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.

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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
John D. Graham Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,000 - 3,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|College senior|
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment to Public Relations|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 3,346
  • 6 awards
  • April 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Print Media|Online Journalism|Broadcast Journalism|Visual Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|Business Communications|Broadcast Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2020
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 4 awards
  • Dec-7-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|
  • School (College): |Connecticut|Maine|Massachusetts|New Hampshire|Rhode Island|Vermont|Accredited Journalism Program|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
Sports Journalism Institute Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
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  • 500
  • 10 awards
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Sports Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 6,500
  • 20 awards
  • Nov-15-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Newspaper Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR)
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-31-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|High school graduate|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,800
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship The Radio Television Digital News Association
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Digital Journalism|
  • Career: |Television (Industry)|Radio (Industry)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.5
Lisa Bjork Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Communications|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Jupiter High School, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
SAGE Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,500 - 2,000
  • 10 awards
  • January 2020
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
The Jake McClain Driver KC5WXA Scholarship American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Electronics|Computer Science|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Louisiana|
  • Residence: Live in |Arkansas|Mississippi|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
Chuck Benedict Memorial Journalism Scholarship Community Foundation of the Verdugos
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Sports Journalism|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
F. Ward Just Scholarship Application F. Ward Just Scholarship Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2020
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
ONWA Annual Scholarship Ohio Newspapers Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Fine Arts|Communications|Mass Communications|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): |United Negro College Funde college or university|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,500
  • 3 awards
  • March 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
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