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Non-USC Scholarships

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External Databases

External Scholarships and Fellowships


The Leonard M. Perryman Communication Scholarship for Ethnic Minority Students Offered by United Methodist Communications
Amount: $2,500
Info: website
Eligibility: Must be a United Methodist ethnic minority student enrolled at the junior or senior level in the journalism or communication
department of an accredited college or university in the U.S.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Pretty Lightroom Presets Bi-Annual Scholarship
Amount: $500
Information: website
Eligibility: Applicant must be a current senior in high school; transitioning from high school to a college or university; or already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
Deadline: Bi-annually on June 15 and December 15

Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program
Amount: $500
Information: website
Eligibility: Applicant must be a current senior in high school; transitioning from high school to a college or university; or already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
Deadline: Bi-annually on April 15 and October 15

The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship
Amount: a $10,000 scholarship to be paid to the student’s postgraduate institution of choice to further their academic study in an area of their choosing.
Eligibility: Students from universities that are a part of the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conference are eligible for the scholarship. These students must be in their final year of course study and have consistently demonstrated exceptional achievement in academics and civic service throughout their collegiate career. Specifically, a nominee must: 1. Honorably represent a Big Ten Conference institution or a Pac-12 Conference institution, exhibiting excellence in academics and civic service while displaying strong character and leadership skills. 2. Plan to enroll in graduate or professional school within eighteen (18) months of graduation. 3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of the application. 4. Express an interest to pursue a career in the sports industry, including, but not limited to, sports journalism, media relations, event operations, marketing, etc.
Info and application.
Deadline: Upon completion of the Fall 2018 term, but no later than February 28, 2019

Washington Media Scholars Program: Case Competition 
Amount: All expense paid trip to Media Scholars Week in Washington, DC
Eligibility: See website for details.


Asian American Journalists Association Scholarships and Internship Grants
Amounts: Various
Info: website
Eligibility: Varies. See website for more details.
Deadlines: Various

LAGRANT Foundation (Undergraduate & Graduate)
The LAGRANT Foundation will provide scholarships to ethnically diverse minority undergraduate ($2,500 scholarships) and graduate ($3,750 scholarships) to students who are attending accredited institutions and are studying advertising, marketing or public relations. Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient and a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native.
Application information (both undergraduate and graduate): website
Priority Deadline: January 18, 2019
Deadline: February 28, 2019

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Various
Info and application: website
Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019 

The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarship 
Amount: $5000
Information: website
Eligibility: Greek American heritage; U.S. citizenship; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or communication major at the graduate or undergraduate level; active participation in school, community, church organizations; minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Multiple PRSSA Scholarships
Amount: More than $30,000 over all scholarships
Info: Website
Eligibility: Scholarships available for members and nonmembers. Please see website for more details on all available PRSSA scholarships.

Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Innovation Competition
Amount: First place: $10,000, Second place: $2,500, Third place: $1,000
Information: website
Eligibility: A team can be an individual or up to 4 people; At least one person on each team must be a journalism or communication student; presentations must be in English; The competition is open to all U.S. undergraduate and graduate college students; If you are here on a student visa, please note that your winnings will probably have to be distributed as a scholarship.
Deadline: October 31, 2020

Sacramento Press Club Journalism Scholarships
Amount: Seven scholarships ranging from $4,000-$8,000 
Eligibility: Scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students in Fall 2019 who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field and who have a connection to the Sacramento region or a demonstrated passion for covering Sacramento region news (including state politics).
Info and application: website
Deadline: Applications must be submitted online no later than midnight PST on March 31, 2019