Scholarship Opportunities

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OrganizationLocal ChapterNational ChapterDeadline to ApplyShort DescriptionDirect Link to ScholarshipKeywordsContact Info
American Copy Editors SocietyNovemberA commitment to a career in copy editing; exemplary work and academic achievement. Five scholarships totaling to $6,500 avaliable.http://www.copydesk.org/blog/2016/03/13/students-apply-for-aces-scholarships-by-nov-15-2/JournalismAlex Cruden
alex@copydesk.org
National Society of Newspaper ColumnistSee website 3 scholarships are awarded to newspaper columnists. First place recieves $1,000 and second and third receive certificates.http://www.columnists.com/nsnc-education-foundation/Journalismhttp://www.columnists.com/contact/contact-form/
Society of Environmental Journalists See website SEJ offers a list of various grant opportunities that are outside of the society. http://www.sej.org/initiatives/awards-fellowships/nonSEJ-awardsJournalismSee specific award
The Association for Women in Sports MediaSee website AWSM awards female college students who are interested in sports media in various disciplines $1,000 and are placed in an internship. They also receive complimentary registration and lodging for the annual conference. http://awsmonline.org/internship-scholarship/2016-internship-scholarship-winners/Journalismawsminternship@gmail.com
Religion Newswriters AssociationSee website RNA offers a $5,000 scholarship to study religion at an accredited college or university.http://www.religionlink.com/training/contests-and-awards/Journalismhttp://www.religionlink.com/about/contact-the-editor/
National Association of Black JournalistsSee website NABJ offers scholarships up to $2,500 to students interest in pursuing a career in journalism.http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholars2016JournalismScott Berry: Program Manager 301-405-0248 Sberry@nabj.org
Asian American Journalists AssociationWashington, D.C.See websiteAAJA offers scholarship opportunities http://www.aaja.org/apply-for-a-scholarship-now/Journalismnational@aaja.org
Native American Journalists AssociationSee Website NAJA offers 3 $1,000 scholarships to Native American students studying journalism.http://www.naja.com/students/naja-scholarships/Journalismhttp://www.naja.com/contact/
South Asian Journalists AssociationWashington, D.C.See Website SAJA offers $5,000 graduate and $3,000 undergraduate scholarships to students studying journalism.http://www.saja.org/scholarshipsJournalism
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists AssociationWashington, D.C.See WebsiteOffers $3000-$5000 to LGBT students pursuing a career in journalism.Leroy Aarons Scholarship http://www.nlgja.org/resources/aarons/ Kay Longscope http://www.nlgja.org/resources/longcope/JournalismJen Christensen president@nlgja.org
National Association of Independent Writers and EditorsSee WebsiteJournalismJanice Campbell director @naiwe.org
AIGA: The Professional Association for DesignWashington, D.C.See WebsiteWorldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. http://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship/Graphic DesignAshleigh Axios: info@aigadc.org
Society for News DesignWashington, D.C.See WebsiteSND Foundation Scholarship to a deserving students interested in and showing promise for pursuing a career in visual journalism. The cash award is $2,000.http://www.snd.org/foundation/the-sndf-scholarship/JournalismUniversity of Mississippi
dasanefs@go.olemiss.edu
American Design Drafting AssociationSee WebsiteADDA gives out scholarship to members based on Student of the Year, Instructor of the Year, Member/Professional of the Year, Chapter of the Year.http://www.adda.org/index.php/awards-and-recognitions/student-of-the-yearGraphic DesignDennis Schwartz 901-867-4625 dschwartz@adda.org
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)See WebsiteMentorship/ Internship - This program matches protégés (final year Student Members or Provisional RGDs) with mentors (Provisional RGDs or RGDs) to help protégés develop the necessary skills to enter or continue on a professional career path in graphic design.http://www.rgd.ca/programs/student-awards/indexGraphic Designinfo@rgd.ca
The Society of Illustrators See WebsiteThe Society of Illustrators offers a Student Scholarship Competition yearly. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. http://www.societyillustrators.org/Awards-and-Competitions/Student-Scholarship/Overview.aspxGraphic DesignAnelle Miller anelle@societyillustrators.org
University & College Designers Association (UCDA)See WebsiteUCDA offers a Design Conference Professional Development Scholarship the application is typically due around June and is meant for students who have not attended the Design Conference and to help offset the cost of attending the design conference.https://ucda.com/scholarship.lassoGraphic Design
Poets & WritersSee WebsiteOn their website they offer a wide varity of of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.http://www.pw.org/grantsPrint Publication(212) 226-3586
College Art AssociationSee WebsiteCAA offers various grants such as the Millard Meiss Publication Fund and the Weyth Foundation for American Art Publication.http://www.collegeart.org/wyeth/ & http://www.collegeart.org/meiss/Print PublicationSarah Zabrodski, CAA editorial manager, at 212-392-4424.
AAUW: Publication GrantSee WebsiteVarious grants of up to $30,000. http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/Print Publication202.785.7700 connect@aauw.org
Radio Televison Digital News AssociationRTDNA has given out over $1 million in scholarships.https://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarship_infoRadioKaren Hansen 770.622.7011 karenh@rtdna.org
Journal Digital Media ResourceSee WebsiteStudents are able to participate in essay contests that are held by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association.http://jea.org/blog/category/awards/Journalism info@jeadigitalmedia.org aaronmanfull@gmail.com
Spencer Foundation - Education JournalismSee WebsiteOffers several grant opportunities. http://www.spencer.org/applyJournalismGrants Manager: Annie Brinkman 312-274-6511 abrinkman@spencer.org
Sigma Delta ChiSee WebsiteOffers scholarships of at least $3,000.http://sdxdc.org/SDXDCScholarship.htmlJournalism
Public Relations Society of America/ Public Relations Student Society of America GMU PRSSA See WebsiteRSSA offers scholarships for academic achievement, internship experience, as well as conference grants to help pay for attending a PRSA/PRSSA conference.http://www.prssa.org/scholarships_competitions/individual/PR(212) 460-1400 
LAGRANT FoundationSee WebsiteThe LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) will award 40 scholarships per year. Students must be attending four-year accredited institutions in the U.S. and majoring in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.
https://www.lagrantfoundation.org/Scholarship%20ProgramAdvertising, Marketing323.469.8680 ext. 223 erickainiguez@lagrant.com
American Academy of AdvertisingSee WebsiteThe American Academy of Advertising Doctoral Dissertation Grant Competition exists to promote doctoral research in advertising. Typically, one or two doctoral students receive grants in the range of $1,000 to $2,000. Awards are based on a competitive review of dissertation proposals. Any topic in advertising may be addressed. http://www.aaasite.org/page-1557255Advertising, Marketingdirector@aaasite.org
Radio Televison Digital News AssociationSee WebsiteRTDNF awards more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships to more than 500 young journalists as part of its mission as the educational arm of RTDNA.https://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarship_infoTelevisionkarenh@rtdna.org
Women in Film and Video of Washington, DCSee WebsiteGoldman Scholarship, must be WIFV Member: http://www.wifv.org/programs/goldman-scholarship/ and Alumn Carolyn's First Decade Fund: http://www.wifv.org/programs/carolyns-first-decade-fund/http://www.wifv.org/programs/TelevisionScholarhips Coordinator 202-429-9438
University Film & Video AssociationSee WebsiteCarole Fielding Grant: http://www.ufva.org/?page=CaroleFieldingApp KODAK Scholarship Program: https://ufva.site-ym.com/?page=Grantshttp://www.ufva.org/?page=Grants&hhSearchTerms=%22scholarships%22Television ufvahome@gmail.com
Association of Public Television ServiceWETA, Commonwealth Public Broadcasting, WHRO, WVPTSee WebsiteAPTS offers grants opportunities for members only.http://www.apts.org/grantcenter/signupTelevision202-654-4200  
Society of Motion Picture and Television EngineersSee WebsiteSMPTE offers the Louis F. Wolf Jr Memorial scholarship worth $5,000 for members only.https://www.smpte.org/scholarshipsTelevision+1 (914) 761-1100
American Marketing VenturesDecember 15thAMV offers two $1,000 scholarships each year for "emerging marketing geniuses": The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship and The Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship.https://www.leadroster.com/?scholarship & https://publicity.ai/?scholarshipAdvertising, Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications, ITSebastian Timm; sebastiantimm9@gmail.com