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The Bill Walsh scholarship, provided by the ACES Education Fund, in honor of the late editor, author, and ACES guiding spirit. The winner receives $3,500 plus financial aid to attend the ACES national conference.

Qualifications: Applicants must be seeking degrees as enrolled college/university juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Scholarships are awarded without regard to the student’s major or field of academic concentration. The Walsh scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates the talent and passion for language that Bill devoted his life to and who aspires to pursue the craft of editing the news.

Application information: Go to https://aceseditors.org/awards/scholarships to apply. 

Axia Public Relations established the Axia Public Relations Scholarship to assist outstanding college students with financial needs in their pursuit of a public relations career.

Qualifications:
1. Candidates must be juniors or seniors in good academic standing at accredited colleges or universities.
2. Candidates must have financial need.
3. Candidates must have some public relations experience through volunteering, internships, or employment.
4. Candidates must be studying public relations or an equivalent major.
5. Candidates should be seeking a public relations career.
6. Candidates pursuing journalism, hospitality, event management, advertising, design, human resources, politics, government affairs and lobbying careers should not apply for this scholarship.
7. Applicants should carefully review their submissions for typos, spelling and grammar.

DeadlineMay

Application information: 
1. Cover Letter/Intro Video
2. Provide a link to your LinkedIn profile
3. Work Samples

Apply at www.prsafoundation.org/scholarships-awards/axia-public-relations-scholarship.

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, promoting insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals.  BEA administers scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the entire electronic media profession.

QualificationsThe BEA Founders Awards are for students enrolled in a BEA 2-Year member institution or graduates of these programs now enrolled in a BEA 4-Year institution.  Other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and/or graduate students at BEA member institutions – unless otherwise noted in the descriptions listed below.

Deadline: October

Application information: For more information on specific scholarships, go to www.beaweb.org

The Society of Professional Journalists offers grants, internships, fellowships and scholarships to students studying journalism. 

For more information on specific scholarships, go to www.spj.org/awards.asp. 

Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

Qualifications: Focus of work and entries: photojournalism. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Please keep in mind, for the still photography submissions, that we are not looking for “art” photography.

Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography.

One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.

Application information: Go to https://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/apply/ to apply. 

The Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to provide financial support to college students interested in a career in broadcast / digital journalism, or marketing. The Fund plans to award scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualifying and deserving students from underrepresented minority groups who need financial assistance to complete their education.

The Fund complements Sinclair’s existing widespread internship program as well as Sinclair’s long-standing relationships with numerous colleges, including historically black colleges and universities in markets where Sinclair has stations. This Fund is another way for Sinclair to invest in the future of broadcast television, by ensuring that students dedicated to careers in broadcasting can complete their educations.

The scholarship is open to:

-Current sophomores and juniors, attending a 4-year undergraduate college or university.
-Applicants can major in any subject, but they must be pursuing careers in broadcast journalism, digital journalism or marketing.
-Students nationwide may apply.

DEADLINE to apply: Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Apply here.

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