Planing on a career in journalism?
You will then need an education in a good journalism program. There are many numerous journalism scholarships grants made available from many top Journalism organizations. Included in these are specialized journalism scholarships, as well as general scholarships too. If you have a good idea already which direction you intend to go in your journalism career; you can apply for more of these scholarships. In any case, you will want to take advantage of all of the many general scholarships for journalism available today from well known, and established institutions.
National Press Club Zimmerman Scholarships Grants
One of the world’s leading professional organization for journalists ‘The National Press Club’, has a $5,000 college scholarship for high school seniors who want to study Journalism. This award was set up in memory of the late Richard G. Zimmerman. All applicants who apply must have a 3.00 GPA, and a senior in high school.
The Feldman Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Journalism
The National Press Club also has The Feldman Fellowship for graduate students looking to further their education as a Journalism student. Winners also receive a $5,000 stipend towards their tutition cost. All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Journalism.
Cox Journalism Scholarships & Grants
The Cox Journalism scholarships award (5) $2,500 scholarships grants to students looking to attend Technical or study Journalism in college. Applicants must be US citizens and attending a US school. The Cox scholarship is provided by the The James Alan Cox Foundation, in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist.
Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarships Grants
Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and graduate students who will be studying children’s media who want to expand the values & principles of Fred Rogers. The Fred Rogers Scholarships Grants awards are project based. Extra perks will also be given to winners of this award.
The Associated Press Sports Editors Scholarships & Grants
The Associated Press Sports Editors Scholarship is also available, through the Associated Press Sports Editors. Four awards are available each year, in the amount of $1,500 each, and they are available for juniors or seniors. Awards are given out based on journalistic skill & work, academic achievement, need based, and the location of where the student resides.
ACES Scholarships Grants
The American Copy Editors Society offers $8,500 in scholarships with first place get $2,500, and four others receiving $1,500 each. ACES will have a education scholarship in memory of Bill Walsh staring in year 2017. The details of the award will be created, and thus posted on the ACES website. It will be judged based on those students who exhibit the talent & passion for language, as Bill devoted his life too. ACES, the American Copy Editors Society, is a non-profit education & membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors.
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) National Scholarships Grants
The NATAS offers the Betty Endicott NATAS-NCCB Chapter Student Scholarships which range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applicants are to be majoring in communications and/or broadcast journalism. Other requirements are students must be enrolled, full time sophomore, junior or graduating senior with a declared major in communications or broadcast journalism, or a full-time graduate student in pursuit of an advanced degree in either communications or broadcast journalism, with a GPA of 3.00, or higher, and exhibit an interest in communication, or broadcast journalism through coursework, extracurricular activities, internships, jobs and volunteer work. The NATAS National Scholarship applications are accepted in February of each year.
The National Press Photographers Foundation Scholarships and Grants
If you’re going to college and you like taking pictures and writing – consider some journalism scholarships for photographers to help with tuition. Here’s how. Journalism is one thing, but photojournalism is something altogether different. With photojournalism, you must tell a story with a picture and a small bit of text – if the text is even allowed. Fortunately, there are numerous journalism scholarships that are especially designed for photographers. Unlike regular journalism, there are additional expenses for photojournalist, specifically for photography equipment and darkroom fees.
Journalism scholarships for photographers are available through the National Press Photographers Association, some of which are the Bob Baxter Scholarship, the Reid Blackburn Scholarship, and the College Photographer of the Year Scholarship, the Bob East Scholarship, the Kit C. King Graduate Scholarship, the Still Photographer Scholarship, the Gordon Yoder Award, and the Television News Scholarship, to name just a few. Seems like more new scholarships & grants are being added by the NPPA evry year. Many of them are memorial scholarships grants.
The award amounts for these photojournalism scholarships vary from one program to another, with the lowest award amount being $1000, and most being $2,000. The eligibility requirements, and the application rules and requirements vary for each program as well, and all of these journalism scholarships for photographers can be applied for through the NPPA Scholarships Grants webpage.
The Alexia Foundation sponsor’s many journalism scholarships for photographers, but these scholarships are part of contests sponsored by the Foundation. The first place scholarship award amount for undergraduates is approximately $15,000, or full-tuition to be used to study photojournalism in London. The education will take place through Syracuse University, as a part of the Syracuse University Abroad Program. There are also photojournalism scholarship awards for second place, awards of excellence, and awards for graduate students as well.