Thursday, April 29, 2010

Journalism scholarship for Calif. students

Coachella Valley, Calif. residents who are enrolled in college and interested in journalism can apply for a $1,000 scholarship.
To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a 3.0 G.P.A. and studying journalism, English composition, creative writing and script/film writing. Students enrolled in an MFA program are also eligible.

The deadline to apply for the Palm Springs Writer's Guild's Barbara Seranella Scholarship is June 1. The application is available at

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Journalism scholarship for Washington & Oregon students

A $500 scholarship is available for students from Eastern Washington or Eastern Oregon majoring in journalism at any college or university.

The deadline to apply got the Society of Professional Journalist's William O. Douglas Chapter's Laurie J. Williams Scholarship is May 31.

"Applications must be accompanied by transcripts, a cover letter stating the applicant's journalistic goals, three recently published writing samples, two letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or editors and three detailed descriptions of stories the student would pursue if given the opportunity, including an outline, source contacts and ideas for supporting art or graphics," the notice states.

For more information or a copy of the application, e-mail

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Journalism scholarship for Florida students

Florida high school seniors and college students can apply for a $2,000 scholarship to study journalism.

The Barbara L. Frye Scholarship is granted on the basis of merit, dedication to a journalism career and demonstrated aptitude for print, broadcast or online journalism.inspiring talented young people to pursue careers in journalism.

The deadline to apply is June 15. Click here for 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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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Kansas students

Ten $500 scholarships are being offered to high school seniors and college freshman in Kansas who are majoring in journalism, communications or political science.

The scholarships are being sponsored by the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials' Association, the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office and Voters News Service.

Deadline to apply is April 3. Applications may be downloaded online.

Location: Kansas

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Bay Area students

$10,000 in scholarships is available for high school and college students who live in or attend school in the Bay Area. You don’t have to be a journalism or mass communications major, but you must demonstrate serious intent to pursue a journalism career through strong work samples.

"Students are generally selected based on their journalistic ability (as demonstrated by their published work), commitment to journalism, sensitivity to Asian Pacific American issues, financial need and scholastic achievement," according to the Asian American Journalists Association -- San Francisco Chapter, which funds the scholarships.

Apply by March 31. Download an application online. For more info, e-mail Katherine Tam at or Pia Sarkar at

Location: San Francisco, California

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

$10,000 scholarship for children's media

Three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to "support and encourage aspiring undergraduate and graduate students to pursue careers in children’s media."

The Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarships (yes, they honor the longtime host of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood) are sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and open to undergraduate and graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) of accredited colleges or universities. In addition to the monetary award, successful applicants are mentored by children’s programming professionals during the academic year.

"Applicants must demonstrate a commitment—through coursework or experience—to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education, child development / child psychology, film / television production, music, animation," the website states. "Applicant must have the ultimate goal of working in children’s media."

Deadline to apply is February 27. Download an application online.

Location: United States

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$7,000 scholarship for television & film students

College upperclassmen studying film or television can apply for scholarships worth up to $7,000 each.

The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation scholarships award up to $3,500 per academic year to juniors and seniors majoring in television and film. Applications and all support materials must be received no later than March 15.

Download an application online.

Location: United States

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Illinois H.S. students

High school seniors in Norther Illinois who plan to study journalism in college can apply for scholarships up to $2,400.

"The scholarship awards will be presented to high school seniors who demonstrate the standards of honesty, integrity, attention to detail, hard work, creativity, and an understanding and commitment to quality community journalism," according to the announcement. "Students may be editors, writers, photographers, managers, marketing or advertising representatives or graphic designers at high school newspapers or professional news publications."

Winners will receive cash scholarships from the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, a plaque and announcement of the award in the NINA print and online newsletters.

Students must attend high school within the northern Illinois region. The primary counties include Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 13. Download an application online.

Location: Illinois

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Scholarships & grants for Adirondack region residents

Journalists and students from the Adirondack region can apply for scholarships and grants worth up to $2,000.

Scholarships totaling $12,000 will be awarded to graduating high school students and college students studying journalism from the Tri-Lakes and Watertown area. Consideration also will be given to professional journalists interested in continuing education or appropriate projects. Grants presently range from $500 to $2,000.

The awards are funded by the Adirondack Community Trust. Deadlines vary. Applications can be downloaded at, or contact scholarship coordinator Andrea Grout at (518) 523-9904 or by e-mail at

Watertown, New York

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Maine H.S. senior

High school students from the Portland, Maine region who are interested in journalism can apply for a $1,500 scholarship.

WMTW-TV 8 The 2009 Bob Elliott Journalism Scholarship, funded by WMTW-TV 8 in Maine, is a one-time award to a graduating high school senior within the station's viewing area who plans to major in journalism, communications or a related area of study.

Deadline is March 24. Download an application online.

Portland, Maine

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Illinois students

Students who either are from Central Illinois or attend college in the region can apply for a $2,000 journalism scholarship.

The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, is accepting applications for its 2009 scholarship until March 6. Junior, senior and graduate level college students are eligible. Applicants must be majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related fields and have an above-average grade point average.

Download a scholarship application online.

Springfield, Illinois

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

$5,000 journalism scholarship for H.S. senior

A new $5,000 scholarship is being offered by the National Press Club to a high school senior who wants to pursue a career in journalism.

The Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship is open to all high school seniors, regardless of gender or race. Applicants must have a 3.0 grade average and plan to attend college this year.

Application deadline is March 1. Download an application online.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Idahoans

A $1,500 journalism scholarship is available for graduates of Idaho high schools who have completed at least one year of college.

The Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship, funded by the Idaho Press Club, is for students either majoring in journalism or communications, or working for a college or professional media outlet in addition to their studies. The scholarship money is paid directly to the student’s college or university, to cover student fees, tuition or other expenses.

To apply, students should submit a one-page resume listing their related work experience; an essay of up to 500 words explaining their interest in a journalism or communications career; a copy of their college transcripts through the 2008 fall semester, including grade-point average; and samples of their journalistic work. Print journalists must submit copies of five articles or photographs; radio or television candidates are asked to submit a recording of up to three of their best news stories, up to a maximum length of 15 minutes.

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2009 and sent to: Idaho Press Club, Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 2221, Boise ID 83701-2221.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Texas H.S. seniors

The North and East Texas Press Association will award two $1,500 journalism scholarships this spring to "college-bound graduating high school seniors and actively enrolled college students from the NETPA region pursuing an education in print journalism."

Applications must be postmarked by March 7. Applications can be downloaded from the NETPA website. Mail completed applications to Randy Keck, The Community New, Box 1031, Aledo, TX 76008.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Northwestern offers journalism scholarships to computer whizzes

If you have computer skills and an interest in journalism, consider applying for a new full scholarship at Medill, the world-renowned graduate school of journalism at Northwestern University.

You don't need any journalism experience. Applications are being accepted now.

"We are offering full scholarships to Medill's master's program in journalism ... to people with computer programming skills," associate professor Rich Gordon told "The goal is, in essence, to try to create more Adrian Holovatys."

"We want students who already have tech skills to come to Medill, learn the culture, craft and mindset of journalists, and figure out interesting ways of connecting technology and journalism. As you know, there are many ways the industry and the academy have tried to teach tech skills to journalists -- the proposition here is that it would be interesting to see what happens if we teach journalism to tech types."

Scholarship winners can enroll at the Chicago area journalism school in January 2009, June 2009, September 2009 or January 2010, according to Medill's website. The scholarships were the result of a Knight News Challenge, which gave Medill more than $600,000 to create an academic program blending computer science and journalism, designed to fill a staffing void at many digital news sites.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Photojournalism scholarships in London

Several scholarships worth up to $15,000 (or full tuition) are available for undergraduate and graduate students to spend a semester overseas studying photojournalism at Syracuse University's London campus.

The scholarships, funded by the Alexia Foundation for World Peace, honor Alexia Tsairis, a photojournalism student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, who was a victim of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. She was returning home for the holidays after spending a semester at the Syracuse University London Centre.

Deadline is February 2. Find more info on the foundation's website.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Swedish university offers free M.A. in global journalism

Full scholarships are available to pursue a master's degree in global journalism at Orebro University in Sweden. These scholarships also cover travel, accommodation, insurance and other living expenses during the time spent in Sweden.

"The master in Global Journalism is a two-year programme for journalists wanting to further their journalistic knowledge and skills focusing on international news reporting," the announcement states. "The programme has a global focus and brings together professional journalists from Africa, Asia, North and South America, and North and Eastern Europe. The programme is offered in cooperation with journalism educations in Denmark, Finland, and Norway, and parts of the programme are given at universities in these countries. The language of instruction is English."

Apply online. Deadline is February 1. Applicants must know English, have a bachelor's degree and at least two year's experience as journalist.

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Full scholarship to study journalism at Virginia college

Patrick Henry College, a Christian college in Virginia, is offering a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for an applicant who plans to study journalism.

The deadline to apply is February 1.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Journalism fellowships in Latin America and Caribbean

Journalists and journalism school graduates who are between ages 21 and 35 and who wish to study in and report from Latin America or the Caribbean for one year can receive generous assistance through a journalism fellowship program.

Inter-American Press Association Scholarships provide $20,000 for Americans and Canadians to spend a year studying and reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition. Latin American and Caribbean journalists are eligible and can spend one year at a U.S or Canadian journalism school.

The deadline to apply is December 31.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Columbia j-school offers scholarships for foreign students

Columbia University's renowned journalism school offers full-tuition scholarships to foreign students, including:
  • The Jack R. Howard Fellowships provide full tuition and living assistance to two international journalists, from developing or transitional countries, who otherwise could not afford to study at the school. To qualify for the fellowship, candidates must reside outside the United States and intend to return to their homeland after graduation. Previous fellows have been from the following countries: Kenya, Bhutan, Cambodia, Pakistan, Iraq, Romania and Syria, to name a few.
  • Graf und Graefin Arco Fellowship Fund covers full tuition costs for students from Central Europe studying at the journalism school who demonstrate extraordinary promise, but require significant financial assistance to pursue their education.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fellowships & scholarships for electronic journalists

The Radio and Television News Directors Association is offering several cash prizes for electronic (radio, TV, online) journalists with 10 years or less experience. Additionally, its foundation offers many scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, for college and graduate students studying journalism and/or planning careers in electronic journalism. The deadline for applying is May 12.

While the focus of this journalism website is on print journalism, I will be expanding it in coming months to include more broadcast journalism and online journalism opportunities. Stay tuned. Also, please e-mail me any good opportunities that aren't already listed on

-Mark Grabowski

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