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The School of Journalism and Mass Communications awards over $100,000 in scholarships annually thanks to supportive alumni and friends of the school. 

Departmental Scholarships

Who can apply?

If you are currently enrolled as a major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, you may apply for departmental scholarships.

If you are an accepted student who will enroll in the fall semester, you can find information about scholarships for you here»

How are scholarship recipients selected?

You must complete a general scholarship application to be considered for our departmental scholarships. The SJMC scholarship committee reviews all applications and then scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors, including academic merit, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities and experience in the industry. 

How do you apply?

Scholarship awards are non-renewable. You must re-apply each year for SJMC departmental scholarships. 

The scholarship application for the 2019-2020 academic year has passed.  The deadline to apply for these scholarships was March 1, 2019.

How will you know if you receive a departmental scholarship?

You will be notified in April about the status of your application. Recipients must sign a letter of acceptance of the scholarship award. The letter of acceptance must be returned to receive the scholarship.

How much scholarship money is available?

SJMC departmental scholarships are competitive and limited. The number and amount of scholarships awarded vary and are subject to funds available.

When will you receive your scholarship money?

Scholarships awarded in April are for the next academic year.

Scholarships for Maymester Travel

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications awards travel scholarships each year for both our international travel courses and our domestic travel courses. More info »