Spring and Summer Scholarships

Spring Deadlines


Annette M. Haddad Memorial Scholarship 
Amount: 2 awards, $3,750 each
Info: website
Eligibility: Undergraduate junior or senior female demonstrating exemplary leadership and commitment to the professional integrity, ethics and professional standards of the journalism field. (Merit-based)
Deadline: March 25, 2018

Edna Lillich Davidson Scholarship 
Amount: $4,500
Info: website
Eligibility: For journalism majors entering her/his senior year. (Need-based)
Deadline: March 25, 2018

Glen and Alberta Ingles Scholarship
Amount: $1,600
Info: website
Eligibility: Undergraduate senior; strong investigative skills; additional qualifications at faculty's discretion.
Deadline: March 25, 2018

Herb Klein Scholarship in Government and Political Reporting
Amount: $5,300
Info: website 
Eligibility: Undergraduate junior or senior; demonstrates outstanding work in the field of political or government reporting.
Deadline: March 25, 2018

Lee Family Scholarship Fund
Amount: $10,000
Info: website
Eligibility: Any full-time, continuing undergraduate journalism student. Plus factor consideration will be given to students who are of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American , or first-generation students. (Merit- and need-based)
Deadline: March 25, 2018

M. Patrick Mott Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $4,000
Info: website
Eligibility: Plus factor consideration will be given to a senior who has a passion for storytelling, a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the journalism field, and an interest in music. (Merit- and need-based)
Deadline: March 25, 2018

Richard Drake Slocum Memorial Scholarship 
Amount: $2,800
Info: website 
Eligibility: Current undergraduate journalism student planning a career in broadcast. (Merit-based)
Deadline: March 25, 2018

Pat Penney Scholarship (Public Relations Majors Only)  
Amount: $3,600
Info: website 
Eligibility: Reserved for a continuing Public Relations senior.
Deadline: March 25, 2018


Allan Malamud Scholarship
Amount: 3 awards, $5,500 each
Info: website 
Eligibility: Graduate or undergraduate juniors or seniors studying sports journalism. (Need- and merit-based)
Deadline: May 28, 2018

Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarship 
Amount: 2 awards $7,500 each
Info: website 
Eligibility: One time award; reserved for junior, senior or graduate journalism students planning a career in sports journalism. Recipients will be invited to a Laker game in the Fall semester.
Deadline: May 28, 2018

Edwin O. and JoAnn Guthman Scholarship for Excellence in Investigative Journalism
Award: $6,400
Info: website 
Eligibility: Current undergraduate or graduate student submitting outstanding work in the field of investigative reporting. (Merit- and need-based)
Deadline: May 28, 2018


Annenberg Book Scholarship
Award: $800
Info: website
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate journalism or public relations students. (Need-based)
Deadline: May 28, 2018


JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FORM (for applications above that require a letter of recommendation) 
Letter of Recommendation Link


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.

AAJA 2018 CIC/ANNA Chennault Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Info: website
Eligibility: Applicant must be committed to AAJA's mission, must be a graduating high school senior that has been accepted to a U.S. college (proof of acceptance required or a currently enrolled college student, AAJA membership is not required for the application but if selected, the student must sign up for student membership. See website for more details.
Deadline: April 22, 2018

AAJA 2018 Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship
Amount: 5 awards, $10,000 each
Info: website
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an accredited university in the United States (proof of enrollment required). Applicants must be pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications and committed to AAJA’s mission.
Deadline: April 8, 2018, 11:59 pm PST

AAJA-Los Angeles 2018 Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Info: website
Eligibility: Full-time college students in the Greater Los Angeles Area committed to AAJA's mission and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing journalism as a career.
Deadline: April 15, 2018, midnight PST

Africa Student Fund 
Info: Website
Eligibility: Must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Must submit online application, two-page personal statement, and faculty recommendation letter.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Alliance for Women in Media (AWM)
Information and application: website
Eligibility: Several scholarships of varying amounts are available to both male and females. See website for more details
Email: info@allwomeninmedia.org
Deadline: May 4, 2018

Beinecke Scholarship
Fellowship for college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2017-2018 academic year. “Junior” is defined as a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2018 and August 2019 and plans to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
Info: website

Bob Eddy Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000 - $2,500
Info: website
Eligibility: Connecticut resident enrolled at a four-year out of state college, starting junior or senior year in fall 2017 and planning a career in journalism.
Deadline: April 8, 2018

Boren Scholarship - USC Deadline: January 3, 2018, 12 pm (noon)
Amount: Up to $20,000
Info: website
USC Representative: Andy Jones-Liang, eliang@usc.edu  
Eligbility: See website for details.

The Bowdie McDowell Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000 – $5,000
Info: website
Eligibility: Recipients must be students of outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art or broadcasting. Open to eligible undergraduate and graduate students, see website for additional details
Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Buena Park Cable Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,000 per individual
Info and application:  website
Eligibility: Must major in and plan for a career in communication; must be a legal resident of the City of Buena Park, CA
Deadline: April 2, 2018, 5:30 pm, PST

Chandler Award for Student Writer of the Year in Religion
Amount: 1st place: $600 and citation; 2nd place: $300 and citation; 3rd place: $150 and citation
Info: website
Eligibility: See website for details
Deadline: May 1, 2018 (opens March 1, 2018)

CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship for 2018
Amount: $5000 toward the student's college education. The selected student will receive travel, lodging and registration to attend AAJA’s national annual convention August 8-11, 2018 in Houston
Info: website
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior accepted to a U.S. college or a currently enrolled college student, passionate about journalism
Deadline, April 22, 2018

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholar-Intern Programs
Amount: $2,500 - $5,000
Info: website 
Eligibility: See website for details.
Deadline: Various dates -- see website

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media
Info and amount: website
Eligibility: Applicant must be a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American); graduating high school senior OR a current college student; cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0; interested in pursuing a career in the media industry; a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; speak and write English fluently.

FASPE - Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
FASPE Summer Ethics Fellowship in Journalism is open to graduate students going into journalism, as well as working journalists early in their careers. 
Information and application: website

Fulbright UK Summer Institute - (Date depends on institute selected)
The program funds 3-6 week academic and cultural summer programs in the UK. Eligible undergraduates must have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete at USC. Past topics have included: Shakespeare, archaeology, Scotland, the arts, Ireland, and contemporary Wales. (USC Office of Academic & International Fellowships: website )
Deadlines: Applications open in November and close in February

GoTranscript Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior or current full-time college freshman. Participants must register using your university or college issued email.
Apply: website
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
Amount: Awards range from $500-$5,000 
Eligibility: Must be of Hispanic heritage; US citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA); minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students; plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year university in the fall of the desired scholarship year; complete FAFSA or Dream Act (if applicable)
Create your MyHSF profile here
Click here for scholarship FAQs and information
Click here for the scholarship application
Deadline: March 30, 2018

JEP Community Service Awards
Info: Each year the JEP Community Service Awards are given to students that have devoted a significant amount of their time to community service projects and programs that help the University community and the surrounding neighborhoods. These awards highlight USC's devotion to community service and display the shared commitment to volunteerism held among members of the Trojan family. Please click here for more information on the scholarship and applying.
Deadline: February 27, 2018, 4 pm

LAGRANT Foundation (Undergraduate & Graduate)
The LAGRANT Foundation will provide scholarships to ethnically diverse minority undergraduate ($2,000 scholarships) and graduate ($3,250 scholarships) to students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.
Application information (both undergraduate and graduate): website
Priority Deadline: January 19, 2018
Deadline: February 28, 2018

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, 2018

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award
Amount: up to $5,000
Info: website
Eligibility: Must be an LGBTQ student who plans on a career in journalism and is committed to futhering NLGJA's mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community
Deadline: April 17, 2018

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Amount: up to $7,000 for tuition, room/board, or other educational expenses
Info: website
Eligibility: College sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment
For additional information, contact USC representative Andy Liang - eliang@provost.usc.edu

Murray Scholar Sports Journalism Scholarship Program
Amount: $5,000
Eligibility: Open to all Journalism majors. Review guidelines for complete criteria
PDF iconScholarship Application
PDF iconEssay Topic  Guidelines
Deadline: March 20, 2017, 4 p.m.

New Venture Seed Competition
Sponsored by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Amount: 1st prize: $30,000, 2nd: $15,000, 3rd: $10,000, 4th: $10,000, 5th: $5,000, 6th: $5,000
Info: website 
Eligibility: All USC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: February 9, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PST.

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 related 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, 2018

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.

Price It Here Inc. Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Full-time, U.S. undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in marketing, business management, sales or related field with a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
Click here for additional information.
Deadline: October 1st, and April 1st, annually

PRSSA Daniel J. Edelman/Ruth Edelman Awards 
Amount: $1,500 cash award and a 3 month paid internship in one of Edelman's participating U.S. offices.
Info: website
Eligibility: Must be a current PRSSA member. See website for more details.
Deadline: February 19, 2018

RTNDA Scholarships and Fellowships
Amount: See website for details
Info: website
Eligibility: Scholarships are open to college students pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism. Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores. juniors or seniors in good standing.
Application window: October through January

Sacramento Press Club Journalism Scholarships (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Amount: Seven scholarships ranging from $4,000-$8,000 
Eligibility: Scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students in Fall 2018 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
Contact: sacpressclubscholarships@gmail.com
Deadline: Applications must be submitted online no later than midnight PST on March 31, 2018 

Skull and Dagger Foundation Scholarship (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Amount: $2,500
Info: website
Contact: scholarship@skullanddagger.org  
Eligibility: Students must demonstrate significant campus and community leadership
Deadline: March 2, 2018, 5 pm

Slickdeals Saves U! Scholarship Contest
Amount: 4 awards, $2,500
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or otherwise legally residing in one (1) of the 50 United States or the D.C.; at least 17 years of age; minimum 3.0 GPA; currently accepted to an accredited university for a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the United States for the fall 2018 semester/quarter, or single equivalent term (during the period from August 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019).
Information & application: website
Deadline: April 30, 2018, 11:59 pm, PT

The Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
Amount: Contact the Society of Professional Journalists
Info: website
Eligibility: Must be a current student pursuing his/her college degree.
Deadline: January 11, 2018

USC Annenberg Ilir Lita Communication Scholarship, 2017-2018
One scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-18 academic year to a USC Annenberg undergraduate Communication student with demonstrated financial need.
Amount:  $2,500 ($1,250 in fall, $1,250 in spring)
PDF iconIlir Lita Communication Scholarship 2017-2018 Application
Application Deadline:  April 28, 2017

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Scholarship
Information and application: website 
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students with a 3.0 GPA who have shown a commitment to serve the Asian Pacific community. Scholars are selected on both need and merit based criteria.
Deadline: March 9, 2018, 6 pm PST

USC Black Alumni Association Scholarship
Amount: varies -- see website
Info:  website - http://sait.usc.edu/baa/inner.asp?ItemID=15
Eligibility: Applicants for awards must be incoming freshman or continuing USC and/or transfer students. They must be planning to enroll in full-time, undergraduate or graduate courses of study. The minimum cumulative G.P.A. for this scholarship is 2.5. Applicants should exemplify commitment and identification with the African-American community. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic and personal merit and demonstrated involvement within the African-American community.
Deadline: March 1, 2018, 5 pm PDT 

USC Latino Alumni Association Scholarship 
Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
Info: website – http://latinoalumni.usc.edu/scholarships/
Eligibility: See website for details
Deadline: February 1, 2018

USC Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship/Fellowship
2017 Undergraduate Summer Scholarship
Award: up to $1,000.
Eligibility: The scholarship supports research or creative projects that awardees will undertake during summer 2017 and is open to USC sophomores and juniors (as of spring 2017) with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA. Phi Kappa Phi membership is not required, students graduating in May, 2017, are not eligible.
Info: website 
Deadline: April 14, 2017, 5 pm
Fellowship for First-Year Graduate or Professional Study
Open to Phi Kappa Phi members who will begin their first year of graduate or professional study between May 1, 2017, and February 1, 2018. 
Info: website
Deadline: April 7, 2017, 5 pm

Vrtrepreneur Scholarship
Amount: $1000
We’re willing to grant $1,000 to any student we believe has the potential to change the world through technology entrepreneurship. If you are interested in starting your own business, we'd love to hear from you.
Eligibility: You currently own a business, ran one in the past, or want to start a business upon graduating college. You’re passionate and ambitious. You have the willpower, work ethic, and desire to build the next great business. You are a full-time student enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program. This scholarship is open to all majors.
Info: website
Deadline: The application periods are as follows: Fall semester - May 1st to August 20th; Spring semester - August 31st to December 31st

Washington Media Scholars Program: Case Competition 
Amount: All expense paid trip to Media Scholars Week in Washington, DC
Info: www.mediascholars.org
Email: info@mediascholars.org
Eligibility: See website for details.


AreaVibes Scholarship
Amount: $2500
Info and application: website
Eligibility: Applicants must be legal residents of the United States, 16 - 25 years of age, and currently attending a high school, university or college during the 2017 calendar year
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest
Amount: $5,000
Info and application: website
Eligibility: Undergraduates (including seniors) writing bylined general interest, editorial or specialized (humor, sports, business, arts, culture, etc.) columns appearing in print or online editions of college newspapers.
Deadline: June 29, 2018

Eddie Adams Workshop
Info: website
Eligibility: You must be a current student or a working photographer with less than five years of professional experience.
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Info: website
Purpose: To honor Arab-American students who excel in Media Studies
Eligibility: Juniors, seniors or graduate students; must major and excel in journalism, radio, television and/or film; must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: June 8, 2018

SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship
Amount: $1500
Info and Application: website
Eligibility: College student currently caring for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population, and demonstrates a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that "Aging Matters" to him/her.  Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply.
Deadline: May 15th, 2018

The Gas - The Art, Science and Culture of Food Scholarship
Award for high school and college students who are interested in food and beverage and marketing.
Amount: $750
Info: website
Eligibility: Submit (a minimum of) 1500 word article related to food/drink, or involving content related to food and beverage marketing. Students pursuing Business, Marketing, Food & Drink, Communications, or IT recommended (although not required). Must have a passion for food/drink and communicate it in entry.
Deadline: May 15, 2018

2018 TypologyCentral Personality Type Scholarship
This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems.
Amount: $2000 First Prize; $500 Second Prize
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students who will be attending an accredited university or college are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications in all major fields of study are eligible. Applicants will be judged on the essay they provide, contributions to the study or application of personality type, their academic and non-academic achievements and participation on the Typology Central forum. This is a merit-based scholarship and not based on financial need.
Info and application: website
Deadline: June 23, 2018