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Several scholarships and awards are available for seniors as well as juniors wanting to attend workshops during the summer. Awards are given out at the JEMKC Awards Night in April.
State Student Journalist of the Year Application due January 17
State Student Journalist of the Year Application due February 1
High school journalists are eligible. This scholarship awards $3,000 to the winner and $850 for up to six runners-up. Start with the state JOY competition in most cases.
This contest awards prizes up to $20,000 for the 12th graders, undergraduate and graduate students with the best essays about the novel Atlas Shrugged. Students select from one of the three topics listed on the website. There are also smaller prize contests for 8, 9, 10 and 11 graders.
Variety of awards and scholarships available; early entries only for college students, but spring contests include several for high school students, awarding more than $1000 each
Two scholarships available for students who plan to pursue a career in journalism and advocate fair and active coverage of LGBT issues
This scholarship is available to high school and post-secondary students. The awards range from $1000 to $1,500.
High school seniors with a serious interest in pursuing Sports Writing as a career are eligible. The scholarship is awarded for up to for years per recipient with a minimum amount of $10,000 per year. Due January 1
Students must be in their junior year of high school to apply. The scholarship includes $1,000 and an invitation to receive the scholarship at the Free Spirit Journalism Conference.
This scholarship is available to high school students who are a sophomore or older, but they must also have at least one semester of high school left to complete. Students must submit written work and a portfolio of photographs. The prize is a digital camera. DUE MID-NOVEMBER
$20,000 first prize and 25 other cash prizes for this essay contest based on stories of personal courage.
Up to $40,000 of scholarships granted to outstanding high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in any aspect of the television industry
Scholarships range from $1,500 to $2,500. College students and high school students who are studying or interested in studying journalism are eligible. Applicants must also be members of NABJ.
High school seniors pursuing a career in journalism are eligible. The scholarship is a one time gift of $5,000.
NAJA offers scholarships from $500 to $2,500 for Native American students studying journalism. Applicants must be NAJA members. Due mid-November.
Up to 10 scholarships are awarded each year. College students and high school seniors studying and acquiring work experience in journalism are eligible.
To apply, students must be high school seniors and winners of the International Writing or Photography contests or the Yearbook Excellence contest. The Richard P. Johns Award is available to all students, even those who did not compete in contests. Application deadline: November 1 (Yearbook Contest), February 5 (Writing/Photo Contest)
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation invites student and early career broadcast journalists to apply now for one of the Foundation’s seven undergraduate scholarships or four professional fellowships for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 academic year. The foundation offers funding for students of color; prizes for sports, health, and national security reporting; awards in memory of journalism pioneers; and more. In addition to receiving cash awards of between $1,000 and $10,000, scholarship and fellowship winners will be invited to the 2016 First Amendment Awards Dinner in Washington and the Excellence in Journalism 2016 conference in New Orleans.\
$500 awards are given to winners; entries focused on human rights, social justice and the power of individual action.
Scholarships and awards are available to students from grades 7 to 12.
$1000, $500 and $300 scholarships awarded, funded by the Society of Professional Journalists. Nominations accepted beginning Nov. 3.
Applicants must be attending or admitted to an accredited undergraduate journalism program or higher. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded to one student each year. Due December 31