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You may think the blog you created a few years back was no big deal. It was just a place you went to vent when you were annoyed about classes or wanted to weigh in on a particularly interesting political issue. No one read it…or so you thought. In truth, your little blog played a vital role in the emergence of new media.

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If it seems like everything is online nowadays, you’re right and with the technological advancements happening every day, our society is going to become even more dependent on the Internet than it already is. To be clear, new media isn’t just about putting information online, it’s about how that information is created and how it affects those who access it. Wikipedia is an excellent example – as the site itself says, it combines “Internet accessible digital text, images and video with web-links, creative participation of contributors, interactive feedback of users and formation of a participant community of editors and donors” – and countless colleges (UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, the University of Maine and Columbia’s Journalism School have launched dedicated new media programs to prepare their students for what will surely become the norm. But is there a way to pay for schooling in a field that’s still in its infancy?

Since new media is still just that – new – there aren’t as many new media scholarships as, say, nursing or law, but more are being created every day. The American Library Association, the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, the Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick Foundation and even NBC are offering new media scholarships, grants and internships for students interested entering the field after college. lists several new media scholarships but majors are also often eligible for journalism, communications and art awards plus essay, video and design scholarships. To find even more new media scholarships that fit your skills and interests, conduct a free scholarship search!

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Amount $10,000
  • Deadline January 26, 2024

The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic is awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising junior/senior in college who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company's New York City headquarters during the summer. Eligible applicants must: be US citizens or permanent residents who live in NY, NJ, CT, or PA (or who are ... Read more

William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline January 31, 2024

The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR) is a research facility that dedicates itself to providing people with information and resources regarding labor relation policies. We believe that all people have the right to knowledge. More importantly, all people should have the right to choose whether or not they work for a union. Our aim is to provide the general public, scholars, ... Read more

NYWICI Scholarship Program

  • Amount $10,000
  • Deadline February 28, 2024

New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) provides scholarships every year to deserving young students. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $10,000 for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for students pursuing a career/major in the field of communications. Applicants must reside in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania or go to college or university in one of those ... Read more

Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

AWM Austin is proud to award a scholarship to a college sophomore or junior studying media or a related field at a university in the Austin area (within a 40-mile radius from Austin). Consideration will also be given to students attending other colleges who graduated from an Austin area high school and maintain an Austin area permanent address. The scholarship will be awarded in April to be used ... Read more

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship

  • Amount $6,000
  • Deadline March 15, 2024

The Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship will assist one United Methodist student in their post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism. Applicants must be a United Methodist who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism and is enrolled in post-graduate study at a school in the United States. (The term "religion ... Read more

RTDNA Foundation Ed Bradley Scholarship

  • Amount $10,000
  • Deadline March 31, 2024

Ed Bradley is best known for his award-winning work in 26 years on CBS News’ 60 Minutes and as the first African American White House TV correspondent. Bradley received the Paul White Award from RTDNA in 2000 recognizing his lifetime commitment to RTDNA and the First Amendment Award from RTDNF in 2005 in recognition of his support of First Amendment rights. He passed away in 2006. Bradley ... Read more

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

Attention high school seniors and post-secondary students! If you're passionate about a career in printing technology, printing management, graphic communication, packaging, or publishing, the PGSF Scholarship is your key to advancing your education and future in this dynamic field. Here are the essential details you need to know: Eligibility: To be considered for this prestigious ... Read more

Media Fellows Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline June 30, 2024

The Washington Media Scholars Foundation provides the opportunity for college students to gain firsthand knowledge of the public policy advertising world through scholarship and networking opportunities. The Media Fellows program is the Foundation’s essay-based scholarship program, striving to provide financial assistance to undergraduate college students with interests at the intersection of ... Read more

The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline November 15, 2024

In honor of the late James Alan Cox, a trailblazing television photojournalist, the James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists is committed to supporting the next generation of visual storytellers. This foundation, founded to celebrate Jim Cox's legacy, recognizes the power of storytelling through the lens and provides financial aid to high school and college student ... Read more

Last Reviewed: November 2023