Scholarships in Communication Studies

New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a student from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Selection is based upon academic excellence and need and involvement in the field of communications.

New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarships

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 25

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who intends to pursue or further a career in communications.

Lyle Mamer Fellowship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be pursuing graduate work toward an advanced degree in any phase of the utility industry. Selection is based upon academic aptitude, vocational promise, character, financial need, and willingness to continue a career in a field related to electrical energy. These fields include communications, education, electrical engineering, electric utilities, extension work, housing and home furnishings, journalism, manufacturers of electrical household equipment, marketing, radio, research, and television.

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April

Preference given to TV communications majors.

South Carolina Press Association Foundation Internship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must be attending a school in South Carolina and be interested in a career in print journalism. Preference given to journalism, advertising, or communications majors.

William E. Jackson Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: September 30

Applicant must submit two copies each of a thesis or technical paper, a one-to two-page summary of the paper, a biographical sketch, and a recommendation from the applicant's instructor, professor, or department head. Selection is based upon thesis, project report, or technical journal paper.

Julia Kiene Fellowship in Electrical Energy

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be pursuing graduate work toward an advanced degree in the electrical industry. Selection is based upon academic aptitude, vocational promise, character, financial need, and willingness to continue a career in a field related to the utility industry and related fields.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be U.S. citizen or national who is an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican. Applicant must have completed no more than 30 semester/45 quarter hours of graduate work in fields eligible for support.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $35,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must have completed a Ph.D. or Sc.D. within seven years, be a U.S. citizen or national, and be an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican-American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican.

Graduate Research Program for Women/Cooperative Research Fellowship/Ph.D. Fellowship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is black, Hispanic, Native American, female Asian/Pacific Islander or female Caucasian. Selection is based upon scholastic aptitude, academic performance, class rank, leadership, motivation, and ability. Ph.D. program is by invitation only.

Albert M. Becker Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be the child of a member of the New York American Legion or Auxiliary, a member of American Legion Auxiliary Juniors, or a graduate of Boys State or Girls State. Applicant must be entering or attending an accredited four-year college.

Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellowship

Award: $33,000, Deadline: April 28

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled full-time in an accredited program. Recipient will be placed in the Majority Press Office.

Judith L. Weidman Racial Ethnic Minority Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a United Methodist of racial ethnic minority heritage and must be a recent college or seminary graduate who has broad communications training, including an understanding of effective public relations. Applicant must consider pursuing communications for The United Methodist Church as a career. Fluency in English and ability to relocate for one year are required. Fellowship offers a mentoring experience intended to prepare the recipient for a communications career in an Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church in the United States.

WLNY-NY Broadcasting Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in broadcasting.

Communication Studies Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and a minimum 3.4 GPA in major, and must have completed 62 credits. Preference is given to juniors.

Robert Leffingwell Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (3.25 major QPA) and show an interest in communication-related work. Successful completion of specific communication courses and three letters of recommendations are required.

Communication Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.25 GPA. Selection is based upon submission of portfolio and essay.

Mario and Seeme Moreira Communication Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate an interest in communication, and have financial need.

Jacob Javits Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: August 31

Applicant must not have completed his or her first year of graduate school and the fifth year of a five-year baccalaureate/master's degree is applicable. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit a FAFSA application.

Hawaii State High School Communication Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must graduate from a Hawaii high school and plan to pursue a career in advertising, communication, corporate communication, journalism, speech, visual communications, or public relations.

Greek American Journalism Scholarship/Peter Agris Memorial

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be of Greek/American heritage and be a current full-time journalism or communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States. Active participation in school, community, church organizations, financial need, and a minimum 3.0 GPA are required. Scholarships are presented each spring at Alpha Omega Council's Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner, during which time a noted individual or organization from within the Greek/American community is recognized for contributions to Hellenic and Orthodox ideals.

Francis L. Waugh Memorial Scholarship

Award: $525, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a South Dakota resident with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 15 credit hours per semester. Preference will be give to an applicant who: plans on working for either the South Dakota Game and Fish Department or the Colorado Game, Fish & Parks Department; plans on working for the Game & Fish departments of any other state; is planning a career in Wildlife Management (state, federal, or private); or is planning a career in photography and/or journalism.

ISF Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 21

Applicant must be Muslim or an active member of the Muslim community who is enrolled at an accredited university as an undergraduate (sophomore, junior, or senior) or graduate student (including Ph.D.) in the United States who is majoring in one of the sponsor's supported majors as found on their website. Minimum 3.0 GPA and United States citizenship/permanent residence required.

HSF/Nissan Community College Transfer Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic heritage. Applicant must be currently enrolled at a community college with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have plans to transfer and enroll as a full-time student pursuing a degree in business, engineering, communications, or media arts at a four-year accredited institution. FAFSA is required. Program will begin as of fall 2009.

Publications Internship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must have strong computer skills, outstanding writing, communication, and interpersonal skills, efficient organizational skills and ability to multi-task, and exceptional customer service skills, creativity, and initiative. Cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and two letters of reference are required to be submitted. Internship is for 12 weeks in the spring.

AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a currently enrolled full-time college freshman, sophomore, or junior, or a high school senior in the United States. A 500-word essay on specific questions required.

Maxine and Inza McDowell Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Benson High School. FAFSA required.

Susan and James Huff Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate of St. Helens High School. FAFSA required. Preference to those majoring in communications, journalism, or a related field at a college or university in Oregon.

Dr. Larry Horney Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 16

Applicant must be a graduating senior from New Castle High School who will attend an accredited four-year college or university majoring in communications, education or journalism. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Jim Springer Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of the Coastal Bend who is a full-time college sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in public relations, marketing, advertising, or communications. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.