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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.

ABA Academic Merit Scholarship
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The Academic Merit Scholarship is open to both ABA and non-ABA Members.

To be eligible, candidates will have completed, at a minimum, their first year of an accredited university (4-year university/college or junior college); must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industry; must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Selection [...] More

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: August 01, Annually
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce the continuing annual competition for the George Watt Memorial Essay prizes. Graduate and undergraduate students from the United States and elsewhere are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the [...] More

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

AQHF Journalism/Communications Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association and or the American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, racing, career path and state or regional scholarships.

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 [...] 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 & 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

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

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

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy and outside the box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. [...] More

DEED Student Internships
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DEED offers four types of scholarships to full-time students accepted or enrolled in vocational schools or accredited colleges and universities, encompassing high school seniors through graduate students. They are: educational scholarships, student research grants, student internships, and technical design projects.

These paid internships provide work experience at a DEED member electric [...] More

Earl Woods Scholarship Program
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Many scholarship programs treat college admission as the goal. But for a low-income or first-generation college student, admission is just the beginning. There are currently 4.5 million first-generation scholars enrolled in college, but in six years, only 11 percent of them will have graduated. That alarming statistic is why the Earl Woods Scholarship Program is designed to specifically support [...] 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

Franchise Services, Inc. PIP 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

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

Helen Brett Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
The Helen Brett Scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist individuals who are enrolled in a four-year degree program with a focus on the study of exhibition and event management. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry [...] More

Hoods 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

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

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: March 30, Annually
The Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship was created to honor Arab American students who excel in media studies.

Eligibility:
-Be a currently enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student
-Majoring in journalism, radio, television and/or film
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Be a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage

Applicants should send the following to the ADC Research Institute:
- [...] 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

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic
Application Deadlines: January 29, Annually
The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student interested in public relations who would be able to fulfill a paid summer internship at the company's New York City headquarters.

An applicant must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, [...] 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

Marshall E. McCullough Memorial Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
To be eligible for the Marshall E. McCullough Memorial Scholarships, you 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 on Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. [...] More

Media Fellows Program
Application Deadlines: July 22, 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

National Dairy Shrine/Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI) Milk Marketing Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The DMI-National Dairy Shrine Milk Marketing Scholarships are based on ability, interests and need. These awards are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in marketing of milk or dairy products. Major areas can include dairy science, animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural communications, agricultural education, general education and [...] 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

Navmar's Chester High School Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 03, Annually
Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation is pleased to announce a call for all interested high school students to apply for our $1,000.00 College Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are selected based on the following:
- United States Citizen
- Resident of Delaware County Pennsylvania
- Student of The Chester school district
- High school senior
- Acceptance to and attendance at an [...] More

NAWC New Jersey Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies Association is offering scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and is interested in the water utility industry or any related field.

Eligibility requirements:
-Be a U.S. Citizen
-Be a resident of New Jersey and have lived in state for at least five years
-Be a high [...] 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 State Women's Press Club Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
Women’s Press Club of New York State Scholarship

The Women’s Press Club of New York State Scholarship is awarded annually to a student or students who are residents of New York State and who are or will be enrolled full-time in a college or university located within New York in a communications-related field of study.

Eligibility Requirements

Each scholarship applicant must be a [...] 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

Noet Humanities Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Noet Humanities Research Library offers a $500 scholarship and entry takes just a minute: enter your phone and email address in the form to the right, and then earn extra entries by filling out the rest of the steps. No need for personal statements, résumés, or letters of recommendation - just a minute's work for the chance to win big. To enter, you must be currently enrolled in an [...] More

NPPF Bob East Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
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 profession.

The applicants for the NPPF Bob East Scholarship $2,000 scholarship must either be undergraduates or be planning to pursue postgraduate work and offer some indication of acceptance in such a program.

This portfolio must [...] More

NPPF Kit C. King Graduate Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
Kit King was the chief photographer at The Spokesman-Review and Spokane Chronicle. He died in a fishing accident in the Snake River on Nov. 22, 1991. King's trademark was his gritty style of documentary photojournalism. He was recognized nationally by the Pictures of the Year Contest, the Society of Newspaper Design and the National Headliners Association. He twice won the title of Photographer [...] More

NPPF Reid Blackburn Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
This scholarship was established by The Colombian newspaper of Vancouver, Wash., where 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. Reid was 27 years old at his death and had been with The Columbian for five years. Reid graduated from Linfield College in Oregon with a degree in communications. [...] More

NPPF Still and Multimedia Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
While other scholarships memorialize individuals and are supported by funds contributed by friends, relatives or employers, this award is made from many contributions and the gradual accumulation of money and interest gained in the NPPF general fund. It honors the profession in general and the members of NPPA in particular.

Student applying for this $2,000 scholarship must have completed one [...] More

NPPF Television News Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, 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

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 Florida Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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 and [...] 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 Mass Bay Chapter Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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.

PMI Mass Bay is offering two individual $2,500 scholarships. Applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an [...] More

PMI New York City (NYC) 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 two 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 or [...] More

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Scholarship Foundation's purpose is to provide scholarships to qualified and interested students who want to prepare for careers in this growing, dynamic industry. The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation was organized in 1956 by concerned industry leaders as a nonprofit, private, industry-directed corporation to develop and dispense scholarship and fellow assistance to talented young [...] 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

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

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
College is expensive. SEMA can help. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in:

-Accounting
-Engineering
-Race Car [...] 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 Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students studying television and film production. Awards are given to juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and professional [...] More

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 15, Annually
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 underrepresentation 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 Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
College is expensive. The Jewish community through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago can help. Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 29, 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 career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 29, 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

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

Women in Marketing Scholarship
Application Deadlines: October 31, Annually
Blue Soda Promo is an eCommerce promotional products company based out of the Chicagoland area. We specialize in branded merchandise, imprinting school and company logos onto our selection of promotional items. BSP also is a full scaled marketing firm gears to help small business to Fortune 500 companies with their promotional needs.

As a certified WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise) member, [...] More

Youth in Print Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Youth in Print Scholarship program was initiated by NAPCO Media/Printing Impressions to recognize and support the next generation of professionals for the Print, 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 [...] More

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