

Open to: Undergraduate photojournalism students

Amount: $2,000

Overview: Established by The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver, Wash., where Reid Blackburn, 27, was a photographer until his death. He died in 1980 while on assignment covering the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

When and where to apply: Application for 2019 opens in October 2018. Apply here.

Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship

Open to:  Undergraduate and graduate photojournalism students

Amount: $2,000

Overview: Established in 2014 by Rich Clarkson.For 25 years, Rich Clarkson was the director of photography at the Topeka Capital-Journal.He also led the photo and art department atThe Denver Postas Assistant Managing Editor/Graphics and was The National Geographic magazine director of Photography in the 1980s.

When and where to apply: Application for 2019 opens in October 2018. Apply here.

WSCGA Foundation/Anne Trabue Scholarship

Open to: Applicant must complete high school by September 1st of the current year and must be a Southern California resident. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student, defined as one who is taking 12 or more hours in a course of study leading to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicant must be female. Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Applicant must play golf.

Amount:

Overview: The first scholarship established by the WSCGA Foundation Board was the Anne Trabue Scholarship in honor of WSCGA’s ‘founding mother’ and first President. Anne was also a noted journalist who wrote extensively about golf in Southern California in the first half of the 20th century.

When and where to apply: Deadline March 15th. Apply here.

Association of Women in Sports Media Scholarships

Open to: Female college students interested in sports media careers

Amount: $1,000 and paid summer internship

Overview: Each winner gets placed into a summer internship along with receiving a $1,000 scholarship. Additionally, winners receive complimentary registration and lodging at AWSM’s annual conference and a free one-year membership to their organization. Options for this internship/scholarship hybrid include print/digital reporting, broadcast reporting, broadcast production and media relations. It’s free to apply for AWSM members and an application fee of $40 for non-members.

When and where to apply: Application for 2019 opens in September 2018. Apply here.

Bill Walsh Scholarship/ACES

Open to: College juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing jobs or journalism.

Amount: $3,000

Overview: The Walsh scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates the talent and passion for language that Bill devoted his life to and who aspires to pursue the craft of editing the news.

When and where to apply: This application is due Nov. 15th, 2018  Apply here. 

ACF American Advertising Federation-New Mexico  Scholarship

Open to: New Mexico residents enrolled as full-time students at four-year public or non-profit universities. Candidates must be majoring in business (marketing emphasis), journalism (advertising emphasis), strategic communications, advertising, marketing, or graphic design/fine art/photography/illustration with an emphasis in marketing or advertisement. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Candidates must also have at least one semester of undergraduate studies left to complete after the scholarship is awarded.

Amount: Up to $1,400

Overview: The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to deserving men and women who intend to enter the advertising profession.

When and where to apply: Two scholarships are available. Apply here by Thursday, June 7th at 5pm MST.

AQHA Journalism or Communications Scholarship

Open to: College freshmen or high school seniors who have been a member of AQHA or AQHYA for at least one year, and are pursuing journalism or communications as a career. Recipients must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Amount: $32,000

Overview: Many fields of employment are tied either directly or indirectly to the horse industry. Career path scholarships allow students to obtain a degree in areas such as racing, animal science, journalism, communications, therapeutic/adaptive riding and veterinary medicine. Support for students within these fields is imperative to the sustainability and advancement of our industry. Undergraduate, graduate or doctoral level degrees can be completed by students through these scholarship opportunities.

When and where to apply: The application period for 2019 will open in August 2018, and will close on December 1, 2018.

Augustana College Fryxell Scholarship

Open to: Incoming college freshmen at Augustana College.

Amount: $1,000, can be renewed each year

Overview: Dr. Lucy Fryxell and Dr. Donald Fryxell taught English at Augustana from the 1950s through the 1980s. Both were master teachers who cared about students and cultivated their potential. Lucy established the Don Fryxell Scholarship in memory of her husband.

She desired that the scholarship be awarded to scholars who wish to study the humanities and special consideration is given to candidates with an interest in studying English and/or journalism.

When and where to apply: Apply here by February 15, 2019.

Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

Open to: College juniors or seniors studying media at a San Mateo or Austin area university.

Amount: $5,000

Overview: Eligible candidates will: 
– Complete 75+ hours of college course work by December
– Not graduate before December
– Have a minimum 3.25 GPA
– Be enrolled as a full-time student (carrying a minimum of 12 hours per semester) at an Austin or San Marcos area university, with a declared major in radio, television, film, digital media, public relations, advertising, marketing, communications or broadcasting at the time of application
Candidates must be present at the AWM Gala to accept their scholarship.

When and where to apply: Apply here by April 1, 2019.

Chips Quinn Scholars Program

Open to: College juniors, seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates with journalism majors or career goals in media.

Amount: $1,000

Overview: The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism offers students hands-on training and mentoring by caring news veterans. More than 1,300 men and women have been named Chips Quinn Scholars since 1991, making it the largest and most enduring diversity initiative of the Newseum Institute. The program’s aim is to provide training and support that will open doors to news and information careers and bring greater diversity to the newsrooms of the U.S.

When and where to apply: Apply here by October 1, 2018.

CIRI “Cap” Lathrop Endowment Scholarship Fund

Open to: All eligible and qualified Alaska Natives with preference given to Native enrollees/descendants of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and who are majoring in broadcast, telecommunications, business, engineering, journalism, and other media related fields.

Amount: $5,000

Overview: The Cap Lathrop Endowment Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 in memory of Captain “Cap” Lathrop who was a pioneer in Alaska’s telecommunications and broadcast industry. The Endowment, one of The CIRI Foundation’s several scholarship endowment programs, is funded with contributions from its major donor, A.E. “Augie” Hiebert, founder of Northern Television, Inc., General Communications, Inc., and other private donors. The CIRI Foundation, established in 1982 by Cook Inlet Region, Inc., encourages the educational and career developments of the Region’s Alaska Natives and maintain the cultural heritage of the Region’s more than 6,700 Alaska’s Indigenous People. 

When and where to apply: Apply here by June 1, 2018.

Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship

Open to: Current college students pursuing a career in environmental conservation, environmental communications, or wildlife management/conservation.

Amount: $2,000

Overview: To support the next generation of communicators, the Texas Outdoor Writers Association offers the Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship. Communication careers may be in the areas of print media, television, radio, or electronic media.

Where to apply: Apply here by February 1, 2019.

Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund

Open to: Graduates of Maine high schools or home-schooled in a Maine community during their last year of secondary education. Students’ dedication to the journalism profession should be evident in their choice of coursework and extracurricular activities. Recipients are encouraged to apply for renewal consideration throughout their post-secondary and graduate education.

Amount: Varies

Overview: The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the Guy P. Gannett Foundation to provide renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including all forms of print, broadcast or electronic media. Students will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in journalism, financial need and academic achievement.

Where to apply: Apply here by May 1, 2018.

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award

Open to: Current college juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in journalism, radio, television and/or film; must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; U.S. citizen of Arab heritage

Amount: $2,500

Overview: The Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship was created to honor Arab American students who excel in media studies.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 30, 2019.

JEA National High School Journalist of the Year Scholarship

Open to: graduating high school seniors who have at least a 3.0 GPA; participants in high school journalism for at least two years; submit a digital portfolio; must be a state Journalist of the Year winner and a student of a JEA member adviser.

Amount: $3,000

Overview: Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships – named for the Journalism Education Association’s long-time treasurer – recognize some of the top high school journalists in the country. The contest begins at the state level. Winning digital portfolios from the state High School Journalist of the Year competitions are sent via national application form to the national contest. Winners announced at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 15, 2019.

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students

Open to: United Methodist ethnic minority who is a current college junior or senior, and is enrolled in a journalism/communications program at an accredited college/university.

Amount: $2,500

Overview: The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a scholarship for undergraduate studies of religion, journalism, or communications. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Applicants are judged on:
-Christian commitment and involvement in the United Methodist Church
-Academic achievement
-Experience in journalism, or evidence of journalistic talent
-Clarity of purpose, plans, and goals for the future
-Potential professional ability as a religious journalist

Where to apply: Apply here by March 15, 2019.

Press Photographers Assn. of Greater Los Angeles

Open to: Southland (Ca.) area college students

Amount: $1,500

Overview: The Press Photographers Assn. of Greater Los Angeles offers $1500.00 a year in scholarships to Southland area college students and names a Student Photographer of the year.

Where to Apply: Go to www.PPAGLA.org or LAphotog@aol.com (Rick Meyer, coordinator)

Washington Media Scholars Foundation Media Fellows Program

Open to: Incoming college freshmen or current college students pursuing a career in media.

Amount: $5,000

Overview: With the Media Fellows Program, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding several scholarships each academic year. In the upcoming academic year, the foundation will distribute over $40,000 in total scholarship awards. These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public policy advertising industry.

Where to apply: Apply here by July 14, 2018.

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

Open to: Incoming college freshmen who intend to become journalists and provide diversity in the journalism industry.

Amount: $2,000

Overview: The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a one-year scholarship, with an additional book stipend that is renewable up to 3 years. Applicants MUST provide the following information in Triplicate (3 copies of all requested information). All information must be included in one package, including recommendations; newspaper articles must be reduced to 8½ by 11 sheets only. Failure to include all information in triplicate, including multimedia formats, will result in disqualification.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 1, 2019.

NDS McCullough Scholarship

Open to: High school seniors planning to enter a four-year-college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. Student must be planning on a career in dairy journalism or communications. 

Amount: $2,000

Overview: Scholarship is based on communication abilities and future plans. This scholarship is sponsored from a bequest fund sponsored by Marshall E. McCullough, well-known Georgia nutrition researcher, educator and journalist. Co-sponsored with Dairy Management Inc.

Where to apply: Apply here by April 15, 2019.

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

Open to: graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state

Amount: $2,000

Overview: Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. Music, sculpture, drawing, interior decorating or domestic science are not accepted as major subject courses. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 1, 2019.

New York Financial Writers’ Association Scholarship

Open to: journalism students in the New York City metropolitan area who wish to pursue a career in business or financial journalism.

Amount: 

Overview: Scholarship process:
-Complete the application providing your present address and telephone number and, if different, your permanent home address and telephone number. Applications should be available at your department or the NYFWA website. If you do not have access to an application, simply send a cover letter with the information
-Send an essay explaining why you are pursuing a career in business and financial journalism
-Include a current resume, relevant personal information, and list any other scholarships you have received.
-Send samples of your financial writing and clippings

Where to apply: Apply here by April 15, 2019.

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program

Open to: High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of these states, and will graduate this spring; College undergraduate students who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA; Graduate students who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA

Amount: $10,000

Overview: The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards scholarships annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications. Must be majoring in or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, journalism, marketing, new media, or public relations. Applicants are eligible even if they attend or plan to attend a college or university located outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA as long as their permanent residence is in one of those states. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or better.

Where to apply: Apply here by January 31, 2019.

NPPF Bob East Scholarship

Open to: NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

Amount: $2,000

Overview: Bob East was a colorful and widely known veteran photographer at The Miami Herald. He died from a surgical accident in 1985, after more than 45 years in the profession. NPPA’s national secretary, he mentored many interns. The Bob East scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Eligibility:
-Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies
-Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need
-Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies
-Explain financial need
-Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate

Where to apply: Apply here by March 1, 2019.

NPPF TV Scholarship

Open to: Students applying for this scholarship must be enrolled in a recognized four-year college or university having courses in TV news photojournalism, must be continuing in this program leading to a bachelor’s degree and must be in their junior or senior year at the time the award is given.

Each applicant must complete the entry form and submit it along with a videotape containing examples of his or her work. The tape should contain no more than three complete stories (total time for all stories: six minutes) with voice narration and natural sound. Applicants must also include a letter from their professor/advisor.

Applicants must include a one-page biographical sketch including a personal statement addressing their professional goals.

Amount: $2,000

Overview: Opportunities for true photojournalism in television news have prompted this scholarship. It is one way to encourage those involved in television production to see the person holding the camera as more than a camera person, a true photojournalist. Like the scholarships for still photographers, this award is aimed at those students with television news photojournalism potential, but with little opportunity and great need.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 1, 2019.

National Press Club Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship

Open to: High school seniors who are interested in following a career in journalism. Whether they have worked on journalism projects throughout high school or are just now interested in it going into college, they have the option to apply for this scholarship.

Amount: $5,000

Overview: Richard G. Zimmerman was a National Press Club member who passed away in 2008 and decided to endow a scholarship for high school students who want to pursue journalism in college. Applicants must be planning on attending college this year and should have at least a 3.0 GPA. Three letters of recommendation, a high school transcript, a letter of university acceptance, a completed FAFSA form and three journalism samples (multimedia or print) are requirements in the scholarship application process.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 1, 2019.

 

Overseas Press Club Foundation

Open to: Both undergraduate and graduate students attending American universities, or Americans studying abroad, who intend to pursue a future career as a foreign correspondent are encouraged to apply for a scholarship or fellowship granted by the Overseas Press Club Foundation.

Amount: $2,000

Overview: The Overseas Press Club Foundation sponsors the living and traveling expenses of up to 11 applicants as they embark on career-boosting opportunities in foreign bureaus at world-renowned English-based news organizations such as the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Khmer Times, South China Morning Post! Applicants are to submit a cover letter, resume and a 500-word writing sample that addresses an international, or world, issue that resonates with the applicant’s interest and experience. Applicants who are selected will be contacted by the Foundation by December 2018.

Where to apply:Apply here by December 1, 2018.

Bob Baxter Scholarship from the National Press Photographers Foundation

Open to: All students pursuing an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree in the field of journalism are eligible.

Amount: $2,000

Overview: Named for a New Jersey photographer who was paralyzed in a swimming accident but continued to pursue photojournalism education. Baxter set up this scholarship before his death.

Where to apply: Apply here, applications open October 1st.

Ohio Newspaper Association University Journalism Scholarships

Open to: -Applicant must be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior at an Ohio college/university for the upcoming academic year
-A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (C+) is required. The student’s college transcript must accompany the application
-Application form must be typed or printed legibly by the applicant. (The application form on the reverse side may be photocopied)
-Student must demonstrate the ability to write clearly in an autobiography of 750 to 1,000 words describing academic and career interests, awards, extracurricular activities and any journalism- related activities. Emphasis should be given to student’s course of study as it pertains to the newspaper industry
-Application must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from college or university faculty members familiar with the student’s work and career interests
-Student should provide writing samples, articles or other relevant materials such as web links and PDF files used to display design or advertising content

Amount: $1,500

Overview: Beginning in 2014, the Ohio Newspapers Foundation broadened scholarship opportunities in order to attract more talented young people majoring in the following newspaper industry related fields: journalism, advertising, marketing, and communications. The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award three scholarships to students who are enrolled in an Ohio college or university and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 31, 2019

Park Scholar Award

Open to: incoming students at Ithaca College

Amount: 

Overview: At least 10 merit-based scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school seniors each year. In addition, at least three merit-based scholarships are awarded to Park School rising juniors each spring.

Scholarship expectations:
-Maintain a 3.5 GPA and full-time enrollment in the Park School
-Engage in significant and meaningful community service
-Participate in Park scholar activities
-Be a model citizen and maintain good judicial standing

In addition, first-year scholars are expected to live with and participate in the H.O.M.E. program, a residential learning community that explores multicultural issues.

Where to apply: Apply here by January 15, 2019.

Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships

Open to: Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship for Greek-Americans pursuing careers in journalism and communications.

Amount: $5,000

Overview: The Alpha Omega Council, comprised of leading businesspersons of Hellenic ancestry, honors its late founder by presenting the Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships annually to several young Greek-Americans pursuing studies in the fields of journalism or communications. The scholarship has been given in honor of Peter Agris, founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle, for fifty years the premier Greek-American national English-language weekly newspaper in this country. Mr. Agris was also an Archon of the Greek Orthodox Church and a trustee of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 01, 2019.

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship

Open to: College juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in a journalism or related degree program as of Nov. 1, are eligible.

Amount: $6,500

Overview: Previous newspaper journalism internships and/or experience as a journalist on a college newspaper are preferred. You need to be committed to a career in news journalism. You must have reliable transportation and arrange for your own housing. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its journalism fellows. You’ll be a member of our newsroom, work hard and gain valuable journalism experience.Our Pulliam Fellows earn $650/week for the 10-week program. You’ll also get to participate in writing workshops and learn over lunch from some of the best minds in journalism.

Submission materials:
-A completed application form
-Samples of your best published writings, at least half of which were written under deadline
-A transcript of your college credits)
-A recent photograph of yourself

Where to apply: Apply here by November 01, 2018

PunditWire Political Communication Fellowship

Open to: PunditWire, political commentary website for speechwriters sponsored by the School of Communication at American University, is seeking a graduate student fellow to serve as editor of the site

Amount: 

Overview: This unique opportunity will allow the student to get involved with a consequential political publication and connect with some of the top communicators and speechwriters in the country. The fellow will train the incoming editor at the end of their term.

Please note that this is a 12-month position beginning on September 1 and is restricted to incoming Public Communication graduate students who have already received a research assistantship.

PuditWire is looking for a graduate fellow with:
-An interest in politics
-Editing, writing, new media, and HTML experience
-Ability to manage and update the site, work with the writers, review and post all columns, respond to comments from readers, promote the site on Twitter and elsewhere, and reach out to political media

Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student in the corresponding master’s program. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

Where to apply: Apply here by April 30, 2019

RTDNF Ed Bradley Scholarship

Open to: Students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded and be pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism. Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded.

Amount: $10,000

Overview: Ed Bradley is best known for his award-winning work in 26 years on CBS News’ 60 Minutes and as the first African-American White House TV correspondent. He established the Ed Bradley Scholarship in 1994.

Where to apply: Apply here by January 15, 2019.

RTDNF George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship

Open to:  The George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon Baines Johnson scholarship is given to a sophomore, junior or senior journalism student from the University of Texas at Austin.

Amount: $6,000

Overview: George Foreman is a boxing champion, Olympic gold medal winner and celebrated pitchman. As a young man, he was inspired by President Lyndon Johnson and by RTDNF founder Barney Oldfield.

Where to apply: Apply here by January 15, 2019.

RTDNF Mike Reynolds Scholarship

Open to: Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism are eligible to apply. Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded.

Amount: $1,000

Overview: Trustees of the RTDNF Mike Reynolds Scholarship fund to honor his memory require applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Where to apply: Apply here by January 15, 2019.

Sacramento Press Club Journalism Scholarships

Open to: 1. Applicants must be college students who will be juniors, seniors, or graduate students for at least one term in the upcoming academic year
-Applicants must have a connection to the 9-county Sacramento region (Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada and Butte counties) by being one of the following:
-Students from the Sacramento region (counties specified above)
-Students enrolled in a Sacramento region college or university (SF Bay Area colleges/universities are not included in the Sacramento region)
-Students who can show a demonstrated interest in covering news of the Sacramento region. This can include clips documenting your coverage of state political news or any issue that you believe ties into the region. Please explain in your cover letter

Applicants are judged on journalistic achievement, career promise, academic record, and financial need.

Amount: $8,000

Overview: The Sacramento Press Club will be awarding seven scholarships this year. Our scholarship program began in 1974 with a single $1,000 scholarship in honor of Earl “Squire” Behrens. In the past 40 years, we have given away more than $300,000 – a significant amount of assistance that has helped many young students on their way to successful journalism careers.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 31, 2019.

Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship

Open to: The scholarship will be awarded each year to a Houston area high school senior interested in a career in media.

Amount: 

Overview: The Sandy Schenker Capell scholarship was created to honor Sandy and her commitment to mentoring and developing young talent. The ideal candidate will represent the qualities that Sandy exuded in her daily life.

Where to apply: Apply here by April 15, 2019.

SCPA Foundation Scholarships

Open to: Scholarships are open to student journalists who attend a four-year college in South Carolina or who reside in South Carolina and attend a four-year college elsewhere. Rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.

Amount: $3,000

Overview: The South Carolina Press Association Foundation awards up to three scholarships each year to S.C. college students interested in pursuing newspaper careers. encourages talented young people to enter the newspaper business and provides training and growth opportunities for working professionals.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 11, 2019.

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

Open to: A minimum 2.5 GPA is required as well.

Amount: $2,000 – $5,000

Overview: The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in accounting, engineering, race car driver/crew, administration information technology, sales/marketing, advertising, business, manufacturing, technician, design/graphics, photography/journalism, and transportation.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 01, 2019

Society of Professional Journalists/Los Angeles

Open to: The Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles will award scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Students from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties who have completed at least their freshman year of college, as well as graduate students from those same counties, are eligible to apply for all scholarships.

High School seniors from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties are eligible to apply for the Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship.

Amount: $1,000

Overview: The financial awards range up to $1,000 for each of the following scholarships:

-Ken Inouye Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a college journalist of color and is aimed at increasing ethnic diversity in newsrooms. Ken Inouye was a 22-year-old cameraman for the International News Service, covering the Korean War, when he was killed aboard an Army aircraft. ($500-$1,000)

-Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing broadcast journalism. This award honors the late Helen Johnson, a producer of “Channel 4 News Conference” and an associate producer of “Meet the Press.” ($500-$1,000)

-Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing investigative or political reporting. Carl Greenberg was a political reporter at the Los Angeles Times, famed for being singled out by Richard Nixon as the only reporter who covered him “fairly.” ($1,000)

-Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors or college students who demonstrate a strong intent to pursue a career in journalism. The award honors the late Bill Farr, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times who sat in county jail for 46 days for refusing to tell a judge which lawyers had violated a gag order during the Charles Manson murder trial. ($500-$1,000)

Where to apply: Apply here by July 08, 2018

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship

Open to: The grant is awarded to assist a United Methodist student who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism.

Amount: $6,000

Overview: The Stoody-West Fellowship in religious journalism is offered in recognition of the work and lives of Dr. Ralph Stoody and Dr. Arthur West, who were leaders in public relations and information services in The United Methodist Church.

Applicants are judged on:
-Christian commitment and involvement in the United Methodist Church
-Academic achievement
-Experience in journalism, or evidence of journalistic talent
-Clarity of purpose, plans, and goals for the future
-Potential professional ability as a religious journalist

Where to apply: Apply here by March 15, 2019.

Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Award

Open to: The Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Awards are presented to high school seniors studying within the Telegraph Herald’s circulation area (roughly a 50-mile radius of Dubuque, Iowa).

Amount: $1,500

Overview: Applicants must be active in the editorial aspect (news, web, sports, features, photo and art/graphics) of newspapers and submit portfolios demonstrating experience, talent, and leadership in newspaper journalism.

Where to apply: Apply here by April 03, 2019.

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

Open to: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. The scholarship is granted to four applicants annually who are matriculating full-time in their sophomore, junior, senior or first year of graduate school. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required and applicants are required to be enrolled in one of the following majors in order to be eligible: Communication Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Studies, or Journalism.

Amount: $1,000

Overview: Due to the under-representation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, encourage their valued participation in the profession, and benefit the profession as a whole.

In addition, applicants must meet each of the following criteria to maintain eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States
-Full-time enrollment required at a four-year accredited university
-Must be a Public Relations, Communication, Media Studies, Marketing or Journalism major with a desire to work in the entertainment or sports industry
-Must be able to demonstrate financial need and provide proper documentation upon request
-Must be a female residing in the United States

Where to apply: Apply here, the deadline varies.

The Harold K. Douthit Regional Scholarship

Open to: The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a student from northern Ohio who is currently enrolled and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.

-Applicant must have graduated from a high school in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Huron, Erie, Wood, Geauga, Sandusky, Ottawa or Lucas county
-Applicant must be enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior at an Ohio college or university for the upcoming school year
-A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required. The student’s college transcript must accompany the application
-Application form must be typed or printed legibly by the applicant. (The application form on the reverse side may be photocopied)
-Students must demonstrate the ability to write clearly in an autobiography of 750 to 1,000 words describing academic and career interests, awards, extracurricular activities and any journalism-related activities. The essay should include reasons for financial assistance
-Applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from college or university faculty members familiar with the student’s work and career interests, with special emphasis on the student’s financial need
-Students are encouraged to provide writing samples, articles, or other relevant work samples that have been published in print or digital formats (limit to two, please)

Amount: $1,500

Overview: The scholarship is named for Harold K. Douthit, founder of Douthit Communications, Inc., Sandusky, and a former president of The Ohio Newspaper Association.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 31, 2019.

The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists

Open to: Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age.

Amount: $2,500

Overview: The focus of work and entries is photojournalism. Various scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story.” This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography. Please enter only two (2) videos. Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes and no more than 18 MB file size. Videos may be in these formats: .mpg, .avi, .mov, .wmv, .mpeg, .mp4, .divx.

Where to apply: Apply here by November 15, 2018.

The Knudson Churchill Scholarship

Open to: Applicants who demonstrate an interest and potential to succeed in the field of print journalism or automotive technology are eligible to apply.

Amount: $1,500

Overview: The Knudson Churchill Scholarship is designed to promote and support education in the fields of print journalism or automotive technology. Endowed by the New England MG T Register, the program will present the best applicant with a monetary award to an, accredited, post-secondary school of winner’s choice in order to study in one of these two areas.

Where to apply: Apply here by March 18, 2019.

The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship

Open to: The Travis Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in one of the following professions: landscape design/golf course architecture, golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent, professional golf management, club professional or sports journalism with a special interest in golf. In addition, as part of our effort to promote amateur golf, outstanding amateur college/university golfers are eligible for our scholarship awards based on their competitive record as an amateur golf and criteria listed below. Amateur golfer applicants are not restricted to any particular college program or career goal.

Applicants for The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled/matriculated as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited two- or four-year college/university in a program of study that will prepare the student for a career in one of the above-mentioned professions.

Amount: $1,000

Overview: The following criteria will be used in the evaluation and judging of all applicants:
-Academic record
-Involvement in golf-related interests and activities
-Career goals (Not applicable for students engaged in amateur golf)
-Extracurricular activities, including volunteer work with student/community organizations, participation in sports and community affairs, jobs held, special interests and hobbies

Awards are renewable subject to re-application, including a letter of recommendation from at least one of the student’s professors, and evidence of maintaining a 3.0 GPA, or higher. Past-winners will be reviewed by the Scholarship Screening Panel using the same criteria applied to all other applicants.

Where to apply: Apply here by June 01, 2018.

The Washington Post Fellowship

Open to: The Washington Post is looking for graduate fellows with:
-2-5 years of newspaper experience, doing high-caliber work
-Experience in reporting; background in any of these topic areas is a plus: religion, transportation, education, law enforcement or government
-A career devoted to journalism with a focus on deep reporting and elegant writing
-Superb work ethic, willing to take direction, ability to multi-task
-Ability to blog, create other engaging digital content a plus
-US citizenship or permanent resident status required

Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student in the corresponding master’s program.

Amount: 

Overview: The Washington Post is one of the world’s premier news organizations, in print and online. The newspaper maintains an array of bureaus around the world, reports on all aspects of national politics and the federal government, and covers greater Washington, an increasingly diverse region that includes the nation’s capital and its suburbs in Maryland and Virginia, including both state capital bureaus. With a population of about 5 million, the region boasts the highest per capita income in America and features rich ethnic and racial diversity. With 60 reporters, The Post’s Local staff is the region’s dominant news gathering organization, in print and online. Post reporters cover government, politics, crime, social issues, transportation, development and education; they write feature and trend stories; they investigate major local institutions, and they blog, shoot video, chat online and work intensively with databases.

Where to apply: Apply here by April 30, 2019.

Valley Press Club Scholarship

Open to: Each year, the Valley Press Club gives away five $1,000 scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. To be eligible, students must be high school seniors residing in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut.

Amount: $1,000

Overview: Career goals, writing ability, scholastic aptitude, overall achievement and financial need will be considered. The five awards include the Valley Press Club Scholarship for students interested in print or broadcast journalism; the Republican Scholarship for students interested in print journalism; the Channel 22 Scholarship for students interested in broadcast journalism; the Edward J. Malley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for students interested in photojournalism; and the Al Jaffe Scholarship for students interested in broadcast journalism or sports journalism.

Where to apply: Apply here by April 01, 2019

William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship

Open to: Eligibility:
-Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in an accredited journalism program by submitting a transcript or copy of acceptance letter from the school you are or will attend
-Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the economic and social problems of compulsory unionism by submitting an essay of approximately 500 words

Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible.

Amount: $2,000

Overview: The William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship honors the esteemed Texas journalist who coined the phrase “Right to Work” and contributed greatly to the movement’s advancement. A $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the student who exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the late Mr. Ruggles.

Where to apply: Apply here by December 31, 2018.