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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.

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must: - Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment - Be a United States citizen - Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More

ExCEL Computing Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Awards are $5,000 per year (and for graduate students also nine credits of tuition remission, valued at over $7,000). Note that this award can be combined with other financial aid granted by Loyola, which is typically substantial at the undergraduate level. Eligible degree programs are: B.S. in bioinformatics, communications networks and security, computer science, computer science and [...] More

The Ann Arbor AWC Scholarship for Women in Computing
Application Deadlines: Varies
Each year the Ann Arbor chapter of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC), awards one or more scholarships through the AWC Scholarship Fund for Women in Computing held at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF). The scholarship recognizes outstanding women participating in an institution accredited for higher education in the state of Michigan pursuing a career in a computer or [...] More

Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) Scholarship Awards
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
Each year, the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF), awards scholarships on a competitive basis to undergraduate and graduate students who show a commitment to pursuing careers in direct/interactive marketing. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest in the direct/interactive marketing field. To be eligible for this award, applicants must: [...] More

EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships for Document Management and Graphic Communication 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 careers may include: computer science & engineering (for example: web design, webmaster, software development, materials engineer, [...] More

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Hispanic college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are invited to apply for more than $2 million in scholarships through AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science), the educational foundation of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Students may apply for as many scholarships as they please, [...] More

AQHF Journalism/Communications Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
Ideal candidates have been a member of AQHA or AQHYA for at least one year and are pursuing a college degree in journalism or communications. Recipient must pursue a career in news, editorial or print journalism, photojournalism or a related field. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled as a freshman at an accredited college or university. Recipient must [...] More

Army Staff Sgt. Special Agent Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Please read fully, and do not send postal mail, use our web form at the website for asking for more information and getting a quicker answer. Also, please review other scholarships we have on our website. The Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship provides $1,000 in honor of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and Bronze Star recipient who [...] More

ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants
Application Deadlines: Varies
The ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Awards offers stipends for upper division or graduate students who have a demonstrated interest in the field of mental retardation. Funds are renewable as long as the student is enrolled. Applicants are invited to send a brief letter to the Trust explaining the nature of the planned proposal and how it relates to the Trust's purposes with an estimate of [...] More

The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation was established in 1988 to support individuals, institutions and organizations committed to educational excellence and professional development and provide scholarships to outstanding U.S. college and U.S. university undergraduate students in four-year, degree-granting programs in television and film. The King Family Foundation Undergraduate [...] More

AWJ Scholarship for Women
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Association for Women Journalists awards four $1,000 scholarships to qualifying students majoring in print, broadcast or photo journalism at Texas colleges. Students must be a junior or senior in the fall that the scholarship will be used and have a 2.5 grade-point average in their major. Scholarship award will be paid directly to university for [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship Program, established in 2001, recognizes exceptional students and supports them in the fulfillment of their potential. Each year, Fellows are awarded scholarships of $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 and are recognized for their achievements at a special awards reception in Washington, D.C. The application categories are Science, Technology, Mathematics, Literature, [...] 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 $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for the United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in [...] More

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 30, 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. Awards are for use in the upcoming academic year. Eligibility - High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of these states, [...] More

Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship
Application Deadlines: January 30, 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 advertising [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The purpose of the Stoody-West Fellowship is to enhance the recipient's professional competence and thereby help to perpetuate the standards exemplified by Ralph Stoody and Arthur West. Religious journalism is interpreted to include news writing for secular press, church press and for church institutions. The committee will consider appropriate news and journalism forms, including electronic and [...] More

Ruth Whitney Scholarship from Glamour Magazine
Application Deadlines: January 30, Annually
The Ruth Whitney scholarship is awarded to a college student who has had some experience in writing, reporting or design and who has a demonstrated interest in magazine journalism or publishing. 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 in the summer. - College undergraduate students who [...] More

Association of Old Crows Enlisted Tuition Grants
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Scholarship and Enlisted Tuition Grant Programs are handled by the association's local chapters. The association headquarters does not disburse scholarship funds. The objectives of the AOC Scholarship Program are to: - Assist in the education of students in engineering and the hard sciences who are likely to pursue careers in electronic defense and related professions - Support member [...] 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

Franchise Services, Inc. PIP Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by Franchise Services, Inc. and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarship" found on our website. 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

Hoods Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by individual donors and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. 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 [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group John A. Lopiano Endowed Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. 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 [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group Hal Morrow Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks Communications Group and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group Woman of Distinction
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks Communications Group and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications [...] More

Joel Cartun Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by the Lewis M. Gabbe Foundation and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. [...] More

Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
To apply for the Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarship" found on the EDSF website. 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 [...] More

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