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External Scholarship Opportunities

4 A’s Scholarships for Students Interested in Advertising Careers

Deadline: Varies
The 4A's Foundation’s sponsored scholarship programs were created to galvanize the industry around improving the level of diversity within advertising and media agencies.
http://www.aaaa.org/careers/scholarships/Pages/default.aspx

American Copy Editors Society Scholarships
Deadline: November 15
Undergraduate (junior/ senior) & graduate students with an aptitude for editing are invited to apply for five scholarships totaling $6,500 awarded by the Education Fund of the American Copy Editors Society.
https://aceseditors.org/awards/scholarships

American Society of Magazine Editors Scholarship
Deadline: January 15
The scholarship honors the memory of Osborn Elliott, who was Editor in Chief of Newsweek from 1960 to 1976 and Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 1978 to 1986.
http://www.magazine.org/asme/national-magazine-awards/scholarship

Asian American Journalists Association Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
The AAJA offers multiple scholarships, grants and internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students passionately pursuing careers in journalism.
http://www.aaja.org/scholarships-internship-grants

Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/ Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 31
Scholarship program awarding female college up to a $1,000 scholarship and be placement in a paid internship.
http://awsmonline.org/internship-scholarship/

Bodie McDowell Scholarships
Deadline: March 1
Scholarships up to $5,000 for undergraduate and graduate student journalists interested in covering the outdoors.
http://owaa.org/programs/scholarships-fellowships/

Broadcast Education Association Scholarships
Deadline: October
Scholarships awarded to honor broadcasters and the electronic media profession to be used for study at a BEA 2-Year/Small College Member Institution. All other scholarships are awarded for junior, senior or graduate study at a BEA Member Institution.
http://www.beaweb.org/

Center on Conflict and Development Student Media Grant
Deadline: September 30, 2017
ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography.
http://condevcenter.org/student-media-grant/

Chips Quinn Scholarships
Deadline: October 1
College juniors, seniors or graduate journalism students are accepted into the program by nomination from journalism faculty and campus media advisers, editors of newspapers or leaders of minority journalism associations.
http://www.newseuminstitute.org/initiatives/chips-quinn-scholars-program-for-diversity-in-journalism/

College Columnists Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 15
National columnists’ contest awarding scholarships to two outstanding student newspaper columnists who write for U.S. college or university undergraduate newspapers.
http://www.columnists.com/nsnc-education-foundation/

Federal Student Aid Types
http://studentaid.ed.gov/types

First Time in College Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
A listing of numerous scholarships and general financial aid offerings for First Generation College students.
http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/first-in-family.htm

GreenPal Business Scholarship 
Deadline: April 30, 2017
The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. We believe that the generation of today's students are the future employers of tomorrow. The future of our county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today's generation. 
http://yourgreenpal.com/scholarship

Headliners Foundation of Texas Journalism Scholarship
The Headliners Foundation annually awards scholarships to outstanding communication students and college journalists attending universities across the state of Texas.
http://headlinersfoundation.org/scholarships

Inter-American Press Association Scholarships
Deadline: December 31
Annual $20,000 awarded to journalists and journalism school graduates who are between ages 21 and 35 and who wish to study in and report from a foreign country for a period of one year.
http://www.sipiapa.org/v4/

The Jack Shelley Broadcast Scholarship
Deadline: March 6
The Northwest Broadcast News Association awards one $1,250 scholarship each year to be used for broadcast education.
http://nbna.info/scholarship/

The LAGRANT Foundation's (TLF) 2015 Scholarship
Deadline: Late February
The sponsor awards scholarships to increase the number of minorities in advertising, marketing and public relations.
http://www.lagrantfoundation.org/

Mayborn School of Journalism Scholarships
Deadline: Late March
Variety of scholarships offered directly through the Mayborn for undergraduate and graduate students.
http://journalism.unt.edu/scholarships

Merv Aubespin Scholarship
Deadline: November 15
Offered by the American Copy Editors Society, this scholarship will be awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student who has potential to become a professional copy editor.
http://www.copydesk.org/scholarships.htm

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships
Deadline: February 13 
NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving full-time students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500. Must be a member of NABj to apply.
http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholarships

National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarships
Deadline: February
NAHJ offers scholarships for each school year to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in journalism in English or Spanish-language media, or both.
http://www.nahj12.com/scholarships/

National Press Photographers Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: Various
Eight scholarships and grants open for application for photographers studying full-time or returning to college.
http://nppf.org/nppf-scholarships-grants-and-awards/

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Early December
$2,000 grants awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate journalism students. 
https://www.opcofamerica.org/

PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship
Deadline: May 26, 2017
Scholarship that annually assists and recognizes young men and women for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations.
http://www.prssa.org/scholarships_competitions/individual/diversity/index.html

Public Relations Student Society of America
Each year PRSSA presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to members and Chapters who exhibit outstanding merit in public relations.
http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships-and-awards/individual-scholarships/

Radio Television Digital News Association Scholarships
Deadline: TBD (2017)
Scholarships are open to full-time undergraduate (freshmen excluded) and graduate students pursuing careers in radio and television news. Winners are also invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.
http://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarship_info

Ruggles National Right to Work Journalism Scholarship
Deadline: December 31 
$2,000 scholarship awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in journalism demonstrating an understanding of voluntarism and the problems of compulsory unionism.
http://nilrr.org/2006/05/16/scholarships/

ScanDigital Student Photography Scholarship
Deadline: December 31
$1,000 scholarships awarded to journalism and photography students who show an interest in making a substantial contribution to the growth of their industry.
https://www.scandigital.com/photography-scholarship.php

Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program
Deadline: November 1
Six students (juniors/ seniors), including one international student, work as reporters in Washington for 14 weeks receiving a stipend of $2,000 and free housing.
http://shfwire.com/

AEFH Scholarship
Deadline: February 13 
Scholarships awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students majoring in a media-related field such as visual or audio arts, radio, television, film, production, broadcast journalism or new media at an accredited college or university.
http://www.houstonadscholarships.com/

Society of Professional Journalists Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
SPJ works to promote a broader voice for diverse journalists in newsrooms across the country, and to expand the depth and quality of news reporting through scholarships, grants and fellowship programs.
http://www.spj.org/awards.asp#2

Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 26, 2017
Scholarship awarded to undergraduate students (juniors/seniors) with a major in public relations, journalism or communications.
http://www.prssa.org/scholarships_competitions/individual/pisinski/

Scholarships for Single Parents in Texas
Deadline: Varies
To qualify for most of these Texas single-parent scholarships, the student must have custody of their children, maintain a 2.0 GPA and show financial need, among other special requirements.
http://www.ehow.com/list_6147458_scholarships-single-parents-texas.html

Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Scholarship
Deadline: Passed for 2016
The Buster Haas Minority Internship Program aims to increase the number of minority journalists working in newsrooms across Texas.
http://bit.ly/18eqd2s

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Scholarships
Deadline: February
A minimum of nine scholarships awarded to students during an annual spring convention. One student from each member institution is eligible to apply for a TIPA scholarship.
http://texasipa.org/scholarships/

Transfer Student Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
A listing of numerous scholarships and general financial aid offerings for transfer college students.
http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/transfer-scholarships/

The Ultimate Scholarship Guide
http://www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide

The Unpublished Writer Award
Deadline: March 15
This award/ scholarship awarded by Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc., is given to one writer annually on the basis of an unpublished short story or novel excerpt.
http://goongirl.org/scholarships/unpublished-writer-award

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