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  • BEA National Scholarships in Broadcasting
    $1,500 to $4,000
    October 15
    Sponsor: Broadcast Education Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be college juniors or seniors or graduate students at BEA member universities, students pursuing freshman and sophomore instruction only or students who have already completed BEA two-year programs at a four-year college.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1771 N Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Bob East Scholarship
    $2,000
    December 2
    Sponsor: National Press Photographers Foundation Bob East Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must either be an undergraduate in the first three and one half years of college or be planning to pursue postgraduate work.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Chuck Fadely
    The Miami Herald
    One Herald Plaza
    Miami, FL 33132

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  • Bob Eddy Scholarship Program
    $500-$2,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists

    Eligibility: Applicants must be rising college juniors or seniors at a four-year college and Connecticut residents or students of Connecticut schools. They should be able to submit samples of work that shows interest and competency in journalism.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, essay and writing samples, tapes or related work in any media are required.

    Attn: Paul Singley
    P.O. Box 5071
    Woodbridge, CT 06525

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  • Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Sports Journalism Scholarship
    $2,000
    February 21
    Sponsor: Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Connecticut high school seniors, be admitted to an accredited four-year college and plan to pursue studies leading to a career in sports journalism. Students who meet academic standards can receive additional aid.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, summary of academic and employment history, evidence of good academic standing, letter of recommendation and three samples of published work are required.

    P.O. Box 70
    Unionville, CT 06085-0070

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  • Carole Simpson Scholarship
    $2,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: Radio Television Digital News Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major as long as their career intent is television or radio news. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship. Preference is given to students of color.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    529 14th Street NW
    Suite 1240
    Washington, DC 20045

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  • CCNMA Scholarships
    $500-$1,000
    August 7
    Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either California residents or be attending California schools. While the student's degree does not have to be in journalism, they must demonstrate plans to pursue a career in journalism. An interview and autobiographical essay are required. Awards are based also on financial need, academic achievement and civic responsibility.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
    725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 404
    Santa Monica, CA 90401-1734

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  • College Photographer of the Year
    Varies
    September 22
    Sponsor: National Press Photographers Foundation College Photographer of the Year

    Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a full-time four-year college or university, provide a portfolio and demonstrate financial need. Applicants can apply to as many NPPA scholarships as desired, but only one award will be granted to each winner.

    How to apply: Applications are available by written or email request.

    David Rees
    CPOY Director, School of Journalism, The University of Missouri
    106 Lee Hills Hall
    Columbus, MO 65211

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  • Donna Darovich Gridiron Scholarship
    $1,500
    February 7
    Sponsor: Society of Professional Journalists - Fort Worth Professional Chapter

    Eligibility: Applicants must be attending a college, university or junior college in Texas and must be preparing for a career in journalism. Students must take at least six academic hours a semester and have a minimum GPA of 2.25 at time of application and for the duration of the award. This scholarship recognizes various types of writing, including news, arts, lifestyle and people.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Vice President of Scholarships
    P.O. Box 3212
    Fort Worth, TX 76113

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  • Ed Bradley Scholarship
    $10,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: Radio Television Digital News Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major as long as their career intent is television or radio news. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    529 14th Street NW
    Suite 1240
    Washington, DC 20045

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  • FOWA Scholarship for Outdoor Communicators
    $1,000
    June 11
    Sponsor: Florida Outdoor Writers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students at Florida colleges or universities or students from any school whose applications are endorsed by a FOWA member or faculty advisor. They must have a career goal that entails communicating love and appreciation of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Selection is based on essay, faculty advisor or FOWA member endorsement, scholastic merit and extracurricular activities. Preference is given to journalism and communications majors.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. A cover page, essay, resume and letter of endorsement are required. Other supporting materials will be considered.

    24 NW 33 Court
    Suite A
    Gainesville, FL 32607

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  • Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship
    $500-$1,000
    August 7
    Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino, be either California residents or attending California schools and have an interest in pursuing a journalism career. An interview is required. Financial need, academic achievement and community involvement are also considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
    725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 404
    Santa Monica, CA 90401-1734

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  • Iowa Newspaper Association Scholarships
    $500-$1,000
    February 14
    Sponsor: Iowa Newspaper Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Iowa residents who are high school seniors or current college students and must attend an in-state college or university. Students must plan to work in the newspaper industry in Iowa upon completion of their degrees.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of reference, personal statement and two writing samples are required.

    319 E 5th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309

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  • Jack B. Tinsley Gridiron Scholarship
    $1,500
    February 7
    Sponsor: Society of Professional Journalists - Fort Worth Professional Chapter

    Eligibility: Applicants must be attending a college, university or junior college in Texas and must be preparing for a career in journalism. Students must take at least six academic hours a semester and have a minimum GPA of 2.25 at time of application and for the duration of the award. This scholarship recognizes excellence in opinion writing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Vice President of Scholarships
    P.O. Box 3212
    Fort Worth, TX 76113

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  • Jay Milner Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 7
    Sponsor: Society of Professional Journalists - Fort Worth Professional Chapter

    Eligibility: Applicants must be attending a college, university or junior college in Texas and must be preparing for a career in journalism. Students must take at least six academic hours a semester and have a minimum GPA of 2.25 at time of application and for the duration of the award. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Vice President of Scholarships
    P.O. Box 3212
    Fort Worth, TX 76113

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  • Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship
    $500-$1,000
    June 15
    Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either attending California schools or be California residents attending out-of-state schools. Students must show an interest in journalism (broadcast, print, photo or online) and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online, by email, by mail or by phone.

    ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
    725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 404
    Santa Monica, CA 90401-1734

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  • Julianne Malveaux Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009-3298

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  • Lina Davis Scholarship
    $2,000
    February 7
    Sponsor: Society of Professional Journalists - Fort Worth Professional Chapter

    Eligibility: Students must be be graduates of an Arlington, Texas high school or must be enrolled in UT-Arlington, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University or Tarrant County College and must be preparing for a career in journalism. Applicants must have finished 60 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be involved with college student news media or be an employee or intern with a professional news organization.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Vice President of Scholarships
    P.O. Box 3212
    Fort Worth, TX 76113

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  • Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: Radio Television Digital News Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major but must have a career goal of becoming a sports reporter for television or radio. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    529 14th Street NW
    Suite 1240
    Washington, DC 20045

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  • Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship Program
    Up to $5,000
    February 21
    Sponsor: National Association of Hispanic Journalists

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, undergraduates or first-year graduate students who plan to pursue careers in journalism in Spanish-language television or radio. The award includes an opportunity to intern with the news division of Univision or an affiliate. Applicants must write an essay in Spanish outlining their career goals and provide Spanish-language samples of their work.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarship Committee
    1050 Connecticut Avenue NW
    10th Floor
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Marshall E. McCullough Scholarship
    $1,500-$2,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: National Dairy Shrine

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors planning to enter a four-year university with intent to major in the dairy or animal sciences with a communications emphasis or agricultural journalism with a dairy or animal science emphasis, and they must intend to work in the dairy industry following graduation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 725
    Denmark, WI 54208

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  • Mary Moy Quan Ing Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    April 21
    Sponsor: Asian American Journalists Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors intending to major in journalism. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to the field of journalism, sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement, journalistic ability, scholastic ability and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5 Third Street
    Suite 1108
    San Francisco, CA 94103

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  • NAHJ General Scholarships - RubĂ©n Salazar Fund
    $1,000-$2,000
    February 28
    Sponsor: National Association of Hispanic Journalists

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, college undergraduate or graduate students who plan to pursue careers in English or Spanish-language broadcast journalism.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarship Committee
    1050 Connecticut Avenue NW
    10th Floor
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity
    $2,000 plus $500 book stipend
    March 1
    Sponsor: National Press Club

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to enter college the year after graduation. Students must intend to become a journalist and bring diversity to U.S. journalism.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, transcript, copy of FAFSA, letter of acceptance or proof of college application, three letters of recommendation and up to five work samples are required.

    529 14th Street NW
    13th Floor
    Washington, DC 20045

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  • Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships/Internships
    $2,000-$3,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Overseas Press Club Foundation

    Eligibility: Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in a career as a foreign correspondent. Eligible students must be attending American colleges or universities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    40 West 45 Street
    New York, NY 10036

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  • RTNDA President's Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: Radio Television Digital News Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores, juniors or seniors with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major as long as their career intent is to pursue a career in radio, television or digital journalism. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    529 14th Street NW
    Suite 1240
    Washington, DC 20045

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  • Stoody-West Fellowship
    $6,000
    March 15
    Sponsor: United Methodist Communications

    Eligibility: Applicants must be an active member of the United Methodist Church. Students must be enrolled in a post-graduate program focused on religious journalism in the United States.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 320
    Nashville, TN 37202

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  • Vincent Chin Scholarship
    $500
    April 21
    Sponsor: Asian American Journalists Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled full-time and must be currently taking or planning to take journalism courses and/or pursuing a career in journalism. Applicants are not required to be Asian Americans but must support the mission of the AAJA and be committed to work within the community. Selection is based on the applicant's promise to support the field of journalism and issues faced by Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans. In addition, selection is based on financial need, academic achievement and demonstrated ability in journalism as well as the applicant's resume, two letters of recommendation, essay and work samples.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5 Third Street
    Suite 1108
    San Francisco, CA 94103

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