New Media Scholarships

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.

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. Scholarships.com 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!

Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicants must complete 75+ hours of college course work by December of the year of the award, but must not graduate before December. Must have a inimum 3.25 GPA out of 4.0 and must be enrolled as a full-time student (carrying a minimum of 12 hours per semester) at an Austin or San Marcos area university, with a declared major in radio, television, film, digital media, public relations, [...] More

Carole Fielding Student Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The UFVA sponsored Carole Fielding Student Grants are not tuition-based scholarships. Categories for the grants are narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, multimedia, and research. For research proposals, a description of the methodology to be employed and a statement indicating the relationship of the proposed study to previous research in the field. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To support the next generation of communicators, the Texas Outdoor Writers Association offers the Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship. In order to apply, students must currently enrolled in college and be pursuing a career in the field of communication-related to the outdoors, environmental conservation, or wildlife management and conservation. Communication careers may be in the areas of print [...] More

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program for Minority Students

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The ESA Foundation scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA. Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students. Women and minority students are eligible to apply, so long as they are U.S. citizens and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Students [...] More

Franchise Services, Inc. PIP Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. To be eligible, students must attend California Polytechnic State University and be pursuing a degree in graphic communication. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

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

Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the Guy P. Gannett Foundation to provide renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including all forms of print, broadcast or electronic media. Recipients must be graduates of Maine high schools or home-schooled in a Maine community during their last year of secondary education. Students will [...] More

Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship

  • Application Deadline: 1/27/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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

RTDNF Ed Bradley Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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. He established the Ed Bradley Scholarship in 1994. Students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded and be pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism. Winners must be officially enrolled, [...] More

Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 ideal candidate will represent the qualities that Sandy exuded in her daily life. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The purpose of the 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 considers all news and journalism forms, including electronic and broadcast media, as well [...] More

The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. The focus of work and entries is photojournalism. Various scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work "tells a story." This is a fairly broad topic and may include a [...] More

Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2019
  • 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 [...] More

William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship honors the esteemed Texas journalist who coined the phrase "Right to Work" and contributed greatly to the movement's advancement. A $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the student who exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the late Mr. Ruggles.

    Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute [...] More

Youth in Print Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • This scholarship is sponsored by NAPCO Media/Printing Impressions and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships". You will be placed in the application pool for this scholarship as well as the other industry scholarships administered by EDSF. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

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Last Reviewed: December 2018