Category Archives: Scholarships

Scholarships available from PRSA

Central Iowa Public Relations Society of America scholarship applications are live, with a $1,500 undergraduate PR scholarship and a $500 advanced degree scholarship. Applications are due Oct. 6. More information can be found here.


LGBTQ Journalists offer academic, convention scholarships

CONNECT: Student Journalism Projects

NLGJA’s, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists’, CONNECT: Student Journalism Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 12 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism.

 This year’s National Convention is at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Sept. 7-10, 2017.

NLGJA covers student expenses including airfare, food and accommodations.

Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.

Aarons and Longcope Scholarships 

NLGJA offers annual scholarships to students hoping to pursue a journalism career.

The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award

For 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $3,000 tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

For the 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

Applications for CONNECT and Scholarships are due May 31, 2017. 

Apply at

 For more information on NLGJA and our student opportunities please visit Please contact Sachelle Brooks ( with any questions or concerns.


The Bert Dince Memorial Hopeful to Hired Scholarship will be awarded to one student per year who can demonstrate that they are actively preparing for their dream job while still in college.

Author Adam Dince will donate $500 to the scholarship. In addition, 10% of in-person and 5% of online Hopeful to Hired book sale proceeds will be added to the Bert Dince Memorial Hopeful to Hired Scholarship award.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited non-profit college in an undergraduate program and be a U.S. citizen/US permanent resident.
  • Have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted via email.
  • Must submit an essay no longer than 1,000 characters that articulates how he/she is preparing while in college to find their dream job when they begin entering the workforce.
  • Scholarship winner will be contacted by phone and/or e-mail on August 15, 2017.
  • Click here to read the complete terms and conditions of the Bert Dince Memorial Hopeful to Hired Scholarship.

Scholarship Award Information:

  • Application due date is: March 31, 2017
  • Scholarship will be awarded on: August 15, 2017
  • Number of awards: 1 per year
  • Minimum award amount: $500.00
  • Maximum award amount: $2,500.00
  • Learn more about Bert Dince

Summer Institute on Political Journalism

The Summer 2017 Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC, is now acception applications. The program includes:

  • Undergraduate academic credit from George Mason University
  • Internship placement with an organization in the Washington, DC Metro Area
  • Fully furnished on-campus housing in the heart of Washington, DC

Nominate a Top Student Today

Faculty can also nominate students for special scholarship consideration. The institute awards close to a million dollars annually and preference is given to nominated students. For more information visit

 More information on the institute programs may be found at For questions, contact Mary Stankus, director of recruitment and admissions, at or 202.986.0384.

Journalism + Communications Internships – the Ultimate DC Experience!

 Institute on Political Journalism

June 3 – July 28, 2017

Early Application Deadline: December 6, 2016 – 5% tuition discount

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8-week program allows students to intern in the fields of journalism, public relations and communication while earning academic credit.

Live: Each year, Washington, DC attracts many journalism student interns who are all passionate about politics, getting the story straight and learning the ins and outs of the news business.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

 Learn: Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level ethics, government and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

Intern: A journalism or communications internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area.  We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 45 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

  • Internship placements include:
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV and radio stations
  • Online publications
  • News Services
  • PR and communication firms

 Connect: Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections with working journalists and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

 We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:

  • Mentor Program with DC media and PR professionals
  • Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
  • Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the National Press Club and Capitol Hill

Make plans for your summer! Visit to begin an online application today. Apply by the early deadline of December 6 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration as well as a 5% tuition discount.


We strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarship awards are granted based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

 Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Scholarships for college sports journalists

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students’ journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1.

 Please include the following information in your letter of application:

  • Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.
  • Academic: A copy of your collegiate grades.
  • Financial: A brief rundown of your financial situation, with regards to how you plan to pay for tuition.
  • Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections you have edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at with APSE Scholarship in subject line.

If you need to use standard mail for academic information, send to this address:

APSE Scholarship
c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor
Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02205-2845

Fulbright grant for November program in Berlin

The German-American Fulbright Commission is offering scholarships for U.S. journalism students to attend a program in Berlin on Nov. 13-19, 2016. The program offers young U.S. journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society. This intensive program consists of a series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media, and German political and cultural institutions. The program will be conducted in English.

The grant provided by the Fulbright Commission covers program costs including hotel accommodation, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, local transportation, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a small incidental allowance. The application deadline is June 7. The program description and the application form can be accessed at: