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Scholarships

Learn about available scholarship opportunities.

Scripps Howard

Deadline: Monday, Feb. 20, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

To combat news deserts across the country and provide important journalistic experience for college students and recent graduates, the Scripps Howard Fund is creating a program to provide interns to nonprofit newsrooms, at no cost to the newsroom. The Fund has partnered with the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), which leads the 400-newsroom INN Network, to select nine excellent newsrooms. These newsrooms are based in different locations across the country and each provide different learning opportunities. There will be six 10-week internships and three 20-week internships. Each internship pays a minimum of $15 per hour. The Scripps Howard Fund also has a support fund where selected interns can apply for additional financial help if there are financial obstacles in accepting or completing the internship.

All of these internships will feature weekly training sessions with fellow interns from across the country, in addition to the excellent one-on-one coaching from newsroom leaders.

Click the link to apply.

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to provide financial support to college students interested in a career in broadcast / digital journalism, or marketing. The Fund plans to award scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualifying and deserving students from underrepresented minority groups who need financial assistance to complete their education.

The Fund complements Sinclair’s existing widespread internship program as well as Sinclair’s long-standing relationships with numerous colleges, including historically black colleges and universities in markets where Sinclair has stations. This Fund is another way for Sinclair to invest in the future of broadcast television, by ensuring that students dedicated to careers in broadcasting can complete their educations.

Click the link to apply.

Islamic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Since 2009 ISF has funded American Muslim scholars studying and working in fields with the greatest impact on public opinion and policy. Our scholarships range from $3,000-$10,000. Our goal: to improve negative portrayals of Muslims in the news, increase the number of Muslim policymakers, and invest in the creation of positive and engaging stories about American Muslims.

Click the link to learn about eligibility and to apply.

Asian American Journalist Association

Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

This scholarship awards $1,500 to a student journalist for an insightful essay related to Vincent Chin’s life, death and legacy. Other selection criteria includes academic and journalistic achievement, financial need, commitment to journalism and a sensitivity to AAPI issues.

Asian American Journalist Association

Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

This scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduating high school senior who will be attending a college or university to pursue a journalism career. A winner will be selected based on academic and journalistic achievement, financial need, commitment to journalism and/or sensitivity to AAPI issues.

Asian American Journalist Association

Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

This grant awards $2,000 to those who are pursuing a career in sports journalism and media. The grant funds the production of a print, digital, audio or visual story about Asians or AAPIs in sports, which applicants must pitch as part of their application. Winners will also receive free registration to AAJA’s annual convention. The AAJA Sports Task Force administers the scholarship and will work with recipients to get the stories published at an outlet.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their unique and compelling story pitch, demonstrated journalistic ability, financial need, a strong commitment to the pursuit of a sports journalism career and dedication to AAJA’s mission.

Asian American Journalist Association

Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

This scholarship awards $5,000 to an Asian American graduate student pursuing journalism as a career. The selected student will also receive travel, lodging and registration to attend AAJA’s national annual convention and a mentor for the convention.

Candidates will be judged on academic and journalistic achievement, commitment to the field of journalism and sensitivity to AAPI issues. Applicants must produce a piece of concise and comprehensive journalism that provides unique context on a current geopolitical issue based on a prompt provided by CIC or AAJA.

Asian American Journalist Association

Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

This scholarship awards $2,000 to an undergraduate student pursuing sports journalism as a career. Applicants will be judged on academic and journalistic achievement, financial need, a strong commitment to a sports journalism career and dedication to AAJA’s mission.

GMR Transcription

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

GMR Transcription is a leading transcription services company that transcribes voice recordings for academic, business, legal, non-profit and other organizations. The company also offers translation services from Spanish to English, English to Spanish, English to Mandarin and Mandarin to English, interpretation services and court reporting services. Over 12,723 GMR Transcription clients are served by over 200 trained independent contractor transcribers.

Scholarship:
1. $500 academic scholarship.
2. Optional free transcription training course at www.TranscriptionCertificationInstitute.org, a $699.00 value, available at request to everyone who applies.

Requirements:
You must be currently enrolled full time in a college or university located in the United States and maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Participants must register using your college issued email address and submit unofficial college transcripts if selected as the winner. We will be publishing the winner’s essay on our blog. Winner must submit a photo and give us permission to post it before receiving the reward. High school students are not eligible for this scholarship.

For any questions regarding eligibility or the application process, please email info@gmrtranscription.com

The National Press Club

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship, established in 2021, supports diversity within the field of broadcast journalism while honoring longtime radio journalist Wes Vernon, a former National Press Club member. Mr. Vernon passed away in 2021.

The scholarship provides $5,000 annually to a student who demonstrates a commitment to a career in broadcast journalism. The award can be renewed up to three years, for a total of $20,000 toward educational expenses. Students of all ages and backgrounds will be considered, with preference going to students entering or enrolled in a community college. The award is open to any student — whether an incoming freshman or a mid-career professional changing careers — pursuing an education in broadcast journalism.

In creating the scholarship, Mr. Vernon’s family wished to remove barriers for students from backgrounds underrepresented in broadcast journalism.

The National Press Club

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship is named for a long-time National Press Club member who died in 2008 and endowed a scholarship in aid of high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism. Recipients receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000.

The National Press Club

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Scholarship for Journalism Diversity Honoring Julie Schoo consists of a $5,000 one-year scholarship. The award can be renewed up to three years, for a total of $20,000 toward educational expenses. The purpose of the scholarship, named for the former executive director of the National Press Club Journalism institute, is to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism.

GCAA

Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The GCAA has announced that the 2023 Ron Balicki Scholarship is accepting applications from now until February 28. The recipient, a current high school senior or current college undergraduate or graduate student, will receive two $2,500 scholarships, one per 2023 semester.

Please follow this link or click on the above image for the nomination form. When completed, please send the nomination form to adam@collegiategolf.com
Applicant must provide:
· Minimum of three and maximum of five samples of media work
· Two letters of recommendation from Journalist, English Teacher, or media professor
· 300-word essay on why applicant applied for Ron Balicki Scholarship
· Current transcript (official not required)

RTDNA Foundation

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Since 1970, the RTDNA Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships to more than 500 young journalists as part of its mission as the educational arm of RTDNA.

Recipients have gone on to enjoy careers from reporter, anchor, and news director to White House speechwriter, media regulatory attorney, and journalism educator. Several have served as RTDNA board members and many are Murrow Award winners.

Scholarships are open to college students pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism. Fellowships are open to professional broadcast or digital journalists with fewer than 10 years of experience. Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores, juniors or seniors in good standing. Scholarship and fellowship winners are also asked to attend the RTDNA conference free of charge and with travel support.

Applications Open for 2023 Soon!

March: Applications Open
April: Application Deadline
Early Summer: Recipients Notified
September: Recipients Attend RTDNA's Annual Conference

How to Apply
Complete the online application form, including:
- Contact information
- Experience
- URL links to 3-5 work samples
- Links should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces and, should be uploaded to a host site like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.
- Upload supplemental materials: Cover letter
- Discuss current and past journalism experience
- Describe how you intend to use the funds
- Discuss your choice to pursue a career in journalism
- Resume
- Letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor or supervisor

Arizona Press Club

Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Arizona Press Club is proud to announce our 2023 scholarship for student journalists. We’ll choose several journalism students to receive up to $1,000 each.

In the below form describe your career plans in a one-page cover letter and link to three published clips.

Deadline to apply is March 3. Email any questions to scholarship chair Danyelle Khmara at dkhmara@tucson.com.

National Association of Black Journalists

Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The NABJ Board of Directors awards a scholarship to students who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in journalism and media, a record of community service, and who are in need of financial support.

Number of Awards Available: 25
Amount of the Award: $2,500

CRITERIA

- Current NABJ student member in good standing
- Undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior/graduate student with at least one full-year of school remaining at the time of the application and disbursement of funds at an accredited U.S. college or university
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) verified by an official transcript
- Completion of application requirements
- If selected, failure to meet the noted criteria will result in a refund of funds to NABJ.

Deadline: Midnight PT on March 27, 2023

Applicants may apply for multiple NABJ scholarship, internship and fellowship opportunities. However, only one award will be awarded per calendar year per recipient.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 17, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

National Association of Hispanic Journalists scholarship opportunities are open to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, broadcast, digital or photojournalism. Students attending four-year colleges and community colleges in the Unites States and Puerto Rico with a GPA of 3.0 or better are eligible for the scholarships. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Asian American Journalist Association

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

AAJA offers up to $20,000 in scholarships and grants to journalism students every year. The money can go towards paying a number of things, including tuition and fees, internship costs and living expenses. These opportunities have different deadlines, applications and criteria, so please read the descriptions carefully. The applications for all the opportunities must be submitted via Submittable.

We’re always excited to see your work and award outstanding young AAPI journalists through these opportunities! To see the 2022 scholarship, internship and fellowship recipients, click the link.

The LAGRANT Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) will award 100 scholarships in 2023 in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Of the 100 scholarships, (60) ethnic minority undergraduate students will receive scholarships of $2,000 each and (40) graduate students will receive scholarships of $3,250 each. Students must be attending four-year accredited institutions in the U.S. and majoring in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

Program Description:
The scholarship recipients will receive a trip to either New York City, Portland, OR, or Minneapolis, MN where they will participate in career building activities. This includes a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, three to four day-long career development workshops, and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing and public relations world.

TLF accepts applications from undergraduate students (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY) and graduate students.