Undergraduate scholarships

Discover opportunities for financial support that can keep Cronkite degrees within reach.

Pursuing an undergraduate degree is an investment in your future; scholarships and other financial aid programs can help support your investment! Below, explore resources that may minimize the cost of attending college. 

Opportunities for all Cronkite students

First, use the tuition estimator tool to understand the costs of tuition and mandatory fees associated with attending ASU and the Cronkite School. ASU strongly encourages all students to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to begin the financial aid process. Instructions and steps to complete the FAFSA and the financial aid process can be found here: https://tuition.asu.edu/financial-aid

Students may find it beneficial to work on campus as they pursue their degrees. The money earned from a student worker job can be used to defray the cost of attending college, or for personal expenses. 

While the resources below are specific to the Cronkite School and ASU, students can use the ASU Scholarship Search and other trusted scholarship search engines to find additional scholarship opportunities. (Recommended sites include fastweb.com, scholarships.com and bigfuture.collegeboard.org.) Students who are a part of the DACA program or are undocumented can use ASU’s DreamZone site to find scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships for incoming first-year students

ASU Admission Services considers all incoming first-year admitted students for the New American University scholarship, a merit-based award; use the scholarship estimator tool to estimate your eligibility. For questions about this tool or the New American University scholarship, contact your admission counselor at asu.edu/findmyrep. ASU also considers incoming first-year Arizona resident students with high financial need for special financial assistance programs

If you are an incoming first-year student admitted to the Cronkite School, you will be considered for Cronkite scholarships with the information provided in your ASU application; additional applications are not required. However, only a limited number of scholarships are available for first-year students; many more are available through the ASU Scholarship Search.

Scholarships for incoming transfer students

Make an appointment to connect with your academic advisor to discuss your options. Arizona residents with high financial need transferring from an Arizona community college should consider learning more about ASU’s Earn to Learn college savings-scholarship program. Most opportunities will be found on the ASU Scholarship Search page. Use the filters on the top of the page to narrow down your search of eligible scholarships. 

Scholarships for continuing Cronkite students

These scholarships are possible because of the generous donations of Cronkite alumni, local media companies and organizations, and other benefactors who want to help worthy Cronkite students complete their education.

To apply for a Cronkite School scholarship, complete the online application form, available after Dec. 15. The application deadline is Jan. 31 for awards for the next academic year.

Scholarship eligibility requirements

• You must be a Cronkite School student;

• You must have completed at least 12 credit hours of academic coursework at ASU;

• Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to qualify for need-based scholarships.

Applicants will receive email confirmation by Feb. 12 that their completed applications have been received.

Those who are awarded scholarships will be notified via email by the end of the spring semester. The letter will be sent to the recipient’s address on file with ASU.

Additional scholarships are available through the ASU Scholarship Search. On the search page, you can use the filters to narrow down your search of eligible scholarships. 

Financial support and scholarship opportunities for Cronkite Capstone courses in Washington, DC and Los Angeles are available on a limited basis. Review that information here: https://cronkite.asu.edu/capstone-classes/financial-support/