Sunday, March 28, 2010

Broadcast journalism scholarship for Maryland students

College students and graduating high school seniors in Maryland can apply for scholarships up to $3,000 to study broadcast journalism.

The deadline to apply for the WJZ-TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship is April 1. Click here for more info and an application.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Journalism scholarship for W. Texas students

A $2,000 scholarship is available for both a high school senior and a college student who are interested in journalism careers and live in areas served by West Texas Press Association member newspapers.

For more info and to download an application, click here. Deadline for the Bob Craig Memorial Scholarships is June 19.

Location: Texas

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Cincinnati area students

Two newspapers in suburban Cincinnati are offering $2,500 journalism scholarships for college students from their coverage areas.

The Hamilton Journal News and the Middletown Journal have each established $2,500 scholarships "to assist students in the completion of their education in career areas that serve newspapers. These areas include journalism, advertising, marketing, art, accounting and computer services."

Applicants must be at least a college sophomore, demonstrate interest in pursuing a newspaper career, reside (or have parents who reside) in the communities served by the Hamilton Journal News and the Middletown Journal and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for at least the previous academic year.

The filing deadline is May 8. Applications can be obtained from the Hamilton Journal News or the Middletown Journal offices or online at or

Send application and supportive materials, including college transcripts, one letter of recommendation and an essay to: James M. Cox, Jr. Foundation Scholarship, c/o Edwina Blackwell Clark, Southwest Group/Cox Ohio Publishing, 7320 Yankee Road, Liberty Twp., OH 45044.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sports journalism scholarships

College students interested in a career in sports journalism can apply for a $1,500 scholarship.

The Associated Press Sports Editors, a national organization of sports editors, is sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships. College students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship, which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States.

Apply by June 1, and include the following information in your application: Name, address, age, phone number. A copy of the your college grades. A brief rundown of your financial situation, with regards to how you plan to pay for tuition and copies of any pertinent records including the copies of the FAFSA form EFC and family’s income tax return. Letters of recommendation: one or more from teachers/employers. Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited).

Mail information to: APSE Scholarship, c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor, Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02205-2845. For more information contact Joe Sullivan at the Boston Globe (617) 929-2845 or e-mail jtsullivan[at]

Location: United States

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Journalism scholarship for S. Florida students

The Miami Heat is awarding a $2,500 to a South Florida high school senior who plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

Apply by April 4 for the Dr. Jack Ramsay Scholarship. Download an application online.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Binghamton area students

Graduating high school seniors from the Greater Binghamton area who planning to become journalists can apply for a $500 scholarship.

The David Rossie Journalism Scholarship is offered by the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Deadline is April 15. For more info or an application, contact Jan Lesko at (607) 798-1112.

Location: Binghamton, New York

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Journalism scholarship for NW Missouri residents

A $500 scholarship is available for current and prospective journalism students from Northwest Missouri.

Both graduating high school seniors and current college students are eligible for the scholarship, which is being offered by the Northwest Missouri Press Association.

For more info or to get an application, contact Atchison County Mail Publisher W.C. Farmer at (660) 744-6245.

Location: Rock Port, Missouri

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Michigan students

Michigan high school seniors with "a demonstrated ability" in journalism, visual arts or other fields, can apply for college scholarships from the Detroit News.

But hurry, the deadline to apply is tomorrow, March 13. Download an application online.

Location: Detroit, Michigan

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Cincinnati area students

Cincinnati Area journalism students can apply for a scholarship. (Amount is not specified.)

The 2009 Annual Hall of Fame Collegiate Scholarships, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists' Greater Cincinnati Chapter, are offered to "Cincinnati metropolitan area full-time college and university upper-class undergraduate students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and pursuing a career in journalism."

Deadline is April 3. Download an application online.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

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$5K journalism scholarship for Jersey students

Seniors attending northern Jersey high schools can apply for a scholarship worth up to $5,000 to study journalism in college. But you'll need to really hustle because the deadline is today, March 11 (just found out about this).

Only students from high schools in Plainfield, North Plainfield, South Plainfield, Warren Watchung, Edison, Scotch Plains and Fanwood are eligible. The location of the applicant's high school, not the applicant's residence, is the qualifying factor.

For more info about the Adele deLeeuw Scholarships, contact scholarship administrator Sally Young at (732) 381- 6269.

Location: New Jersey

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Indiana H.S. students

High school seniors in Indiana can apply for a $1,000 scholarship to study journalism in college.

To be eligible, applicants must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A., must be graduating in 2009 and must intend to pursue a career in journalism. The scholarship is funded by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation.

Apply by April 1. Download an application online.

Location: Indiana

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Florida residents

Florida residents can apply for a $1,200 scholarship to study journalism.

The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections will award three scholarships. "Applicants must be registered voters who have lived in Florida at least two years and must be majoring in political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communication at an accredited senior college or university," the announcement states.

Deadline to apply is March 20. Download an application online.

Location: Florida

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Journalism scholarship for New Zealanders

A full scholarship to study journalism at AUT University in Auckland is available for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

Indian Newslink, a community newspaper, will pay the tuition fee, student services fee and Student Association fee for one student admitted every year into one of the university’s one-year postgraduate programs, including the postgraduate diploma in Communication Studies (journalism) and the Bachelor of Communication Studies (Hons).

The first scholarship will be awarded this year, for a student to study in the 2010 academic year. Contact the university for more information.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Washington state students

Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to "undergraduate students majoring in journalism or communications at two-year or four-year colleges in the state of Washington. Awards are for the 2009-2010 school year."

The scholarships are funded by the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

To apply, send the following in a single packet so that it is postmarked by March 28, 2009:
  1. A letter of application, including a succinct answer to the question: “Why have you have chosen a journalism career and what do you hope to accomplish after college?” (500 words maximum, please type.)
  2. A copy of your resume, including current address, e-mail, phone number, what year of college you are in, your major, what year you plan to graduate and your hometown.
  3. A letter of recommendation (i.e., from a college professor or a work supervisor). Enclose in a separate envelope in your packet. Please have the person writing the letter of recommendation include her or his phone and e-mail contacts.
  4. An official transcript of all your college credits.
  5. No more than three work samples (clips, audio or video).
Mail materials to: Sharon Salyer, The Herald, Box 930, Everett, WA 98203, ATTN: SPJ Scholarships.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Ohio students

Six $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to college journalism, public relations and communications students from Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark and Wayne counties in Ohio.

"The applicant must be active in any facet of journalism and/or public relations," the announcement states. "Applicants must be in good academic standing at a college or university. The applicant should be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior. Financial need will be considered."

Scholarships are offered by the Akron Beacon Journal. Deadline to apply is March 2. Download an application online.

Location: Akron, Ohio

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Tenn. residents

Scholarships are available for Middle Tennessee students who are interested in studying journalism and for journalists seeking professional development.

Applicants must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students who have graduated from high school in Middle Tennessee and are interested in journalism or broadcast news as a career, or mid-career working journalists who seek training to develop professionally or further their careers.

Deadline for the "Drue Smith/Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship" is March 15. Download an application online.

Location: Tennessee

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Arkansas students

Arkansas Press Women awards a $1,000 scholarship each spring to an undergraduate student — male or female — studying at an Arkansas college or university who is planning a career in mass communications or journalism.

The deadline to apply is March 1. Applications are available online.

Location: Arkansas

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Carroll County resident

Carroll County Times offers a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who plans to enter the field of journalism. Applicants must be a Carroll County, Md. resident and must have applied to and/or been accepted as a full-time student to a journalism school or journalism program. Completed applications must be received by March 31 to be considered.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

$1,500 prizes for college and high school journalists

The Newspaper Guild awards a $500 prize for a high school student and a $1,500 prize for a college student in recognition of "reporting that promotes issues of importance to working people and that contributes to the pursuit of justice and fairness." The deadline for the David S. Barr Awards is the last Friday of January.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Postgraduate journalism scholarships in the UK

The Scott Trust, owner of Guardian Media Group, offers scholarships to 10 students each year to do postgraduate study in either: newspaper/online journalism; broadcast journalism; or technology.

The scholarship pays for tuition fees and provides a living allowance of £5,000. The course involves several weeks’ work experience within Guardian Media Group.

According to the website, selection criteria is: "A graduate and a permanent resident in the United Kingdom, ideally you will have had some basic paid or unpaid work experience in journalism, or similar experience, and need the financial support to progress in your career. You will also have built up a portfolio of your work or evidence of your journalism/writing/blogging, and you will be able to show commitment to a career in media."

The application is usually due around February.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Journalism scholarship for Texas college students

The Bess Whitehead Scott Journalism Scholarship grants $1,500 annually to a junior or senior college student pursuing a degree in journalism or a related field. Applicants must be currently enrolled at one of the following universities: Baylor University; Sam Houston State University; Texas A & M University; Texas State University; University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; or University of North Texas. The deadline to apply is February 1.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Business journalism scholarships

The Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business Journalism provides a lengthy list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students, young journalists and veteran reporters interested in business journalism.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Journalism scholarship for international students

The Foreign Press Association is offering three scholarships to foreign graduate students of journalism in the United States: one for $10,000, one for $7,500 and one for $5,000. The awards are meant to encourage the pursuit of a career in journalism focusing on international affairs. The deadline is late December 2008.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

$50,000 journalism scholarship for high school seniors

The Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Awards "recognize outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an interest in journalism and an abundance of free spirit." One female and one male high school senior are selected from each state and the District of Columbia to receive a $1,000 scholarship and the opportunity to attend a journalism conference in D.C. Of these students, two will be selected to receive $50,000 college scholarships. The deadline is October 15.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Aviation journalism scholarship

The National Business Aviation Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student who is either enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university and plans a career in journalism, preferably with an aviation focus.

The application deadline is August 15.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Visual journalism scholarships

The Society for News Design is offering a $2,000 scholarship to sophomores, juniors and seniors at any accredited four-year school worldwide who are interested in a career in visual journalism. Deadline: June 13.

Additionally, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior at Syracuse University. For more info about that, click here and scroll down.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sports journalism scholarships

Eight $3,000 scholarships are available from the NCAA and Freedom Forum for college juniors who have career goals in sports journalism and major in journalism or have experience in campus sports journalism. The deadline is in December.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Journalism scholarship for Virgina H.S. senior

The Intermarkets-Lucido Journalism Scholarship provides $5,000 to "an outstanding Virginia graduating high school senior who will be majoring in journalism and who promotes and understands the importance of non-biased journalism in the United States media."

The application is due April 30th.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Scholarships to D.C. summer journalism program

The Institute of Political Journalism is still accepting applications for its eight-week program in D.C. -- and has scholarships available, as well.

Basically, IPJ hooks you up with a first rate full-time journalism internship (e.g. USA Today, CNN, White House press secretary's office, etc.). You also take two night classes (worth six credits) at Georgetown University. And housing is provided.

For more info, visit:

The program costs a few thousands dollars, but, as I said, scholarships are available.

I did this same program when I was in college, and it was a lot of fun. More importantly, it really helped my career.

-Mark Grabowski

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Scholarship to study journalism in Prague

A $2,000 scholarship is available for college students who plan to enroll in at least two journalism courses at NYU in Prague. Here's the kicker: All students except NYU students are eligible.

Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Journalism scholarship for Southerners

Two journalism scholarships available:
  1. Hearin-Chandler Journalism Scholarship: $5,000 scholarship for "full-time journalism study, leading to a degree, at a regionally accredited institution."
  2. John M. Will Journalism Scholarship: $3,000 scholarship for "full-time journalism study, leading to a degree, at a regionally accredited institution."
Applicants may be a high school senior, college student, or practicing journalist. Must be a resident of Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Conecuh, Washington, and Monroe counties in Alabama; Santa Rosa and Escambia counties in Florida; George and Jackson counties in Mississippi.

Application are due in early March.

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