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Effective communication is key to a successful career and successful relationships. Conveying one's intended message is practically an art form. Many would argue that it absolutely is and, if they majored in communications, might just argue the point successfully. Students who major in a subject within the college of communications or those who directly major in communications can enter an interesting array of fields. They can find careers in journalism, photography, radio announcing, advertising, publishing, graphic design and more.

Such fields are exciting and appealing and, therefore, competitive. One of the best ways to get your foot in the door is to receive a good education, both as an undergraduate and potentially as a graduate student. And usually, you get what you pay for — a good but expensive education.

Fortunately, there are plenty of communications scholarship awards are available. There are even communications scholarships completely restricted to such students, meaning that all those amateur journalists, editors and media moguls who have declared other majors will be automatically disqualified from such competitions. That’s bad for them but great for you and your odds of winning these scholarships.

On top of major-specific awards, communications students have a good chance of winning scholarships that involve essays or other persuasive components — after all, you wouldn’t be majoring in communication if it wasn’t something you enjoyed! Contests for photography, filmmaking and new media can also cater to a communications major’s unique skills. As a student of human interactions, you’re more likely to nail all the aspects of etiquette in the scholarship search, as well. And since communications is such a broad category, you might find additional college scholarships for your specific concentration, in addition to your major.

To find communications scholarships you may be eligible to receive, check out our free scholarship search at Scholarships.com. With information about more than 2.7 million scholarships and grants, you’re bound to find something. If it’s not the major that makes you eligible, it will be something else. Either way, get the education you need to get ahead...and the money you need to pay for it.

Anthony C. "Tony" Russo Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
The NPELRA Foundation is a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA). The Foundation provides scholarships to deserving graduate students studying labor and employee relations or a closely related field. The Foundation seeks to provide worthy graduate students interested in a career in public sector labor and employee relations with financial [...] More

AQHA Journalism or Communications Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
Many fields of employment are tied either directly or indirectly to the horse industry. Career path scholarships allow students to obtain a degree in areas such as racing, animal science, journalism, communications, therapeutic/adaptive riding and veterinary medicine. Support for students within these fields is imperative to the sustainability and advancement of our industry. Undergraduate, [...] More

ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship is an award for amateur radio operators.

Eligibility:
-Possess any active Amateur Radio License Class
-Be a resident of Georgia or Alabama
-Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
-Should be majoring in electronics, communications or related fields
-Enrolled at any accredited institution in Georgia or Alabama

Applications are available online, [...] More

AWMF & Ford Motor Company Emerging Voices Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund have created a program where promising female undergraduate or graduate students provide journalistic content for AWMF. As a part of the "Emerging Voices" Scholarship program, the two selected students will receive scholarships, made payable directly to each student's educational institute in the name of Ford Motor [...] More

AWMF & Loreen Arbus Foundation Focus on Disability Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Our mission is to utilize the media to create positive change. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the media and allied fields.

This journalist scholarship program consists of one scholarship, made payable directly to the winning student's educational institute. The [...] More

Beef Industry Scholarship
Application Deadlines: October 30, Annually
Sponsored by CME Group & the National Cattlemen's Foundation, ten scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the beef industry. Fields of study may include: education, communications, production, research or any other area involved with the beef industry. The purpose of this program is to identify and encourage talented and thoughtful students who [...] More

Bob Ross Student Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 13, Annually
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Northern California chapter, is pleased to announce the sixth annual Bob Ross Student Scholarship. Sponsored by the Bob Ross Foundation, the $2,500 scholarship honors Northern California students who demonstrate a commitment to the NLGJA mission. Recipients are honored at the NLGJA-NorCal Excellence in Journalism ceremony in October in San [...] More

Burt Scherman Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
Multiple scholarships may be awarded. This scholarship is sponsored by HP and administered by EDSF, and it is offered to talented university students pursuing degrees in graphic communications and careers in the printing industry.
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace. These [...] More

CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship provides financial support and hope to meritorious students who demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues. Preference is given to LGBT students although all students are invited to apply. Application and/or acceptance of the award will not be construed as an indication of the sexual orientation of [...] More

Charlie Corr Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace. These careers may include: Computer science & engineering (for example: Web design, Webmaster, software development, materials engineer, applications specialist, IT designer, systems analyst) and Graphic & Media Communications (for example: [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
CBYX for Young Professionals is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State. The program annually gives 75 American young professionals the opportunity to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX program consists of three phases: two months of German language school; four months of classes in your career field at a [...] More

Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
To support the next generation of communicators, the Texas Outdoor Writers Association offers the Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship. The professional communicators of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association are dedicated to maintaining and improving skills in the written and spoken word, radio and television, photography, illustration, and electronic media. TOWA fosters fellowship among its members [...] More

Earl Woods Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines:
The Earl Woods Scholarship Program was created to honor Tiger's father, Earl, and his lifelong commitment to children. Scholarships are awarded to academically successful, graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to community service.

Eligibility:
-Student must be a graduating high school senior from a geographic area that has been invited to [...] More

EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. These careers may include: computer science & engineering (for example: web design, webmaster, software development, materials engineer, applications specialist, IT designer, systems analyst) and graphic & media communications (for example: [...] More

Harry C. Hamm Family Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
The Harry C. Hamm Family Scholarship is a scholarship offered to a college sophomore, junior, or senior who is pursuing a degree in journalism or communications at any college or university in West Virginia.

Eligibility/Requirements:
-Be a sophomore, junior, or senior college student in pursuit of a BA in journalism or communications
-Be enrolled in a West Virginia 4-year institution
-Be a [...] More

IFC-UC Irvine MSU
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
ISF offers many joint scholarships to Muslim Student/University Alumni groups that share its common mission and vision. ISF is honored to work with the UC Irvine Muslim Alumni Association to host the ISF-UCI Muslim Alumni Scholarship to enable UCI students to achieve their goals in higher education. The program aims to seek to reciprocally reward active leaders in the Muslim Ummah, who have the [...] More

Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship
Application Deadlines: January 29, Annually
The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards the Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications.

Each is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career in [...] More

ISC-IIOC Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-IIOC scholarship of the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC). The ISF-IIOC Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with this center.

Each Eligible Applicant Must Be:
-Active member of the IIOC
-Attending an accredited university in the [...] More

ISF National Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2009 whose mission is to address the under-representation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. Our belief is that fostering education and improving Muslim representation in all walks of life including media and politics will lead to full integration and [...] More

ISF-MCA Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCA Scholarship of the Muslim Community Association of the Bay Area, MCA. The ISF-MCA Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCA.

Each eligible applicant must be:
-Active member of the MCA
-Attending an accredited university in [...] More

ISF-MCC Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCC Scholarship of the Muslim Community Center East Bay, MCC. The ISF-MCC Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCC.

Each Eligible Applicant Must Be:
-An active member of the MCC
-Attending an accredited university in the [...] More

ISF-MSA West Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
ISF offers many joint scholarships to Muslim Student/University Alumni groups that share its common mission and vision. ISF is honored to work with the MSA-West to host the ISF-MSA West Scholarship.

Each Eligible Applicant Must:
-Be attending an accredited MSA West member university in the U.S. and attended the MSA West Conference
-Majoring in an ISF supported field of study
-Maintaining a [...] More

ISF-SRVIC Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
ISF offers many joint and sponsored scholarships with partner organizations, masjids, student/alumni associations and private sponsors that share its mission and vision. SF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-SRVIC scholarship of the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center (SRVIC). The ISF-SRVIC Scholarship program is only [...] More

James B. Simpson Fellowship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
Endowed by the late Rev. James B. Simpson, author of Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations the Simpson Fellows will conduct projects related to the collection, archiving, and publication of notable quotations as specified in the fund, The recipients are required to entitle any published research: Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations: Notable Quotes Since 1950. The fellows report directly to and work [...] More

JEA National High School Journalist of the Year
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships - named for the Journalism Education Association's long-time treasurer - recognize some of the top high school journalists in the country. The contest begins at the state level. Winning portfolios from the state High School Journalist of the Year competitions are sent to the national level. Portfolios are judged and winners announced at the JEA/NSPA Spring National [...] More

Knowlton Operator's Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Knowlton Operator's Scholarship is awarded to operators for training when budgetary constraints eliminate the opportunity for some to attend training for certification, advancement or professional development.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a scholarship for undergraduate studies of religion, journalism, or communications. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Eligibility:
-Must be a United Methodist [...] More

Lynda Baboyian Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace. These careers may include: Computer science & engineering (for example: Web design, Webmaster, software development, materials engineer, applications specialist, IT designer, systems analyst) and Graphic & Media Communications (for example: [...] More

Media Alliance of Houston Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 10, Annually
The Houston Chapter of Media Alliance of Houston (MAH) will award scholarships to college juniors or seniors who have at least one full-time semester left of college. The scholarships will be awarded to students attending a Texas public or private university that offers radio, television, film, public relations, advertising/communications or broadcasting as the major emphasis of study and/or [...] More

Media Fellows Program
Application Deadlines: July 14, Annually
With the Media Fellows Program, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding several scholarships each academic year. In the upcoming academic year, the foundation will distribute over $40,000 in total scholarship awards.

These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public [...] More

Mercatus Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students attending master's, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy.

The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to the Austrian, Virginian, and Bloomington schools of political economy as academic [...] More

National Louis University D214 Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
In preparation for the inaugural Harrison Pathways Program class at the Wheeling, IL campus, National Louis University is pleased to offer two full tuition scholarships to District 214 students. The Harrison Pathways Program is designed to be a flexible and affordable program that can lead to any of NLU's undergraduate degrees including Applied Communication, Business Administration, Human [...] More

NBC Universal Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges.

Minimum general eligibility requirements for Full Circle scholarships include:
-U.S. citizenship
-Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
-Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a [...] More

NCTA& AWM Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 24, Annually
Building on its inaugural year, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) are pleased to announce they are offering a student scholarship for another year.

The mission of this partnership is to assist two female undergraduate or graduate students in the United States in their studies as well as to shed a light on issues of [...] More

NDS McCullough Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
Applicant must be a high school senior planning to enter a four-year-college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. Student must be planning on a career in dairy journalism or communications. Scholarship is based on communication abilities and future plans. This scholarship is [...] More

NDS Sophomore Merit Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The National Dairy Shrine Sophomore Merit Scholarship is to encourage qualified undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations. Major areas include Dairy Production, Dairy or Agricultural Economics, Communication, or Accounting, Dairy Research Scientist, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical Marketing or Sales, Dairy Consultant, [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year by March 1st. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable [...] More

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 29, Annually
The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards scholarships annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications.

Eligibility:
-High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of these states, and will graduate this spring
-College [...] More

NPPF Bob East Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

Bob East was a colorful and widely known veteran photographer at The Miami Herald. He died from a surgical accident in 1985, after more than 45 years in the [...] More

NPPF Kit C. King Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

Kit C. King was the Chief Photographer at The Spokesman-Review and Spokane Chronicle. He died in a fishing accident in the Snake River in 1991. The Kit C. King [...] More

NPPF Reid Blackburn Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

Reid Blackburn was a staff photographer until his death on May 18, 1980. He was on assignment at Mount St. Helens when it erupted and took his life. This award [...] More

NPPF TV Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Opportunities for true photojournalism in television news have prompted this scholarship. It is one way to encourage those involved in television production to see the person holding the camera as more than a camera person, a true photojournalist. Like the scholarships for still photographers, this award is aimed at those students with television news photojournalism potential, but with little [...] More

Ohio Newspaper Association Minority Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.

Eligibility:
-Applicant must be a graduating senior at an Ohio high school. Awardee must be enrolled as college [...] More

ONWA Annual Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a male or female student currently enrolled as a junior or senior in an Ohio college or university and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program.

Eligibility:
-Applicant may be male or female and must be enrolled as a junior or senior at an Ohio [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group John A. Lopiano Endowed Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks Communications Group and administered by EDSF. Academic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers with special consideration given to students who work in or whose family member has worked or currently works in a segment of the graphic arts or communications industry.

To be eligible for an EDSF scholarship, students [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group Woman of Distinction
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. These careers may include: computer science & engineering (for example: web design, webmaster, software development, materials engineer, applications specialist, IT designer, systems analyst) and graphic & media communications (for example: [...] More

Park Scholar Award
Application Deadlines: January 02, Annually
The Park Scholar Program offers much more than a scholarship; it creates a dynamic learning community that develops future communications leaders who engage critically, act globally, and perform ethically. Through a mixture of academic and service programming, scholars are challenged to take action and give back to their communities, and to use the power of mass communication to make a positive [...] More

Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship for Greek-Americans pursuing careers in journalism and communications.The Alpha Omega Council, comprised of leading businesspersons of Hellenic ancestry, honors its late founder by presenting the Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships annually to several young Greek-Americans pursuing studies in the fields of journalism or communications. The scholarship has been given [...] More

PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The PMI Alaska Chapter aims to promote project management professionalism and serve the professional, education, and networking needs of its members and the residents of Alaska interested in project management. In this endeavor, it has created an endowed fund to support at least one annual academic scholarship per year. As the fund grows over several years, additional scholarships may be added or [...] More

PMI Central Iowa Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations [...] More

PMI Charles Lopinsky Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations [...] More

PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
We are pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations, and universities.

In order to be considered [...] More

PMI Eric Jenett Founders Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations [...] More

PMI Eric Jenett Memorial Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
We are pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations, and universities.

In honor of the [...] More

PMI New York City Chapter Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
In order to be considered eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management, and/or a field that benefits from project management (i.e., science/engineering, hotel management, information technology, pharmaceutical, business administration, construction, human resources, educational administration, etc.), with [...] More

PMI North Carolina Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations [...] More

PMI Phoenix Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations [...] More

PMI Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
To honor the memory of Ray Piper, Ray's friends are sponsoring the Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

This academic scholarship is open to any student enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate academic degree program in project management or a related field of study at any college or university anywhere in the world.

For more [...] More

PMI Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations, [...] More

PMI Silver Spring Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
PMI Silver Spring Chapter (Maryland, USA) is sponsoring two $1,000 scholarships annually. In order to be considered for these scholarships, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management or a related field benefitting from project management, with the following order of priority:

Order of Priority for Scholarship #1
- Anyone [...] More

PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
PMI Tulsa is offering three individual scholarships in the amount of $1,500. Applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited two-year associate's degree or four-year bachelor's degree program. For the two-year degree program, applicants must also be enrolled in or applying for a Project Management Certificate Program. For the four-year degree program, applicants must be enrolled in [...] More

Public Diplomacy Council Fellowship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Public Diplomacy Council is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering greater public recognition of public diplomacy in the conduct of foreign affairs. PDC serves as a resource and advocate for the teaching, training, and development of public diplomacy as an academic discipline, while promoting the importance of the academic study, professional practice, and responsible advocacy of [...] More

Public Relations Professionals of Long Island Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually
Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) is an organization comprised of men and women who work in the field of public relations for-profit and not-for-profit industries, or in an academic or hospital/medical environment. Each year, PRPLI awards up to two $1,000 scholarships for which we encourage you to apply.

This scholarship is open to full-time college juniors, seniors and [...] More

PunditWire Political Communication Fellowship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
PunditWire, political commentary website for speechwriters sponsored by the School of Communication at American University, is seeking a graduate student fellow to serve as editor of the site. This unique opportunity will allow the student to get involved with a consequential political publication and connect with some of the top communicators and speechwriters in the country. The fellow will [...] More

Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Sandy Schenker Capell scholarship was created to honor Sandy and her commitment to mentoring and developing young talent. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a Houston area High School Senior interested in a career in media.

The scholarship will be managed and funds raised by the Media Alliance of Houston. The ideal candidate will represent the qualities that Sandy exuded in her [...] More

Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This scholarship provides assistance to students with financial need who have resided in, or have substantial ties to, Larimer County and have an interest in the study of law or our system of government, debate or other similar law-related educational activities. Students attending Windsor High School are eligible to apply. Requires an essay submission.

For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Stoody-West Fellowship in religious journalism is offered in recognition of the work and lives of Dr. Ralph Stoody and Dr. Arthur West, who were leaders in public relations and information services in The United Methodist Church. The grant is awarded to assist a United Methodist student who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism.

The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance [...] More

Study and Internship Program in Germany (SIP-UAS7)
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Since 2006, the Study & Internship Program (SIP) has enabled highly qualified undergraduates from U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities to experience the German approach to hands-on education at a member of UAS7, a consortium of Germany's top universities of applied sciences. SIP students spend a semester studying at a UAS7 campus and a semester interning. Internships typically last 5-6 [...] More

The California Federation of Republican Women's President Ronald Reagan Scholarship
Application Deadlines: August 15, Annually
The California Federation of Republican Women is offering a scholarship in honor of President Ronald
Reagan.

The annual scholarship of $2,000 is being offered to an undergraduate registered Republican woman who is
majoring in Political Science, Communication, or directed toward Law. The applicant must be a United
States citizen who has completed two years of college. The applicant must [...] More

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship
Application Deadlines:
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. Due to the under-representation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, [...] More

The Harold K. Douthit Regional Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a student from northern Ohio who is currently enrolled and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university. The scholarship is named for Harold K. Douthit, founder of Douthit Communications, Inc., Sandusky, and a former [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Open to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors only
-Must be a U.S. citizen or [...] More

The NEDMA Foundation Direct Marketing Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 12, Annually
The NEDMA Direct Marketing scholarship is for marketing, advertising, graphic design, or communications students who will have completed their sophomore or junior years by June, and who are seriously interested in direct marketing careers at a New England college/university.

The program consists of three parts:
1. An award of $3,000 to be applied to college tuition
2. Attendance at the [...] More

Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 01, Annually
Each year, 10 high school graduating seniors across New York City become part of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program. Since 1992 the Scholarship program has had an impact on over 450 students throughout the five boroughs of New York City by providing education, work-related and financial benefits.

Eligibility:
-Be a high school senior
-Be a NYC resident who attends a [...] More

University of Rochester FIRST Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The University of Rochester, in partnership with "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology", will commit five $40,000 ($10,000 annual) awards to students enrolling as first-year students at the University of Rochester.

Students who wish to qualify for the FIRST Robotics Scholarship must have competed on a FIRST team, and must submit a letter from their FIRST team coordinator. [...] More

Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
The NATAS-Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation offers $2,500 student scholarship grants to be used for tuition & books. Scholarships are open to high school and college/university students living in the five-state area served by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin)

For consideration [...] More

Last Edited: February 2016

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10 Sweet Scholarships for Being a Man

July 21, 2016

by Susan Dutca

Colleges and universities across the nation are starting to engage more in discussions regarding what it means to be a man. Masculinity, just like femininity, is celebrated through these gender-specific scholarships. So man-up and check out these scholarship opportunities!: Colored Rocks Contest [...]

College Presidents’ High Pay, Short Stay

July 20, 2016

by Susan Dutca

President Obama gets paid $400,000 per year to serve as President of the United States of America. Many college presidents get paid more for running a school than they would for being the leader of the free world, according to a new report from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Presidents at public universities received a median salary of $431,000 in the 2015 fiscal year, with a 4.3 percent [...]

Disability Scholarships

July 14, 2016

by Susan Dutca

Whether you consider them disabilities, conditions, challenges or simple differences, there are quite a few scholarships out there for people dealing with everything from ADHD to diabetes to narcolepsy. Check out these featured scholarships and more at Scholarships.com!: Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship [...]

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