Journalism Scholarships

There are numerous scholarships available for students studying journalism. Below is a list of scholarships available to high school students.

You should start on these before the month that they’re due because some are due on the 1st of the month and many have multiple steps/reference letters you need to compile.

Let us know if you find another scholarship to list or if a date is wrong, and we’ll fix it because deadlines change every year!

October – Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism
November – James Allen Cox Foundation Scholarships for Photo/Video
January – JFK Library Essay Contest
January – Kansas Journalist of the Year through Kansas Scholastic Press Association
February – (for Juniors) Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference
February – Project 21 Gaming Scholarship from the Missouri Gaming Association (only Missouri residents)
February – High School Essay Contest from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association
February/April – Asian American Journalist Association has multiple scholarships
March – Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City Scholarships (four different scholarships – 3 for seniors, 1 for juniors)
March – Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Scholarships
March – Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship
March – Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Journalism Scholarships