Many resources exist to help finance your education in addition to those offered by The Journalism School. Public and university libraries can also aid your research. If you have questions or need help in this process, please feel free to contact us.
Scholarships on this page are grouped by category:
Scholarships for Women
Ethnic Heritage Scholarships
International Students and International Studies
Scholarships for Students of Color
Special Focus - Specific Field of Study
Anne O’Hare McCormick Scholarships (The Newswomen’s Club of New York)
The Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund, Inc., a tax-exempt charitable fund, gives scholarships ($4,000 to $6,000 each) to outstanding women students enrolled in Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and show clear evidence of journalistic talent and financial need. These scholarships honor the memory of New York Times correspondent Anne O’Hare McCormick, who won a Pulitzer in 1937 for her coverage of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Europe. The McCormick Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit scholarship fund created in 1954 by members of The Newswomen’s Club of New York to honor their friend after she died. The 2014 McCormick Application will be accepted for scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year via email@example.com.
Deadline: May 22, 2014 11:59 p.m. For application details, contact: Admissions Office at Columbia J-School, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan Paschal, McCormick Fund president, at email@example.com or call (646) 223-6205 (Reuters) or Carolyn Purcell, McCormick Fund trustee and contest chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Business & Professional Women's Foundation
Offers scholarships from $500 to $1,000 under the Career Advancement Programs primarily for women 25 to 30, though older women will also be considered. Applications are available between Jan. 1 and Apr. 1 only, from B&PWF, Attention: Scholarships and Loans, 2012 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036. You may also obtain an application and guidelines on the Web at www.bpwfoundation.org. Enclose a self-addressed, business envelope with two first-class stamps attached and indicate whether you wish a scholarship or loan. Awards are need based. Applications must be postmarked by Apr. 15. (202) 293-1200, press option 6 on a touch tone phone.
Business & Professional Women's Club of New York State, Inc.
Offers several fellowships of $1,000 each for one academic year to women who are bona fide residents of NY State and in graduate studies. Applicants must show evidence of scholastic ability and need for financial assistance. Requests for applications should be sent with a brief resume to Rita Burrell, Chair, BPW/NYS LeGendre Fellowship, Women's Building, 79 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. Applications are available through Jan. 31 and must be received by Feb. 28. Requests must be accompanied by a SASE (# 10 business size). www.bpwnys.org/glg_s.html
Daughters of Penelope
Offers two 1,500 and eight $1,000 graduate scholarships for women seeking careers after marriage. Either applicant or husband must be of Greek descent or related to a DOP member. Write DOP, Scholarship Chair, 1909 Q St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20019. (202) 234-9741.
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Offers the Julia Bumry Jones Scholarship to a graduating senior, undergraduate, or graduate student majoring in journalism or communications. Applicants must be active members of Delta Sigma Theta. For applications, write Scholarship and Standard Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 1707 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Please include a 6x9 self-addressed envelope with 57 cents postage. Requests for applications must be received by Feb. 1. (202) 986-2400.
Women's International Network of Utility Professionals, Inc. Has established three fellowships to encourage high caliber applicants to work toward advanced degrees in preparation for leadership in any area of utility industries. Fields include engineering, communications, journalism, accounting, finance, computer science, etc. Applications are judged on the basis of scholarship, financial need and intention of pursuing a career in the utility or related industries. The Julia Kiene Fellowship is $2,000, the Lyle Mamer Fellowship is $1,000 and the Louisan Mamer Fellowship is $500. For applications and further information, write or call: Claudia Powell, Executive Director, Women's International Network of Utility Professionals, PO Box 64, Grove City, Ohio 43123 614-738-0603. Application and guidelines are located at www.winup.org.
BPW/NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc.
Advanced Graduate Study Fellowships of $1,000 are awarded to women who are within two years of completing studies in a graduate degree program at an accredited New York State school. Candidates must show scholastic ability and need for financial assistance.
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation
Supports the artistic achievements of female actors, writers and directors through a series of scholarships and grants, providing recipients with financial support and consultative access to the Foundation's advisory board of actors, directors, producers, composers, law, publicity, academic and trade professionals. Reflecting Adrienne's spirit, generosity, courage and whimsy, their goal is to recognize the tremendous passion and commitment of women artists in creating their own work, and provide them with support and guidance particularly during periods of transition and struggle. More Details.
American Indian Community House
If you are a documented Native American currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate program, you may qualify for financial assistance from the American Indian Community House. There is no deadline to apply, and an in-person interview will be required. http://www.aich.org/
Contact: Steve Elm, Education Coordinator
11 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: 212-598-0100, Ext. 220
American Indian Graduate Center
Fellowship grants are available to full-time graduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native heritage. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000, but can vary from year to year. The award amount is based on applicants' unmet financial need as determined by the school's financial aid office. Please check the website and application for specific scholarship deadlines. http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/
Fellowship applications are due June 1 of each year.
Contact: Marveline Vallo Gabbard (Pueblo of Acoma)
Program Assistant of Graduate Fellowship and Special Programs
American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Tel: 5-5-881-4584 Fax: 505-884-0427
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. CHCI seeks to accomplish its mission by offering educational and leadership development programs, services, and activities that promote the growth of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders. The CHCI Scholarship Program offers graduate recipients a one-time award of $5,000. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program at a US accredited college or university. Applications are due mid-April. http://www.chci.org/scholarships/
Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships
Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last two decades.
Criteria for candidates includes: Greek American heritage; U.S. citizenship; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or related communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
Candidates may visit the scholarships' website on Facebook ~ The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships ~ and download an application on the Alpha Omega Council's website at www.alphaomegacouncil.com.
The following items must be returned by email to email@example.com or by mail to The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships Committee, c/o Nancy Agris Savage, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760 by no later than March 1, 2014: 1) completed application; 2) current transcript; 3) required essay and 4) copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund
Greek American students are eligible to apply for scholarships based on both need and merit. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university. http://www.htsfund.org/guidelines.html
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) offers various scholarship opportunities for US citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic heritage who are planning to pursue a full-time graduate degree program at a US accredited institution within the United States, Puerto Rice, US Virgin Islands, or Guam. More information on individual scholarship requirements can be found on the HSF webite: http://www.hsf.net/
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) awards numerous scholarships of $1,000 or more to Korean American college students currently enrolled in a full-time graduate program within the US. The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities, and community service. Applications and instructions are available at: http://www.kasf.org/
Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)
Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 for Native American students majoring in print or broadcast journalism, or digital media. Students must be enrolled in a state or federally recognized tribe and must submit a FAFSA form. Criteria and forms are available from NAJA. Please visit the NAJA website at www.naja.com or phone (605)677-5282. www.naja.com
Maguire Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award of the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York
This award may be granted to a student who demonstrates sustained academic excellence (cumulative Grade Point Average at least 3.8) in a demanding study program. It is a one-time only award, and the full amount is paid to the recipient's school at the start of the fall semester. The applicant or one of his or her parents must be a Swiss national and he/she must be permanently domiciled in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Delaware. The application deadline is March 31 of each year. http://www.sbsny.org/sbs_scholarship_programs.html
Cyprus Children's Fund Scholarship Endowment
Offers scholarships starting at $1,000 to Cypriot nationals, Greek nationals and Americans of Greek or Cypriot descent. For an application, write The Cyprus Children's Fund, c/o 13 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016. (212) 696-4590. http://cyprus-childrensfund.org/foundations.html
Hebrew Free Loan Society
Offers a Jean and Albert Nerkin Scholarship of up to $5000 for needy individuals, primarily Jewish, who are studying any secular academe. The Free Loan Society also grants interest-free loans to students residing in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. The loan is meant to be used as a supplement to basic financial resources and is limited to 50% of the annual tuition up to a maximum of $7,500 for the academic year. Applicants need not be US citizens or Jewish to apply. For applications, contact Hebrew Free Loan Society, 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. (212) 687-0188
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Provides scholarships of up to $1,500 to refugees it assisted upon their arrival to the United States (during or after 1985). For further information, deadline and an application write the Hebrew Immigrant Society 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, attn. Marina Belotserkovsky. Please include a SASE with your request. Web site: http://www.hias.org/scholarships.php
Rose Biller Endowment Fund
The fund, administered by the Hebrew Free Loan Society on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, provides tuition scholarships of up to $4,000 to Jewish students in need of financial aid. For an application write the Hebrew Free Loan Society 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. Please include a SASE with your request.
South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)
Among the $36,000 in scholarships that SAJA gives out are several graduate scholarships that range from $1,000 to $5,000. Each year, at least a couple of the winners are incoming - or graduating - Columbia Journalism School students. The deadline is usually in early March. More info and past winners are http://saja.org/scholarships
St. Andrews Society of Washington, D.C.
A scholarship program with grants of up to $5,000 for students of Scottish descent studying in the United States. Applications are available from St. Andrew’s Society, Charity and Education Committee, 7012 Arndale Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817; James McLeod, Chair. Please include a SASE with your request.
Tuition Scholarships for Americans
The Kosciuszko Foundation offers the Albert Spiezny Journalism Scholarship among others that range from $1,000 to $5,000. Some of these are for students of Polish descent who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. For information and an application contact Addy Tymczyszyn, Program Officer, Grants and Scholarships for Americans, The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021-6595. (212) 734-2130, ext. 210. You may also obtain applications and guidelines on these scholarships from the web at www.thekf.org
UJA-Federation of New York
Offers scholarship opportunities for Jewish men and women with significant need who are legal residents of New York. To determine eligibility, visit the group’s site, click on Scholarship Info and check the chart under FAQ. www.ujafedny.org/
Guy P. Gannett Foundation Scholarship
Will provide full tuition and expenses to students from Maine pursuing careers in journalism. Students selected to receive scholarships from the Guy P. Gannett Fund will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in journalism, financial need and academic performance. Recipients will be graduates of Maine high schools or schooled at home in Maine, and will be pursuing degrees in journalism. Applications and guidelines for scholarships can be obtained after Jan. 1 by calling the Maine Community Foundation at (877) 700-6800 or by visiting the Web site at www.mainecf.org.
Journalism Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis
Students of journalism or related fields who are residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area (City of St. Louis; Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren counties in Missouri; and Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties in Illinois) are eligible to receive scholarships. For information and an application, write to Joseph Kenny, Scholarship Coordinator, St. Louis Review, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119-5004 or call (314) 792-7508.
St. Louis Journalism Foundation
Offers approximately 20 scholarships from $1000 to $3000 to residents of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area who are preparing to attend a qualified journalism school. Also awarded is the Harold Ferman Award of $200 in cooperation with the Ferman Family, for photojournalism achievement. Application’s criteria are the same for both scholarships. For information, contact Patrick Gauen, Chair, Journalism Foundation, c/o St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 120 North Main Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Please include an SASE with your request.
Long Island Advertising Club
Scholarships for LI residents with a permanent address in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens or Brooklyn, whose area of study is advertising, marketing, art design, photography, graphics, communications, audio-visual or film. T. Walker Lloyd, Chair, Scholarship Committee, LIAC, 34 Richards Road, Port Washington, NY 11050. (516) 944-0100. email@example.com
Offers grants to permanent residents of Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris, and Hudson Counties of New Jersey. Write Jack Anderson, Executive Secretary, The Pica Club, 222 Elmwood Ave., Glen Rock, NJ 07452-3607.
La Raza Media Education of San Francisco Foundation Scholarships
Offers grants to minority student residing in the San Francisco Bay area interested in pursuing studies in communications and information studies. For an application, write Felix Elizalde, La Raza Media Education Fund of San Francisco Foundation, 5942 Greenridge Rd., Castro Valley, CA 94552. (510) 881-0757.
Vikki Carr Foundation
Offers the Cardona Graduate Fellowship to Mexican-American residents of California who are between 17 and 22 years of age. Write Cardona Graduate Fellowship Program, Vikki Carr Scholarship Fdtn., PO Box 5126, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarship
Offers scholarships to students from Texas who are studying journalism or any of its related fields. The selection committee considers a broad range of criteria, including: academic standing, work samples, recommendations and career goals.
Communities Foundation of Texas
Offers scholarships to students majoring in print, film, broadcasting, design, or electronic communication; and who has a demonstrated interest in aviation. Applicants must also be a US citizen, be in need of financial assistance and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. For applications, contact External Affairs Department of CFT at (214) 750-7226 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Institute of Education (IIE)
The IIE, which seeks to foster educational exchange, has great resources for exchange students. www.iie.org/
International Financial Aid and Scholarship Search
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad. www.iefa.org/.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
This foundation supports “New Americans”: any individual who is a resident alien (i.e. holds a Green Card), has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Applications can be downloaded at www.pdsoros.org/overview
Ron Brown Fellowship Program
Supports Central and Eastern European students and young professionals for study in U.S. graduate programs and professional development through open, merit-based competition. Participating countries include Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. www.ronbrown.org/Apply.aspx
La Caixa, the largest savings bank in Spain, sponsors 50 Spanish students each year to pursue advanced academic degrees in the United States. The scholarship covers tuition and fees plus an allocation for moving expenses and living expenses.
Fundación Rafael Del Pino
Fundación Rafael Del Pino offers a maximum of 15 grants yearly for Spanish graduates, for the advancement of their studies in universities and research centers. The grants include tuition and a maximum of €25.000 yearly for living expenses. This scholarship can be awarded for the first and second year of study. www.fundacionrafaeldelpino.es
Instituto de Crédito Oficial
The ICO offers a maximum of 10 scholarships for Spanish citizens pursuing advanced degrees of relevance for the Spanish economy in foreign institutions. The scholarship award includes tuition and fees and €14.500 for living expenses. www.ico.es/web/contenidos/7085/index.html
Fulbright Program for Non-U.S. Students
The Fulbright Program enables more than 1300 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows to enter U.S. academic programs each year. Foreign students may apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the bi-national Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassies in their home countries. www.iie.org/FulbrightTemplate.cfm?Section=Foreign_Student_Program
Fulbright-Platinum Triangle Scholarship in Entrepreneurship
The Fulbright-Platinum Triangle Scholarship in Entrepreneurship is for talented New Zealanders in knowledge economy related fields to study towards a Master's degree at an American university, as well as gain professional work experience in the US and in New Zealand. www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nz-plat-tri.html
Fundación Caja Madrid
Caja Madrid, a savings bank in Spain, runs one of the major scholarship programs in the country for Spanish citizens pursuing advanced degrees abroad. The funds are awarded on a merit basis and usually cover tuition and fees, plus living and traveling expenses. www.fundacioncajamadrid.es
Banco de Credito BCP Peru
This is a student loan program for Peruvian students. You can apply for up to the entire cost of education. Once approved, loan funds can be wired directly to your tuition bill and living expense funds can be wired to your own savings account. Interest rates vary. Those interested in receiving more information should contact Mr. Ruben Robles directly at 511 442-8642 x5251. The posting of this loan program does not indicate endorsement by Columbia University. www.viabcp.com
Asian American Journalism Association Scholarships
Scholarships range from $250 to $2,000 for students in broadcast or print/photo journalism, who have an interest in improving coverage of Asian American news. This award is not limited to individuals of Asian American background. Completed application forms, at least two letters of recommendation (academic/professional), and two samples of work must be postmarked no later than Apr. 1. Contact Student Programs Coordinator, AAJA, 1182 Market Street, Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94102; or via e-mail at email@example.com. (415) 346-2051. Applications as well as Information about all their scholarships can be found on their Web site at www.aaja.org.
Japanese American Citizens League
Offers a number of graduate scholarships in amounts varying from $1,000 to one for $5,000. Applicants need not be of Japanese ancestry but must be an active, paying member of the JACL. For information and an application form, send a self-addressed envelope to JACL, National Scholarship Committee, 1765 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94115. (415) 921-5225, ext. 32. http://www.jacl.org/
National Association of Black Journalists
Offers scholarships to African American students enrolled in an accredited program majoring in print or broadcast journalism. For more information, write or call Warren Paul, NABJ, 8701 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20783 (301) 445-7100, ext. 108. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.nabj.org
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Offers scholarships to needy students who have demonstrated an interest in a career in print, broadcast, or photojournalism. For applications and information, contact Scholarship Coordinator, NAHJ Educational Program Manager, NAHJ, National Press Building, Suite 1193, Washington, DC 20045 or you can download the applications and information from their Web site at www.nahj.org. (202) 662-7144.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Offers grants from $500 to $1,000 to Hispanic-American undergraduates and graduate students who are either US citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic parentage, with full-time, daytime school status. Recommended GPA of at least a 3.0 is desirable. Write Ernest Robles, President, NHSF, 1411 West 190 Street, suite 325, Gardena, CA 90248. Include a self-addressed envelope. www.hsf.net
Hispanic Scholarship Fund and National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Scholarship
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and NHFA offer a scholarship for Latino graduate students pursuing disciplines leading to careers in the entertainment arts and industry. To be eligible, you must be of Hispanic background, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be a full-time graduate student and pursuing a degree in a designated area, including Business Administration, with an emphasis on entertainment management. Applications are online. www.hsf.net
The Point Foundation
The Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students (LGBT) of merit. This scholarship provides financial support, mentoring, and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Point Foundation attempts to identify students who are physically, intellectually, and morally capable of leadership to play an influential part in the betterment of society. Point scholars have a proven tracks record of leadership and scholastic achievement along with a strong desire to make a difference in the world. Point Foundation believes these scholars are the future of the next generation of the LGBT community. The average scholarship award per scholar is $13,600. The average total program expense that includes scholarship funding, mentoring, and leadership training is $34,000 per year per scholar. Applications open in December and close in February. http://www.pointfoundation.org/
La Unidad Latina Foundation
La Unidad Latina Foundation offers scholarships ranging from $250 to $1000 to graduate students of Hispanic backgrounds. Grants, ranging from $250 to $2500, are also awarded to student-run organizations and projects that support the educational improvement and civic empowerment of the Latino community.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is to develop the next generation. www.chci.org/chciyouth/scholarship/scholarship.htm
Deadline Club (New York City Chapter)
Offers scholarships to students majoring in print or broadcast journalism, digital media or the communications fields at area schools with campus chapters of SPJ, as well as current student members of the Deadline Club majoring in these fields. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, student performance in journalism, career potential, and service to SPJ or commitment to its mission.
There are several Columbia University fellowships, based on need and merit, for which business school students may be eligible. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year. Students are nominated by Columbia Business School and final selection is made by Columbia University. If additional information is required, you will be contacted. Please click on the link to the right for a description of each fellowship.
Institute for Humane Studies
For information on the IHS awards listed below, write or call Director, Student Affairs, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, 4084 University Dr., Suite 101, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. (703) 994-6920. Specify program on the envelope. Web site: www.theihs.org/
Humane Studies Fellowships: awards up to $17,500 to support outstanding students in social sciences, law & humanities “with a demonstrated interest in the classical liberal tradition” and intent on pursuing a scholarly or intellectual career.
Residential Summer Fellowships at IHS: awards up to $5,000 to graduate students in the social sciences, humanities and law, to encourage interdisciplinary study.
Nonresidential Summer Fellowships at IHS: awards up to $5,000 to graduate students and recent graduates to help place students in strategic positions in journalism, film, etc.
John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation (radio)
Small Scholarships of up to $2,500 awarded to graduate level students studying for a career in radio. Applicants must include transcripts and three letters of recommendation with their applications. For information contact the John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation, PO Box 221070, Carmel, CA 93922.
Council for The Advancement of Science Writing (CASW)
Offers the Rennie Taylor/Alton Blakeslee Graduate Fellowship in Science Writing. Applicants must take the science writing seminar at the Journalism School. Write or call Diane McGurgan, PO Box 404, Greenlawn, NY 11740; (631) 757-5664. CASW requests four copies of all papers being submitted. http://www.casw.org/fellowships.htm
National Press Photographers Foundation, Inc.
A dministers several scholarship funds. A student may apply for more than one scholarship but will not be awarded more than one per year.
NPPF Still Scholarship
A grant of $1,000 provided by the Endowment Fund, is given each year to a student showing aptitude and potential in the use of photographs as a communications tool and who intends to pursue a career in photojournalism. Application and information from Bill Sanders, 1252 Selkirk Court, Cary, NC 27511.
Overseas Press Club Foundation
Overseas Press Club Foundation awards 12 $2,000 scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students, studying at American colleges and universities, who aspire to become foreign correspondents.
Reid Blackburn Photojournalism Scholarship
For a photojournalism student selected on philosophy and goals of photojournalism as a career, at least $1,000. For information, write Jeremiah Coughlan c/o The Columbian, 701 West 8th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660-3008 (360)699-6015. http://www.nppa.org/professional_development/students/scholarships/
Bob East Photojournalism Scholarship
A grant of $1,000 is available to students pursuing a career in newspaper photojournalism from an endowment established by the Miami Herald in memory of Bob East, Sr. whose contributions to photojournalism spanned 45 years. Write Chuck Fadely, The Miami Herald, One Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132 or call (305) 376-2015. http://www.nppa.org/professional_development/students/scholarships/east.html
National Press Club
Offers the Dennis Feldman Fellowship for Graduate students in journalism. Winners will receive a one-year stipend of $5,000 to help defray post-graduate tuition costs. Applicants must be enrolled in or in the process of applying for, admission to an accredited graduate program in journalism. To receive an application, please send your request in writing along with a SASE to: General Manager's Office, National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20045. http://www.press.org/programs/aboutscholarship.cfm
Eugene C. Pulliam Editorial Writing Fellowship
The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation provides a grant to an outstanding editorial writer to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world through travel or study. The award can be used to cover the cost of study at a university or college. Applicants must have three years of full-time editorial writing experience. Applications should be accompanied by an employer's endorsement. For more information, E-mail Bobby Deckard, Awards Coordinator, at email@example.com or call Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, 317-927-8000, ext. 218. http://www.spj.org/a-pulliamfellow.asp
Radio & Television News Directors Foundation, Inc.
Offers several scholarships of $1,000 for qualifying students. Any graduate student enrolled in an electronic journalism sequence at an accredited university is eligible to apply. Full details and forms online www.rtnda.org or contact Karen Jackson-Bullitt, Project Coordinator, by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (202) 467-5218.
Ray Bruner Science Writing Award
Awarded annually to a reporter with less than two years experience in health news writing and no more than five years in general reporting. The prize, supported by a grant from Federal Lab. of the American Cyanamid Co., is a $1,500 honorarium and expenses to cover the annual meeting of the American Public Health Assn. in Nov. Contact P.R. Office at the APHA, 1015 Fifteenth St. NW, Washington, DC 20015. http://www.apha.org/news/bruner/
Rothbert Fund, Inc.
Offers a scholarship of $1,000 to an individual committed to spiritual values and an inclination to teach. Interviews are important and may be required. Application forms are available from the Rothbert Fund, Inc., 475 Riverside Dr., Rm. 252, New York, NY 10115, Jacob Van Rossum, Administrative Secretary. Please include a #10 SASE with your request. (212) 870-3116
William B. Ruggles Journalism Scholarship
A grant of $2,000 is awarded to a student who “exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of William B. Ruggles,” editor emeritus of the Dallas Morning News. In addition the National Institute for Labor Relations Research is looking for an individual who demonstrated an understanding of volunteerism and the problems of compulsory unionism. Send completed application form, official copy of the most recent transcripts and written essay (no longer than 500 words) demonstrating an interest in and knowledge of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, to 5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510, Springfield, VA 22151. You may also obtain scholarship forms online www.nilrr.org/ruggles.htm. (703) 321-9820
Provides two $6,000 scholarships to assist a student engaged in religious journalism or planning to enter the field. One of these fellowships is for United Methodists only. To request an application, write to Jackie Vaughn, The Fellowship Scholarship Committee, United Methodist Communications, 810 Twelfth Ave S., PO Box 302, Nashville, TN 37203. You may also obtain applications and guidelines from their Web site. Written instructions will accompany the application. Letter of acceptance to an accredited school is requested but candidates applying to the Journalism School should be made aware that decisions on acceptance are not forthcoming until April. (615) 742-5140.
Contact the Admissions Office
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