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!

The Bret Ratner Grant
Application Deadlines: Varies
$10,000 tuition grant based on financial need only for One, Two Year & MFA Filmmaking Programs./HTMLCHUNK_4/ Through the generosity of Brett Ratner, the New York Film Academy is able to offer a limited amount (50) of $10,000 tuition grants. Only applicants to our One & Two Year Filmmaking programs are eligible to apply. To qualify, applicants must show a credible need for financial assistance [...] More

Dr. Alma Adams Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
As an expression of gratitude to Dr. Alma S. Adams for giving six years of dedicated service and leadership on its Board of Directors, the American Legacy Foundation has established a scholarship fund in her honor. The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among Priority Populations will award a total of $10,000 annually for up to two [...] More

Portland Chapter AAJA Scholarships
Application Deadlines: Varies
Each year, the Asian American Journalists Association - Portland Chapter offers a scholarship of up to $2,000 to an outstanding student at the undergraduate or graduate levels. The winner is selected by the following criteria:/HTMLCHUNK_4/ -Commitment to the field of journalism -Sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement -Journalistic ability -Scholastic [...] More

Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) Scholarship Awards
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
Each year, the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF), awards scholarships on a competitive basis to undergraduate and graduate students who show a commitment to pursuing careers in direct/interactive marketing. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest in the direct/interactive marketing field./HTMLCHUNK_4/ To be eligible for this award, [...] More

EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships for Document Management and Graphic Communication Industry/HTMLCHUNK_4/ 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 [...] 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

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, 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./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic
Application Deadlines: January 31, 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./HTMLCHUNK_4/ 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, [...] More

National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences-PSW
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The NATAS-PSW scholarship consists of several awards between $500 and $3,000 each. The scholarships are granted for use by continuing students enrolled full or part-time (at least three courses) in two- and four-year colleges and universities or high school seniors who will be attending and meet the requirements. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ Student must be a resident of the NATAS-Pacific Southwest Chapter [...] More

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 31, 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. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ Awards are for use in the upcoming academic year. Eligibility - High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of [...] More

Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship
Application Deadlines: January 31, 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./HTMLCHUNK_4/ Each is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The purpose of the Stoody-West 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 will consider appropriate news and journalism forms, including electronic and [...] 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

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 deadline for submission of application is December 15th and is open to undergraduate and graduate students in film & television. Faculty sponsors must be UFVA members or must be from UFVA member institutions. Categories are Narrative, Documentary, [...] More

Microsoft Imagine Cup
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The world’s toughest problems will be addressed one solution at a time. But who will lead the change? Compete in the Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition and you’ll join thousands of students from around the world who are stepping up to the challenge of global change. It all starts with you./HTMLCHUNK_4/ For Imagine Cup, you can choose from three team competitions — Software [...] More

Franchise Services, Inc. PIP Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by Franchise Services, Inc. and administered by EDSF./HTMLCHUNK_4/ To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarship" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications [...] More

Hoods Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by individual donors and administered by EDSF./HTMLCHUNK_4/ To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group John A. Lopiano Endowed Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks and administered by EDSF./HTMLCHUNK_4/ To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. These [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group Hal Morrow Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks Communications Group and administered by EDSF./HTMLCHUNK_4/ To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group Woman of Distinction
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks Communications Group and administered by EDSF./HTMLCHUNK_4/ To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic [...] More

Joel Cartun Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by the Lewis M. Gabbe Foundation and administered by EDSF./HTMLCHUNK_4/ To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications [...] More

Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
To apply for the Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarship" found on the EDSF website./HTMLCHUNK_4/ 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 & [...] More

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