Journalism Scholarships

Journalists have a very important role in today’s society because they inform the public about news and events that happen locally and around the world.

There are no education requirements to become a journalist. However, a degree in journalism from a reputable school can open many doors and help you find a good job in the news industry.

There are many universities and colleges that offer educational programs in this field but tuition can be quite expensive.

If you are determined to build a career as a journalist, the scholarships included in this list can help you reach your educational and professional goals.

ABA Academic Merit Scholarship is supported by the American Bus Association which exists since 1926, and is considered one of the oldest, biggest and most regarded voice in the business.

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The scholarship was named after Bill Walsh who devoted his life news edition and writing.
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The Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship offers one $5,000 scholarship which can be used for either undergraduate or graduate tuition and will be administered by the respective Financial Aid office of the recipient.
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Betty Flood Morrow Women’s Press Club Scholarship is a $1000 award aimed at the citizens of the United States who are pursuing an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in a communications-related field. The scholarship honors the Club's late co-founder Betty Flood Morrow who was a lifelong and...
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The California Broadcasters Association (CBA) is composed of radio and television stations in California and it awards scholarships for radio and television each semester. The Association Board of Directors awards two $1,000 scholarships for radio and two $1000 scholarships for television each...
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The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) is proud to offer the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) Fellowship. This is a nonprofit digital news organization which is supporting investigative journalism on issues of public concern. Journalists write projects and stories for the CPI website, and t...
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The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awards Arts Scholarships to students totaling $24,000 and it is designed to support individuals pursuing undergraduate degrees in the arts, but the pplicants must be residents of Region 7W and may attend college or university anywhere.
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The Cap Lathrop Endowment Scholarship Fund has been awarding amazing awards since 1997. It was established in memory of Captain "Cap" Lathrop who was a pioneer in Alaska’s telecommunications and broadcast industry. The CIRI Foundation, which is the provider of this scholarship, was establis...
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The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Foundation Inc. is proud to offer the Bob Eddy Scholarship Program to Foster Journalism Careers.
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The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB), through Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) provide support each year to eleven eligible applicants.
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The main aim of the Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship is to support the next generation of communicators. The scholarship is named after Dan Klepper, who was a legendary outdoor writer for the San Antonio Express-News and who was one of the founders of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. ...
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The award is named in honor of the centennial of the birth of Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award is available thanks to the Illinois Humanities partnered with Our Miss Brooks 100 and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Their aim is to bring back...
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Hub Foundation awards scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students and it will award up to 15 scholarships to highly qualified applicants. The lucky winners will receive $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000. The main aim of the Hub Foundation Scholarship is to support research on the h...
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The main aim of the Helen Brett Scholarship is to financially support individuals who are enrolled in a four-year degree program with a focus on the study of exhibition and event management. The reason why this scholarship exists is to promote the exhibitions and events industry by attracting ...
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The Islamic Scholarship Fund has the aim to facilitate and support Muslims who are entering the world of higher education where they have to meet with expensive educational fees.
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The Rev. James B. Simpson scholarship is provided by the School of Communication (SOC) at American University. The winners are supposed to direct the Simpson website whose database currently has almost 3,000 quotations.
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The Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship is designed in honor of the late Trib Total Media managing editor. His mission was to support younger generations, so the foundation continued it. Each year, Trib Total Media picks one Western Pennsylvania student to receive up to $30,000 in scholarship f...
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Women Communicators of Austin is proud to award the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship. The foundation has been awarding scholarships since 1989 and has donated more than $75,000 to support 50+ students in Central Texas. People interested in applying would be glad to know what the process of app...
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The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic is awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations.
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The Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program has the aim to offer financial assistance to students with financial need who are enrolled in graduate programs in public affairs, public service or public administration and who need support so as to be able to continue their education. They are awar...
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The Lee Thornton Scholarship was named after Thornton, who was the first African-American woman to cover the White House for a major news network (CBS) and the first African-American host of All Things Considered on National Public Radio. She taught at the University of Maryland's Philip Merri...
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The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students is designed to financially support people who are undergraduate students of religion, journalism, or communications. The scholarship was named after Leonard M. Perryman who was a journalist for The United Me...
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The Los Angeles Chapter of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA-LA) is so proud to announce its amazing Scholarship Program. The HPRA-LA Scholarship Program is designed so as to support and help Hispanic students with outstanding academic achievement and community service. It has...
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The Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship has been awarded since 2001 so as to honor Lou's service to RTDNA and RTDNF.
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The Mike Reynolds Scholarship is aimed at a journalism student with good writing ability and excellent academic standing, who can prove a dedication to the news business and who has demonstrated a need for financial assistance. The scholarship is named after Reynolds was assignment editor and ...
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National Press Club Diversity Scholarship for Studies in Journalism has the aim to encourage further diversity in journalism and includes a $2000 award. It was created so as to honor the late Ellen Masin Persina who was a dedicated club member and this scholarship is funded by her friends and ...
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The New York Financial Writers' Association scholarship understands the financial need of the students and comes as a huge encouragement for them to pursue their dream as journalists. The NYFWA has been awarding scholarships annually since 1976 when it gave out its first scholarship of $500.
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The North Star Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship created by an anonymous donor.
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The Ohio News Media Foundation University Journalism Scholarship awards two scholarships of $2,000 each to students who are enrolled in an Ohio college or university and who are majoring in journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications. The main aim of this scholarship is to attract an...
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The Outdoors Writers of Kansas--Harper Memorial Scholarship is named after one of the best-known Kansans of his time, Steve Harper. He was famous for his photographs and words, being that he was a photojournalism instructor at Wichita State University, the Wichita Eagle's photography editor an...
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Papy Wellington Saygbay, Your Gifts Will Make Room For You offers a $1000 scholarship which will be 50% payable to the winner once proof of acceptance and registration is provided. The other 50% is paid after 1st-semester grades are passing and sent to L.I.T.E point of contact.
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The Public Diplomacy Council (PDC) has been offering an annual fellowship to an outstanding student in either the School of Communication or the School of International Service at American University (AU) in Washington, DC.
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The reason why people should think about applying for this journalism program is that they can gain valuable journalism experience as they will get to work with top urban journalists and their editors and at the same time be paid for that. Pulliam Fellows will earn $650/week for the 10-week pr...
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The RTDNA Presidents' Scholarship is designed in honor of former RTDNA Presidents Theodore Koop, Bruce Dennis, James McCulla, John Salisbury, Bruce Palmer, Dick Cheverton, Jim Byron, Ben Chatfield, and John Hogan.
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The scholarship is named in memory of J.B. Scott and Joe McKenna, who were the founders of RMOWP.
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The South Carolina Press Association Foundation awards up to three scholarships each year so as to support and encourage the students by relieving them of the financial obstacles. The SCPA Foundation Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to eligible students who apply for it, bu...
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The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has the aim to support the automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators who are pursuing degrees through their higher education. The fund is aware of the fact that education costs are quite high and that younger generations need financial assistance.
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The Greater Buffalo International Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is very proud of the fact that it has awarded more than $127,000 in scholarships to nearly 150 individuals since 1978 when the first award was provided.
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The $6,000 Stoody-West Fellowships in religious journalism is created in honor of the work and lives of Dr. Ralph Stoody and Dr. Arthur West. These two people were leaders in public relations and information services in The United Methodist Church.
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The Ohio Newspapers Foundation awards a scholarship to a student from northern Ohio who is currently enrolled and majoring in a field related to journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.
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The Travis Society scholarship program offers scholarships thanks to its donors. The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarships is being awarded since 2009 each year to the most deserving candidate. It is created to honor the contributions of Walter J. Travis in the game of golf. He was know...
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Two Ten Footwear Foundation is a nonprofit focused on the promotion of business and their aim is to support the younger generations to get into this field and achieve their higher education goals without having to struggle with financial difficulties. Two Ten Higher Education Scholarship is a ...
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The NATAS-Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation is proud to announce that it offers $2,500 student scholarship grants which can be used for tuition and books.
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Media Fellows Scholarship is a special scholarship as it is not fully a need-based one and is awarded twice annually in August and in November. These awards are designed to financially support students who are pursuing a degree in media-related majors.
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The Wilson W. Carnes Scholarship is named after Mr. Wilson Carnes, who is a retired editor of FFA New Horizons magazine. The scholarship is possible to be awarded thanks to his friends and co-workers whose aim is to encourage FFA members to pursue an agricultural magazine publishing career.
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