Scholarship Opportunities

This database is a one-stop resource for students seeking scholarship opportunities in the media. Use the Search function below to sort by keyword or organization.

Association NameLocal/National ChapterDeadlineDescriptionLinkKeywordContact
Society of Environmental JournalistsNational2021-03-01 00:00:00SEJ offers a list of various grant opportunities that are outside of the society. specific award
Religion Newswriters AssociationNationalVaries, Typically in February or March (May for Student Catagory)RNA offers a $5,000 scholarship to study religion at an accredited college or university.
AAUW: Publication GrantNationalVaries, See WebsiteVarious grants of up to $30,000. Publication202.785.7700
AIGA: The Professional Association for DesignWashington D.C (Local), NationalApril 13th, 2021Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States Design
Association of Public Television ServiceWETA, Commonwealth Public Broadcasting, WHRO, WVPTSee WebsiteAPTS offers grants opportunities for members only. 761-1100
College Art AssociationNationalSeptember 15th, 2021CAA offers various grants such as the Millard Meiss Publication Fund and the Weyth Foundation for American Art Publication.
Elk Asia Pacific JournalsNationalSee WebsiteELK 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. Technology
Hearst Journalism Awards ProgramNationalMultiple Deadlines, see 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,
Journal Digital Media ResourceNationalSee WebsiteStudents are able to participate in essay contests that are held by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association.
LAGRANT FoundationNationalFriday, February 26, 2021 5:00 p.m. PSTThe 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.,
National Association of Black JournalistsNationalSee WebsiteNABJ offers scholarships up to $2,500 to students interest in pursuing a career in journalism.
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists AssociationNationalSee WebsiteOffers $3000-$5000 to LGBT students pursuing a career in journalism.Leroy Aarons Scholarship Kay Longscope Christensen
Native American Journalists Association NationalVaries, See WebsiteNAJA offers scholarships to Native American students studying journalism.
Poets & WritersNationalSee WebsiteOn their website they offer a wide varity of of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Publication
Public Relations Society of America/ Public Relations Student Society of AmericaGMU PRSSA (Local), NationalVaries, See WebsiteRSSA offers scholarships for academic achievement, internship experience, as well as conference grants to help pay for attending a PRSA/PRSSA conference
Radio Televison Digital News AssociationLocal March 1st, 2021Since 1970, RTDNF has awarded 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.,
Sigma Delta ChiLocal, NationalMarch 15th, 2021Offers scholarships of at least $3,000.Masonleaps.gmu.eduJournalism
Spencer Foundation - Education JournalismNationalVaries, see websiteOffers several grant opportunities.
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)NationalMay 14th, 2021Offers a $750 cash prize to an undergraduate student. Design
The Society of Illustrators: Student ScholarshipNationalFebruary 21st, 2021The Society of Illustrators offers a Student Scholarship Competition yearly. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used., Graphic