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Scholarships

The College awards more than $100,000 in scholarships annually thanks to supportive alumni and friends of the school. 

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 »

Who can apply?

Students who are enrolled as majors in the School of Library and Information Science may apply for departmental scholarships.

What is the criterion for departmental scholarships?

  • You must submit the scholarship application.
  • You must be enrolled for the upcoming semester in at least 12 credit hours and have applied for financial aid for that semester.
  • Academic merit, as well as other credentials — including student involvement with campus groups and organizations are factors used to determine scholarship recipients

When and how do I apply?

The scholarship application is available online from January 15 through March 15th.  Students will be notified by USC e-mail and BSIS listserv. Scholarship awards are non-renewable. Students must re-apply each year for SLIS departmental scholarships. 

How will I know if I receive a departmental scholarship?

Recipients will be notified in April about the status of their application. Recipients must sign a letter of acceptance of the scholarship award. The letter of acceptance must be returned by May 1 to receive the scholarship.

How much scholarship money is available?

SLIS 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.

 


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