Communications Scholarships

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

SPJ High School Essay Contest
Sponsor: Society of Professional Journalists
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 22, 2019
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 what they believe is the “role and importance of the Fourth Estate in American Society.”

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2019
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.

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: LAGRANT Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
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.

Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Scholarship
Sponsor: The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 4, 2019extended to February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current sophomore and junior journalism students enrolled in an accredited college or university with a primary residence in one of the 29 counties of Western Pennsylvania.

Bodie McDowell Scholarship
Sponsor: Outdoor Writers Association of America
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
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.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
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 2019 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.

Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Sponsor: Alpha Omega Council
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in journalism or communications. Applicant must be of Greek-American descent, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship
Sponsor: National Press Club
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who plans to pursue a career in journalism. Applicant must submit three work samples and other application materials.

SEMA Scholarships
Sponsor: Specialty Equipment Market Association
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens enrolled in a program of study at an accredited university, college or post-secondary vocational-technical program located within the United States. Applicant must be planning to enter the automotive industry and may be majoring in Accounting/Finance, Auto Body/Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Business, Communications/PR, Engineering, Graphic Design/Web Design, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Journalism, Manufacturing, Marketing/Sales, Motorsports, Supply Chain/Logistics, or Transportation.

Nebraska Broadcasters Association Scholarships
Sponsor: Nebraska Broadcasters Association
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students on track to complete at least 60 credits as of May 31, 2019 and majoring in broadcasting, communications, or a related field at a four-year public or private college or university. Applicant must have a Nebraska connection (graduate of a Nebraska high school or attending a Nebraska college or university).

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Scholarships
Sponsor: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 11, 2019
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.

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