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Communications Scholarships

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.

AFWM Ford Emerging Voices Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/8/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund are looking for two promising female undergraduate or graduate students to provide future journalistic content for AWM. The “Emerging Voices” Scholarship program consists of two scholarships. The winner will receive $3,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,000, made payable directly to each student’s educational [...] More

AQHA Journalism or Communications Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $32,000
  • 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

ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship is an award for amateur radio operators. Applicants must possess an active Amateur Radio License Class; be a resident of Georgia or Alabama, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must also be enrolled at an accredited institution in Georgia or Alabama. Applicants must forward a copy of their academic transcript(s) from their most recently [...] More

BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The BMI Founders Award is an annual scholarship competition open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1939 with an unprecedented and enduring mission: to provide a competitive source for music licensing and an open-door policy to songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music. A [...] More

Certified Angus Beef Colvin Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Available only to students who have enough credit hours to be classified as a junior or senior at the beginning of the year spring semester or quarter at a 4-year institution. Also open to Graduate students in any year of a recognized, full-time masters or doctorate program, who are conducting applied or basic research, are eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to the beef [...] More

CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • The CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship provides financial support and hope to meritorious students who demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT issues. Preference is given to currently enrolled Wayne State University LGBT students, although all Wayne State University students are invited to apply. All current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half-time with [...] More

Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Delaware residents planning on attending the University of Delaware or Delaware State University full-time. Eligible applicants must be high school seniors with an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and a combined score of at least 1000 on the SAT or the equivalent score on the ACT, legal US residents, file the FAFSA, and major in [...] More

CME Beef Industry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The National Cattlemen’s Foundation and CME Group are committed to the future of the cattle industry and continue to recognize and support outstanding youth in the beef community. The tradition remains strong today, each year a total of ten $1,500.00 scholarships are awarded to students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or full-time [...] More

CSUB Billy Cantrell Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Michele Cantrell established this scholarship to provide scholarship opportunities for students studying communications at CSUB. Eligible applicants must: be enrolled full-time; have a GPA of 2.75; work or volunteer part-time; demonstrate financial need; and, undergraduates transferring in for, or entering their junior or senior year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

CSUB Don Hopkins Advertising Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CSUB Don Hopkins Advertising Club Scholarship supports students who are pursuing careers in advertising, public relations, communications, or business. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Dairy Management, Inc. Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/22/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB), through Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), annually awards up to eleven (11) $2,500 scholarships to eligible undergraduate students (sophomore through senior) enrolled in college/university programs that emphasize dairy. Majors include communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and Ag [...] More

FSF Case Study Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fashion Scholarship Fund supports the careers of the country’s most promising fashion students from all backgrounds. It awards over $1.2 million each year to help students succeed in all sectors of the industry: design, merchandising, analytics, marketing and supply chain, among others. The annual FSF Case Study Scholarship is our signature program. No matter what sector of the industry [...] More

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/28/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • To be eligible for the Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related field such as engineering, planning, finance or logistics. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career in advertising or public relations. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship during the summer prior to the academic year the scholarship is awarded. Eligible applicants must: be U.S. citizens or permanent residents [...] More

ISC-IIOC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the ISF-IIOC Scholarship, applicants must: be a Muslim or involved in the Islamic community; major in an ISF supported field of study (see website for more details); have a 3.0 GPA; be a US citizen or permanent resident; and, be an undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD). Recipients are notified in July. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

ISF National Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are Muslim or an active member of the Muslim community, enrolled at an accredited university by [...] More

ISF-MCA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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: attending an accredited university in the U.S.; majoring in an ISF [...] More

ISF-MCC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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: attending an accredited university in the U.S.; majoring in an ISF supported field [...] More

ISF-MSA West Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the ISF-MSA West Scholarship, applicants must: be a Muslim or involved in the Islamic community; major in an ISF supported field of study (see website for more details); have a 3.0 GPA; be a US citizen or permanent resident; and, be an undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD). Recipients are notified in July. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

ISF-SRVIC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Through a gift from the Rev. James B. Simpson, the School of Communication (SOC) at American University provides graduate fellowships to direct the Simpson website. Qualifications include: understanding of the importance of quotations in contemporary communication, ability to manage and update the website. Must be accepted to the MA in Political Communication, enrolled full-time (9 credits or [...] More

JEA Journalist of the Year Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships recognize some of the top high school journalists in the country. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior; have at least a 3.0 GPA; have participated in high school journalism for at least two years; submit a digital portfolio; be a state Journalist of the Year winner and a student of a JEA member adviser. Pursuing a degree in journalism is not [...] More

JVS Chicago Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • JVS Chicago offers scholarships to Jewish students residing in the Chicago metropolitan area (including Lake County, Indiana). Eligible applicants must: were either born and raised in Chicago area or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment; plan on remaining in the Chicago area after completing school; are entering an accredited graduate program [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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. Applicants must be a United Methodist ethnic [...] More

Lindsay Sale-Tinney Award

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Outdoor Journalist Education Foundation of America will award one aspiring young outdoor communicator to attend the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association conference. Eligible applicants must be 12-25, and demonstrate a strong interest in actively working toward a career in outdoor communications (college students enrolled in journalism and/or forestry and wildlife classes are preferred, but [...] More

Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools [...] More

NBC Universal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/22/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The NBC Universal/ LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding undergraduate Latino students attending a U.S. post-secondary institution with an interest in the media and entertainment industry. The Program awards ten (10) $5,000 national scholarships to qualified rising sophomores and juniors and is sponsored by NBC Universal and administered by the LULAC National [...] More

NDS McCullough Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Since its inception, National Dairy Shrine has recognized the importance of laying a foundation for the future, and has constantly expanded its youth programs to capture and challenge the interest of outstanding dairy youth. An applicant for the McCullough Scholarship must be a high school senior planning to enter a four-year college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science with [...] More

NDS Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The NDS Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarship is available to any undergraduate student currently enrolled in their sophomore year in a four-year college with an explicit interest in the dairy industry. The applicant must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More

NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • NHA created the Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. Applicants must be current college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors or seniors beginning fall 2020, or graduate students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) GPA who are enrolled in a full-time [...] More

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Asian ERG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pacific Gas & Electric Company Asian ERG Scholarship provides an effective forum for members to enhance skills, knowledge and experience. All majors eligible; encouragement given to engineering, IT, business, environmental or energy-related emphasis. Eligible applicants must be a high school senior, have a 3.0 GPA, and have a residence that is a PG&E customer in California for at least 6 [...] More

Park Scholar Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year, Ithaca College offers Park Scholar Scholarship Awards to students who are passionate about the field of communications, community service and who thrive on academic and personal challenge. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (federal guidelines), and apply to Ithaca College for an undergraduate major within the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Transfer [...] More

PEGTV Courcelle Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Courcelle Scholarship is awarded annually to a Rutland County High School senior who has exhibited a high level of proficiency and interest in the video or media arts and intends to pursue study in the communications field at an accredited college, university or trade school. Eligible applicants must be pursuing degrees in television, film, radio, internet, computer animation, graphic arts, [...] More

PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarships are for applicants who are enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate, graduate or doctoral academic degree program in project management or a related field benefitting from project management with the following order of priority: 1st priority: a member of the PMI Alaska Chapter who is a resident of Alaska attending or planning to attend an [...] More

PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 New York City Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • In order to be considered eligible for the PMI New York City Chapter, 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 [...] More

PMI North Carolina Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The PMI North Carolina Chapter Scholarship is offered to students enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management or a related field. Priority, in order from most to least, is given to: residents of North Carolina; anyone planning to attend or currently attending a school in North Carolina; anyone planning to attend or currently attending a school in South [...] More

PMI Phoenix Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The PMI Phoenix Chapter is open to students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in Project Management or related fields of study. Must be residents of Arizona. For more information and or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

PMI Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship awards students 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 information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

PMI Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the PMI Minnesota Chapter, is an academic scholarship valued at up to US$2,000 and is open to all students pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees in Project Management or related fields of study from accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities anywhere in the world. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

PMI Silver Spring Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The PMI Silver Spring Chapter is offered to applicants enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management or a related field benefiting from project management. First priority is given to residents in the National Capital Area (see website for details) attending or planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program anywhere. Second [...] More

PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship offers awards to applicants who are enrolled in or applying for an accredited two-year associate's degree or four-year bachelor's degree program. Applicants will be reviewed with the following order of priority: a member of the PMI Tulsa Chapter or an immediate family member (including spouse, children, step-children and grandchildren but not cousins, aunts, or [...] More

Public Diplomacy Council Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Public Diplomacy Council (PDC) offers an annual fellowship to an outstanding student in either the School of Communication or the School of International Service at American University (AU) in Washington, DC. The fellowship provides recipients with direct experience in the field of public diplomacy while working closely with accomplished members of the PDC. The Public Diplomacy Council is [...] More

Public Relations Professionals of Long Island Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/27/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Public Relations Professionals of Long Island Scholarship Program (PRPLI) is open to full-time college juniors, seniors and post-graduate students at four-year colleges/universities, and full-time sophomores attending community colleges whose career objective is to work in the area of public relations, communications and/or marketing. Applicant's permanent residence must be on Long Island [...] More

RTDNF Lee Thornton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligible applicants of the RTDNF Lee Thornton Scholarship must be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism. Students from the University of Maryland and Howard University will be given preference. The scholarship will be awarded in May. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/21/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to women pursuing undergraduate studies in transportation or a related field. Eligible applicants must: have a 3.0 GPA; either graduated from an Oregon or southwest Washington high school or currently enrolled in a college in Oregon or southwest Washington; enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate or graduate degree program; [...] More

Soderquist Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Soderquist Fellowship program offers talented individuals the opportunity of a full scholarship to pursue a master's degree while working for Soderquist Leadership. Soderquist Leadership has partnered with John Brown University to offer the following degree programs: MBA: International Business, MBA: Leadership & Ethics, MS: Leadership & Ethics, MS: Higher Education Leadership, and MFA: [...] More

Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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. High school seniors attending Windsor High School are eligible to apply. Requires an essay submission. For more information or to [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $6,000
  • Applicants of the Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship are judged on Christian commitment and involvement in the United Methodist Church, academic achievement, experience in journalism, or evidence of journalistic talent, clarity of purpose, plans, and goals for the future as well as potential professional ability as a religious journalist. For more information, or to apply, please visit the [...] More

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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. The scholarship is granted to four applicants annually who are matriculating full-time in their sophomore, junior, senior or first year of graduate school. A minimum GPA [...] More

The Harold K. Douthit Regional Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award the Harold K. Douthit Scholarship to a student from northern Ohio who is currently enrolled and majoring in a field relevant to the industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or a communications degree program at an Ohio college or university. Applicant must have graduated from a high school in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Huron, Erie, Wood, Geauga, [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to NYC 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 and donor recognition reception. Applicants must be from a minority ethnic group and be a full-time student at a four-year accredited [...] More

Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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). Applicants must submit a [...] More

Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition Project Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 10/11/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Disney Imaginations invites students to create an iconic installation on their campus or city that serves as an inspiration, honors the past, and is a vision of the future. Applicants can form teams to two to four participants. To qualify, each team participant must be a student at least 18 years of age with junior, senior or equivalent standing or full-time graduate student in a college or [...] More

WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates

  • Application Deadline: 10/21/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Leadership Legacy Fund has been established to honor the past, present, and future leaders of WTS by awarding an annual scholarship to female graduate students pursuing a career in transportation. Eligible candidates are pursuing graduate degrees in transportation or a related field (such as transportation engineering, planning, finance, communications, or logistics) and demonstrate [...] More

WTS Portland Chapter Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/25/2020
  • Amount: $6,800
  • The purpose of the Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship is to motivate and reward women who demonstrate leadership in the transportation industry, ensuring that the essential leadership, skills and perspective of women are included in planning the transportation systems of the future. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a junior college/trade school program, undergraduate or graduate degree [...] More

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