Communications Scholarships

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

RDW Group, Inc. Minority Scholarship for Communications
Sponsor: RDW Group
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: April 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Rhode Island minority students who are studying communications at the undergraduate or graduate level. High school seniors are encouraged to apply.

Mountain America Scholarship
Sponsor: Mountain America Credit Union
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 27, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming and current college students who are Mountain American Credit Union members or family of members. In addition to the general scholarship, there are specific scholarships for community service and Business/Communications majors.

Irene Adler Prize
Sponsor: Lucas Aykroyd
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship prize is open to women commencing or continuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the United States or Canada in 2018-2019.

Muddy Water’s Scholarship
Sponsor: Blues Heaven
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in an Illinois area college or university who are pursuing a degree in Music, Music Education, African-American studies, Folklore, Performing Arts, Arts Management, Journalism, Radio/TV/Film Music Composers/Songwriters, Artist’s Legal Rights, or Studio Recording Engineers.

Chandler Contest
Sponsor: Religion News Association
Amount: Up to $600
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to full-time and part-time students who have never been employed as reporters or editors at general circulation newspapers (internships do not affect eligibility). Applicant must submit three religion stories published in the 2017-18 academic year in campus newspapers and magazines or in general circulation newspapers during a student internship.

HigherVisibility Marketing Scholarship
Sponsor: HigherVisibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled (or enrolling) as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicant must be planning to receive an undergraduate degree in Marketing, Journalism, or an equivalent field.

NCJW | LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
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 non-traditional students, parents, nursing majors, education majors, and Film/Television/Cinema/Theater majors.

West Virginia Press Association Scholarships
Sponsor: West Virginia Press Association
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of West Virginia who are enrolled in or accepted for admission at a college or university in West Virginia and who are studying or planning to study journalism.

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Alliance for Women in Media | Loreen Arbus Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 4, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to female undergraduate and graduate students attending an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall of 2018. Those pursuing a media career in an area such as cable, television, radio, digital media, publishing, journalism, advertising, production, creative design, or others are especially encouraged to apply.

Artistic Scholarship
Sponsor: Against the Grain Productions
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 7, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Asian American high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.). Applicant must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S. and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Graphic Communications Scholarship
Sponsor: Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 7, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to New York City metro area high school seniors and current college students who have taken Graphics Communications/Arts courses and have a demonstrated interest in Graphic Communications/Graphics Arts and plan to major in a discipline leading to a career in the field.

Kay Longcope Scholarship Award
Sponsor: National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association (NLGJA)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 17, 2018extended to May 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to LGBT individuals of color planning to pursue a career in journalism and are able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the profession.

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award
Sponsor: National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association (NLGJA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 17, 2018extended to May 17, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to current or incoming undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field. Applicant must also demonstrate an awareness of the issues facing the LGBT community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage.

FOWA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Florida Outdoor Writers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 18, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students at Florida college and universities, or to any college student whose application is endorsed by a FOWA member or a faculty advisor. Applicant should have career goals that are to communicate to the public a low and appreciation for hunting, fishing, and other aspects of the outdoor experience.

George Washington Carver Scholarship
Sponsor: George Washington Carver Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are attending a historically black college or university (HBCU) and majoring in Accounting, Agri-Business, Aquaculture Science, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Nursing, Physics, Pre-Med, or Public Administration.

Scott-McKenna Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with a career interest in the outdoors. Candidates with an interest in Natural Resources, Forestry, Rangeland Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Agriculture, or related fields are eligible for the scholarship. Photography and journalism majors, with a special interest in wildlife outdoor photography/journalism are also eligible.

Bonnie Tiegle Memorial Scholarship Program
Sponsor: CBS Television Distribution
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2018 (or once 250 applications are received)
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and graduates, and current undergraduate students, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications, or Journalism.

Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Nonprofit Communications and Media Network (NCM Network)
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college sophomores and juniors majoring in communications, journalism, radio or television at a four-year Southern California college or university.

Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The Walter J. Travis Society, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in the full-time undergraduate or graduate studies. Applicant must be pursuing a career in landscape design/golf course architecture, golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent, professional golf management, club professional, or sports journalism with a special interest in golf.

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Association of People with Disabilities
Amount: $5,625
Closing Date: June 6, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. While applicant does not need to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for the scholarship, applicant must currently be enrolled in a college or university in the United States.

Pam Schneider Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Advertising Federation of New Mexico | Albuquerque Community Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,400
Closing Date: June 7, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to New Mexico residents enrolled full-time as a junior or senior in a New Mexico college and majoring in Business with a marketing emphasis, Journalism with an advertising emphasis, Strategic communications, Advertising and Marketing, or Graphic Design, Fine Art, Photography, or Illustration.

Lawrence G. Foster Award for Excellence in Public Relations
Sponsor: Public Relations Student Society of America
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: June 8, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to all Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) members.

NAFB Scholarship Program
Sponsor: NAFB Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: June 11, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students for the Fall 2018 semester who are enrolled in or transferring to an agricultural communications curriculum. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with concentration and/or application in broadcast media.

Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship
Sponsor: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to female undergraduate students who are majoring in Public Relations, Communication, Media Studies, Marketing or Journalism. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States and have a desire to work in the entertainment or sports industry.

Comcast NBCUniversal Scholarship
Sponsor: Comcast/NBCUniversal |UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to college sophomores and juniors attending an HBCU during the fall of 2018. Applicant can have any major but must have a desired interest in entertainment and media.

Business Student Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
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.

Buck Rogers Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Missouri Outdoor Communicators
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in Missouri who are interested in a career in outdoor communications.

Dwayne Graves Online Entrepreneur Spirit Scholarship
Sponsor: Business and Finance Mentor
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
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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