Scholarships in Journalism

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Editing Internship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be an U.S. citizen and work the full summer at the copy desk of a daily newspaper, online newspaper, or real-time financial news service (identified by DJNF). Recipient must attend a one to two week training seminar before beginning the internship.

Fund for American Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 15 (summer); July 31 (fall); November 15 (spring)

Applicant must plan to attend one of three seven-week summer institutes or 16-week semester institute.

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.

NAHJ General Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 30

Applicant must submit a sample of best work, resume, recommendations, essay, transcript, financial need statement, parents' W-2 forms, and application. Selection is based upon academic excellence, demonstrated interest in a journalism career, and financial need. For application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with request.

Overseas Press Club Foundation

Award: $3,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must aspire to be a foreign correspondent at some point in their career. Foundation also funds reporting fellowships at foreign bureaus of major news organizations and English-language foreign newspapers.

Journalism/Communications Fellows

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must be accepted for full-time enrollment and show evidence of ability in journalism and communications. Selection is based on standardized test scores and academic performance. Interview is required.

Edward J. Nell Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 1 (yearbook contest); February 5 (writing/photo contest)

Applicant must be the winner of either the Yearbook Excellence Contest or the Writing/Photo Contest.

New York Financial Writers Association Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be attending a school in the New York City metropolitan area and show interest in becoming a business journalist.

National High School Journalist of the Year Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15 (state competition); March 15 (national competition)

Applicant must be planning to study journalism in college, be planning a career in journalism, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have participated in high school journalism for at least two years.

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.

GPEF Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a Georgia resident and attend a state school in Georgia.

Dunbar Scholarship

Award: $44,000, Deadline: January 15

Nomination required. Applicants nominated for award rank at or near the top of their class, pursue the most rigorous course load available, and demonstrate sustained and outstanding leadership ability. Common Application, application, interview, and campus visit prior to January 15 are required. Faculty committee will select finalists.

Fisher Communications, Inc. Minority Scholarship

Award: $15,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be involved in broadcasting, broadcast technology, marketing, or journalism courses. Applicants must be of non-white origin and must be at least a sophomore (by fall term of scholarship year) enrolled in the following: a broadcast, broadcast technology, marketing, or journalism curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited four-year college or university. A broadcast curriculum at an accredited community college, transferable to such a four-year baccalaureate degree program. A broadcast curriculum at an accredited vocational-technical school. If you are a permanent resident of the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, or Montana tuition may be applied to an in-state or out-of-state school. If you are not a permanent resident of the above-mentioned states, tuition must be applied to a school in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, or Montana.

Rennie Taylor/Alton Blakeslee Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: July 1

Application, resume, transcript of undergraduate studies (if student), three samples of writing (on 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheets only), a short statement of career goals and why you want to study science writing, and a description of the journalism program and courses you plan to pursue are required to be submitted.

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.

Bobbi McCallum Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must attend a Washington State college or university. Selection is based upon newspaper writing samples and financial need. Two letters of recommendation required.

South Carolina Press Association Foundation Newspaper Scholarship

Award: $2,750, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must attend a South Carolina college and be interested in a career in newspapers. Selection is based upon grades, participation in journalistic activities in college, and recommendations of faculty members. Financial need may be considered.

Future Teacher Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: July 15

Applicant must write a 250-word essay explaining desire to teach journalism at high school level, two letters of recommendation, transcripts showing academic standing.

AGBU Fellowships for U.S. Based Study

Award: $7,500, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be of Armenian heritage, be a full-time graduate student seeking a master's or doctorate degree at a highly- or most-competitive U.S. institution, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA in undergraduate work.

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.

F. Ward Just Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15

Open only to Lake County, Illinois, high school graduates in upper half of their class intending to establish an undergraduate major in journalism or media communications. Financial need must also be demonstrated. Promise, character, work ethic and academic achievement also rank high with the scholarship selection committee.

NPPF Still Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have completed one year at a recognized four-year college or university having courses in photojournalism, and must be continuing in a program leading to a bachelor's degree. Applicant must have a minimum of one-half year of undergraduate schooling reamaining at time of award. Award is aimed at an applicant with journalism potential, but with little opportunity and great need.

NPPF Television News Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be enrolled at a recognized four-year college or university, have courses in TV news photojournalism in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, and submit a videotape with examples of work and a one-page biographical sketch including statement of professional goals. Tape should contain no more than three complete stories (total time for all stories: six minutes) with voice narration and natural sound. Applicant must also include a letter from his or her professor/advisor. Award is aimed at applicant with television news photojournalism potential, but with little opportunity and great need.

Bob East Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate in the first 3-1/2 years of college or plan to pursue postgraduate work and provide proof of acceptance to the program. Applicant must submit a portfolio of at least five single images and a picture story. Recipient chosen primarily on quality of portfolio.

McMahon Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 7

Selection is based upon GPA, standardized test scores, and personal interview.

SEMA Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or post-secondary vocational/technical program in the United States. Applicant must have completed half of their total curriculum requirements/classroom hours by the application deadline in a field leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Recipient must remain a full-time student for their first full semester, quarter, or term following receipt of the award.

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Ethnic Minority Students

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be an ethnic minority who intends to pursue a career in religious communication or journalism.

Stoody-West Fellowship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a Christian. Selection is based upon Christian commitment and involvement in the church, academic achievement, recommendations, journalist experience and talent, goals, and potential professional usefulness as a religious journalist.

Newhouse Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be enrolled full time and must submit transcript, resume, samples of best work, reference letters, essay, financial need statement, and parents' W-2 forms. Selection is based upon academic excellence, demonstrated interest in a journalism career, and financial need. Award is given for two years. Recipient receives funding to attend the NAHJ convention as well as an internship during the summer between junior and senior year.