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Beldon Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - Description: Scholarship is open to students seeking a degree in business, communications, marketing, or a related field. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to business.

Michael Jackson Scholarship - Amount: Up to $5,000 - Description: Scholarship is open to students studying communication arts or social science who are attending a UNCF college/university during the 2018-2019 academic year with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Business Student Scholarship - Amount: $500 - Description: Scholarship is open to students currently working towards a degree in a field of business such as Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Public Relations, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Marion Motley Scholarship - Amount: $2,500 per year – renewable for four years - Scholarship is open to high school seniors from Northwest Ohio who plan to major in areas that could lead to careers working in education or for a professional sports organization, such as but not limited to: accounting, business, communications, event management, exercise science, finance, graphic design, human resources, information technology, journalism, kinesiology, marketing/advertising, public relations, or sports management.

BEA Scholarship - Amount: Up to $5,000 - Open to current college juniors, seniors, and graduate students attending a BEA Member institution. Applicant must be studying radio, television, or other electronic media.

NCJW/LA Scholarship Program - Amount: Up to $2,000 - Description: Scholarships are open to students who live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. Applicant must be trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. There are scholarships open to all majors and specific scholarships for nursing majors, mothers, non-traditional students, education majors, and film/television/cinema/theater majors.

Dwayne Graves Online Entrepreneur Spirit Scholarship - Amount: $500 - Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students interested in entrepreneurship. Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications, or IT are recommended, but not required. Applicant must submit a video on why they deserve to win the scholarship.

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Journalism Scholarships

American Copy Editors Society, Education Fund of the American Copy Editors Society

Benefits: Five scholarships totaling $6,500, Details: Top award is $2,500, with four other awards valued at $1,000 each

Asian American Journalists Association

Benefits: Eight scholarships available, ranging from $500 to $5,000

Sports Journalism Institute: Eight-week paid sports journalism internship and a $500 scholarship
Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students in journalism.
Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 is available to support students and recent grads to have secured a print or online news internship for the summer.
CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 to graduating high school seniors and college students who have a passion for journalism.
Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students or graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career.
Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists; must write an essay about the legacy of Vincent Chin.


Association for Women in Sports Media

Benefits: $1,000 and a paid internship, Details: Winners are chosen in each of the following categories: print/online, magazine, broadcast reporting, broadcast production, and public relations,

National Association of Black Journalists, NABJ Scholarships

Benefits: $1,500 – $2,500 (7 scholarships available)

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship: $2,500
Carole Simpson Scholarship: $2,500
DeWayne Wickham Founder’s High School Scholarship: $2,500
Larry Whiteside Scholarship: $2,500
Les Payne Founder’s Scholarship: $2,500
NABJ Scholarship: $2,500
Visual Task Force Scholarship: $1,500


National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Benefits: $1,000 – $2,000 (3 scholarships available)

NAHJ General Scholarships Ruben Salazar Fund: Awarded to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast, or online journalism
NAHJ Ford Motor Company Fund Scholarships: Up to $2,000 awarded to students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online, and visual journalism; college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students are eligible, provided they have a 2.5 GPA.
NAHJ PepsiCo Scholarships: Up to $2,000 awarded to students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online, and visual journalism; college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students are eligible, provided they have a 2.5 GPA
NAHJ Sports Journalism Scholarship: A $2,000 scholarship for students pursuing a career in sports journalism; college undergraduates and graduates with a GPA of 2.5 are eligible


Overseas Press Club Foundation

Benefits: $2,000 – $3,000

David R. Schweisberg Memorial Scholarship
Harper’s Magazine Scholarship
Irene Corbally Kuhn Scholarship
Emanuel R. Freedman Scholarship
Theo Wilson Scholarship
Roy Rowan Scholarship
Standard & Poor’s Award for Economic and Business Reporting
Nathan S. Beinstock Memorial Scholarship


National Institute for Labor Relations Research, William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship

Benefits: $2,000

National Press Club

Benefits: $2,000 – $5,000 (two scholarships available)

Scholarship for Journalism Diversity: One $2,000 scholarship that can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year
Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship: Award of $5,000 for high school senior who wants to pursue a career in journalism


Radio Television Digital News Association, Ed Bradley Scholarship

Association of LGBT Journalists

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship
Kay Longscope Scholarship


Marketing Scholarships

Marketing Edge

Mike Buoncristiano Memorial Fund
Collegiate ECHO Marketing Scholarships
Robert DeLay Scholarship Fund
Mark Duda Scholarship Fund
Lee Epstein Fund
Dave Florence Fund
Don Kuhn Memorial Fund
Richard Montesi Scholarship Fund
Lorraine Zitone Memorial Fund


American Marketing Association Foundation, Valuing Diversity PhD Scholarships

American Marketing Association, AMA EBSCO Marketing Scholar Award

Benefits: $2,000 – $5,000

Society of Marketing Professional Services, Ron Garikes Student Scholarship

Benefits: $2,500

Writing Scholarships

Association of Writers and Writing Programs, WC&C Scholarship Competition

Benefits: $500 (3 scholarships available)

National Writers Association Foundation Educational Scholarships

Benefits: $1,000

Public Relations Scholarships

Public Relations Student Society of America

Robin M. Urbanski Memorial Scholarship: Must be junior or senior in a four-year accredited college; must show a commitment to public relations
Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award: Must be a public relations junior; must be of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander ancestry
Neumeier Family Leadership Award: Open to all undergraduate and graduate PRSSA members
Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence: Must be a graduate student studying public relations, journalism, or a related field, with a minimum 3.0 GPA
Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship: Must be a public relations senior
Lawrence G. Foster Award: Open to all PRSSA members
John D. Graham Scholarship: Open to all public relations seniors; winners selected on academic achievement, leadership, practical experience, and overall commitment to public relations
Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship: Must be a junior or senior majoring in public relations, journalism, or communications
Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarship: Must be a public relations junior or senior
PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship: Must be of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander ancestry and possess a GPA of 3.0
Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award: Must be a minority student heading into the senior year; must be able to demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to public relations
Gary Yoshimura Scholarship: Reserved for students in need of financial assistance
LAGRANT Foundation: Reserved for undergraduate students of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander ancestry

AXIA Public Relations, AXIA Public Relations Scholarship

Benefits: $2,000



Broadcasting Scholarships

Broadcast Education Association, National Scholarships in Broadcast & Electronic Media

Benefits: $1,500 – $5,000

Walter S. Patterson Award: $1,750
BEA Founders Award: $1,500
Abe Voron Award: $5,000 (two scholarships available)
Vincent T. Wasilewski Award: $4,000; graduate students only
John Bayliss Scholarship Award: $2,000
Richard Eaton Foundation Award: $2,000


National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation Scholars Program

Benefits: $5,000 a year for a student’s junior and senior years

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Benefits: up to $40,000

Details: Three scholarships are available at the national level: $40,000 Trustees Scholarship and two $10,000 scholarships honoring legendary broadcasters Mike Wallace and Jim McKay. Chapter scholarships are also available.


Communication Scholarships Through Top Colleges and Universities

The following list is a sampling of the private scholarships available to students of schools of communication within universities/colleges:

University of Iowa, School of Journalism and Mass Communication:

Philip D. Adler Journalist Scholarship
Leon Barnes Community Journalism Scholarship
Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship
Lester Benz Memorial Scholarship


University of South Florida, School of Mass Communications 

Garner Rose O’Brien Halderman Endowed Scholarship
Tom McEwen Endowed Scholarships
Adele Tyre Memorial Scholarship
Tampa Bay Times Endowed Scholarship
Robert L. Hudson Endowed Scholarship
Jack Harris Endowed Scholarship in Broadcasting


Kent State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 


Robert Murdock Award
Ronald Dean Clark Scholarship in Editorial Writing
Walton D. Clarke Endowed Scholarship
Cleveland Press Club Scholarship
Edward Cliney Award


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Journalism and Mass Communications 

Michael K. and Christie Cater Nelson Dream Big Fund
Deb Fiddelke Scholarship Fund
Kris Malkoski Scholarship Fund
Steve Davis Jump Start Fund


University of South Carolina, College of Information and Communications:

Freshman scholarships
Children of alumni freshman scholarships
McClatchy Minority Scholarship and Fellowship
Continuing students scholarships


University of Minnesota, Journalism & Mass Communication

Brian E. Anderson Scholarship
James Barden Scholarship
Thomas Barnhart Scholarship
Elliot M. Baron Scholarship
Thomas Bartikoski Memorial Scholarship

University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Journalism and Mass Communication 

Matt Werner Scholarship
Aaron J. Mace Scholarship Fund
Alberita Richards Semrad Scholarship Fund
Ann Hengstenberg Memorial Prize Fund
Berbee/Walsh Journalism Scholarship


University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication

Marcus Ashley Stern Memorial Scholarship
George A. Kirksey Memorial Scholarships
Jack Gallagher Memorial Scholarships
Morris Frank Memorial Scholarship


Northwest Oklahoma State University, Department of Communication:

Wayne Layne Scholarship
Todd Wesley Dayton Scholarship
Noel & Ruth Taylor and E.M. Barker Scholarship
Dean Linder Broadcast Scholarship


Ohio State University, School of Communication


Annette and Gary T. Fazio Foundation Scholarship
Charles W. Durfey Memorial Scholarship
Donald L. Kidwell Memorial Scholarship
George E. Hammond Scholarship Fund in Communication
James E. Pollard Memorial Scholarship


Purdue University, Brian Lamb School of Communication 

Bruce Kendall Award for Excellence in Communication
Communication Service Award
Distinguished New Communication Major Scholarship


Fresno State University, Mass Communication and Journalism 


Darrell Copeland III Mass Communication and Journalism Scholarship
Roberta Asahina Scholarship
ABC30 Journalism Scholarship
Nathan Hathaway Collegian Scholarship
Lotus Communications Scholarship

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