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 Deadlines: April 01, Annually
AWM Austin is proud to award scholarships to college juniors and seniors studying media (or related field) at an Austin or San Marcos area university.

Eligibility:
-Complete 75+ hours of college course work by December
-Must not graduate before December
-Minimum 3.25 GPA
-Enrolled as a full-time student (carrying a minimum of 12 hours per semester) at an Austin or San Marcos area [...] 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

Carole Fielding Student Grants
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
The UFVA sponsored Carole Fielding Student Grants are not tuition-based scholarships. Rather, they are grants for production or research proposals. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students in film and television. Faculty sponsors must be UFVA members or must be from UFVA member institutions. Categories are Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Multimedia and [...] 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

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
Wouldn't a scholarship help you breathe a little easier? Truth Initiative is offering college and graduate students a chance to earn the "Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations." The annual scholarship competition empowers and supports students eager to help Truth Initiative achieve a generation for whom tobacco use is [...] 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

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
In 2007 the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009 we extended this opportunity to graduating high school seniors and doubled the amount of awards granted from 15 to 30.

The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges [...] 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

Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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

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

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

Media Alliance of Houston Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 10, Annually
The Houston Chapter of MAH will award scholarships to College Juniors or Seniors who have at least one full-time semester left of college. The scholarships will be awarded to students attending a Texas public or private university that offers radio, television, film, public relations, advertising/communications, or broadcasting as their major emphasis of study and/or students from the Greater [...] More

Media Fellows Program
Application Deadlines: July 14, 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

MIT Inspire Competition
Application Deadlines:
MIT INSPIRE is the first national research competition for high school students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The competition is organized by MIT undergraduates. Participating high school students, as individuals or teams of two will submit research reports in one of 13 fields, such as: history, economics, or philosophy. Approximately 100 finalists with the most exceptional [...] 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

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

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
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

RTDNF Ed Bradley Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
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 excellence in journalism and the First Amendment Award from RTDNF in 2005 in recognition of his support of First Amendment rights. He passed away in [...] 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

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

The BLR Scholarship: Film Edition
Application Deadlines: August 31, Annually
The first of its kind, the BLR Scholarship seeks to spread awareness of protecting one's family or business with life insurance, but with a unique twist! Students of photography and filmography are asked to portray the emotional characteristics of life insurance with use of photography, video, and music.

Eligibility:
-Applicants must be a student of film, photography, videography or similar [...] More

The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 08, Annually
The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship was established by Collective LLC, through the O'Toole Media Awards, to support diversity in the New Media and Data Science disciplines within advertising and media. Three talented, diverse students will each be awarded a scholarship based on outstanding talent.

Eligibility:
-Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Are African [...] More

The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Application Deadlines: November 15, Annually
Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and [...] 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

William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 31, Annually
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 [...] 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

Yuchengco: Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This award was established in honor of Maria Elena Yuchengco, who graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Francisco and was instrumental in the founding of Filipinas Magazine.

Eligibility:
-Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at an accredited four-year college/university in the upcoming academic year
-Major in journalism
-Filipino (at least 50%)
-Minimum 3.0 [...] More

Last Edited: December 2015

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