News Media Scholarships


Capitol Hill News Internships

Interns will be responsible for following newsworthy congressional activities and helping to coordinate broadcast coverage of these activities. Excellent writing skills are essential. Interns will get valuable hands-on experience in the House and Senate Radio-TV Galleries, working side by side with the Washington press and congressional staff to cover the political process. These internships are an excellent opportunity for students to make future contacts and learn the ropes of political coverage and news management. Each internship is a full-time position for three months with a salary of $1000 per month. Travel, housing and other living expenses are the responsibility of the intern.

National AAJA Internship Grant

This $1,000 grant is given to a student working as an intern at a news organization. Students are generally selected based on the following criteria: - commitment to the field of journalism - sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement - journalistic ability - scholastic ability - financial need

The King Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The King Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program awards up to $7,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in television, film, and related media fields. Applicants must demonstrate academic ability, financial need and professional potential.

Michael Erekson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provide scholarships for students from Danvers, including graduating seniors and returning adult students, with a preference for those studying technical trades and media.

Presidents Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must want a career in television or radio news. 2. Must be an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior. 3. Must have at least one full academic year remaining. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

The George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship

George Foreman, television commentator and former heavyweight champion, created this $6,000 annual scholarship to honor Lyndon B. Johnson. It was developed for a broadcast journalism student at the University of Texas-Austin.

Digital Third Coast’s Digital Marketing Scholarship

Twenty years ago, if you suddenly wanted to know what the difference was between gelato and ice cream, you’d have to find an encyclopedia, a dictionary, or a wizened old Italian grandmother to fill you in. Now, we live in a world where silly sounds like Google, Yahoo and Bing are verbs, and an entirely new industry has been created to help people capitalize on the power of digital marketing. With all the changes search engine marketing (SEM) has seen in the past ten years, we can’t know for sure what it will look like in the next five or ten years. Will content marketing continue to be a focus in digital marketing? How will data from PPC and SEO campaigns inform each other’s strategy? Will local SEO become more important as people become more mobile, or will our own hometown Chicago SEO give way to a more global search engine strategy? Frankly, it’s anyone’s guess- and that’s where you come in. In a 500+ word essay, share how you think digital marketing will develop in the next five to ten years, and what you think the industry will be like when you’re out of school and working in the marketing industry. You may focus on one how one aspect of digital marketing will change, or you can address how each branch of digital marketing will grow to interact with the others. The winning essay writer will receive $500 in scholarship funds to help you achieve your goal of working in SEO, PPC, or content marketing. The scholarship is open to planning to study the fields of marketing, advertising, and/or public relations. To enter, please send your completed essay to, along with your name, age, grade, location, college/university, and your intended major in college. You MUST include “DTC scholarship” in the subject line of the email. - See more at:

Fort WayneJournal-Gazette Foundation Scholarship

CRITERIA: This one-year scholarship is given to a student who is majoring in the news-editorial sequence or news track as an undergraduate or the journalism master's degree program. Preference is given to a student who comes from the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette circulation area, which includes Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.GENERAL CRITERIA FOR JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS• To apply for any undergraduate scholarship, a student MUST be enrolled at Ball State University during Spring Semester and plan to enroll for at least one semester and take at least 12 hours per semester (or two hours of internship) while the scholarship is in effect for the academic year. In other words, recipients must be full-time students.• A student MUST have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.6/4.0 in all course work and/or outstanding media service before she/he can apply for scholarship consideration. Media service may include student publications, internships and/or other on or off-campus media work. (Some scholarships may have an additional GPA requirements.)• Applicants must submit copies of one to three samples of their published and/or academic work. Photocopies are acceptable. Study each description carefully (in every category) and apply ONLY for those scholarships for which you qualify. Students who have previously won one-year scholarships are invited to re-apply or apply for other applicable scholarships. Students must supply supplemental materials to the journalism department office no later than the set deadline.

Michele Clark Fellowship

RTNDF's first fellowship is named for a CBS News correspondent who was killed in a plane crash while on assignment in 1972. Her family and colleagues at CBS sent money in lieu of flowers to create a fund in her name, endowing a permanent $1,000 award for young, promising minority professionals in television or radio news.

The Abe Schechter Graduate Scholarship

Abe Schechter, a true pioneer of radio news, became the first VP of news for NBC. He began his career in newspapers, then moved to radio. During WWII, he became senior PR officer for General MacArthur. He eventually returned to NBC where he helped create the Today show. From there, he became part owner of the Mutual Broadcasting System. In the 1960s Schechter, along with RTNDF trustee George Glazer, founded a PR firm that was subsequently sold to Hill & Knowlton. Schechter and his wife died in a car accident in 1970, and this $2,000 scholarship was set up in his memory.

NABJ Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be a journalism major (print, radio, online, or television). 2. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

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