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. Cruden
National Society of Newspaper ColumnistSee website 3 scholarships are awarded to newspaper columnists. First place recieves $1,000 and second and third receive certificates.
Society of Environmental Journalists See website SEJ offers a list of various grant opportunities that are outside of the society. 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.
Religion Newswriters AssociationSee website RNA offers a $5,000 scholarship to study religion at an accredited college or university.
National Association of Black JournalistsSee website NABJ offers scholarships up to $2,500 to students interest in pursuing a career in journalism. Berry: Program Manager 301-405-0248
Asian American Journalists AssociationWashington, D.C.See websiteAAJA offers scholarship opportunities
Native American Journalists AssociationSee Website NAJA offers 3 $1,000 scholarships to Native American students studying journalism.
South Asian Journalists AssociationWashington, D.C.See Website SAJA offers $5,000 graduate and $3,000 undergraduate scholarships to students studying journalism.
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists AssociationWashington, D.C.See WebsiteOffers $3000-$5000 to LGBT students pursuing a career in journalism.Leroy Aarons Scholarship Kay Longscope Christensen
National Association of Independent Writers and EditorsSee WebsiteJournalismJanice Campbell director
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. DesignAshleigh Axios:
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. of Mississippi
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. DesignDennis Schwartz 901-867-4625
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.
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. DesignAnelle Miller
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. Design
Poets & WritersSee WebsiteOn their website they offer a wide varity of of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. 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. & PublicationSarah Zabrodski, CAA editorial manager, at 212-392-4424.
AAUW: Publication GrantSee WebsiteVarious grants of up to $30,000. Publication202.785.7700
Radio Televison Digital News AssociationRTDNA has given out over $1 million in scholarships. Hansen 770.622.7011
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.
Spencer Foundation - Education JournalismSee WebsiteOffers several grant opportunities. Manager: Annie Brinkman 312-274-6511
Sigma Delta ChiSee WebsiteOffers scholarships of at least $3,000.
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. 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., Marketing323.469.8680 ext. 223
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.,
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.
Women in Film and Video of Washington, DCSee WebsiteGoldman Scholarship, must be WIFV Member: and Alumn Carolyn's First Decade Fund: Coordinator 202-429-9438
University Film & Video AssociationSee WebsiteCarole Fielding Grant: KODAK Scholarship Program:
Association of Public Television ServiceWETA, Commonwealth Public Broadcasting, WHRO, WVPTSee WebsiteAPTS offers grants opportunities for members only.  
Society of Motion Picture and Television EngineersSee WebsiteSMPTE offers the Louis F. Wolf Jr Memorial scholarship worth $5,000 for members only. (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 SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship. &, Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications, ITSebastian Timm;
Elk Asia Pacific JournalsSeptember 29thELK Asia Pacific Journals accepts manuscripts in a variety of disciplines and the winning author with the best journal paper will be rewarded a scholarship of $500., Computer Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Law, Medical Sciences, Communication Technology
Hearst Journalism Awards ProgramSee Website - Multiple Deadlines The Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $500,000 in awards, including five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one radio competition, two television competitions, and four multimedia competitions., Photography, Radio, Television, Multimedia