Communications Scholarships

Scholarships open to students majoring in Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, Public Relations, and other related majors.

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: February 23, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to students in California who are of Asian descent. Multiple scholarships available with specific requirements. See website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to Computer Science, Economics, Environmental or Physical Science, Engineering, Journalism or Mathematics majors, and LGBT students.

SPJ High School Essay Contest
Sponsor: Society of Professional Journalists
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 23, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private, and home schools within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on why we need to obtain news from multiple feeds.

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Scholarships
Sponsor: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors who plan to receive a baccalaureate degree in communications with an emphasis on any aspect of the television industry. In addition to the general scholarships, there is a scholarship open to Hispanic and Latino students.

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: LAGRANT Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and AB-540/DACA recipients who are a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Applicant must be a full-time student at a four-year accredited institution in the U.S. with at least a 3.0 GPA and majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations.

Bodie McDowell Scholarship
Sponsor: Outdoor Writers Association of America
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year of study or graduate students. Applicant must have career goals in outdoor communications.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American females who are college sophomores or juniors enrolled in an accredited college or university and majoring in Journalism, Economics or related fields (Public Policy, Creative Writing, Etc.)

Journalism Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: The National Press Club
Amount: Up to $10,000 over four years
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who are planning to have a career in journalism and will bring diversity to U.S. journalism.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students who will be enrolled in higher education for the Fall 2018 semester and have a GPA of at least 3.5. Applicant must have at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to specific majors and state residency.

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