In the past two years, an average of 400 journalism students received scholarships from the School of Journalism, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and Michigan State University. Scholarships can range from several hundred dollars to a full year of tuition (and you can receive multiple scholarships). There are many opportunities! Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students.
The J-School lists about 35 scholarships given to deserving journalism majors. Please see the list of scholarships for descriptions, criteria and application information. Scholarships in the School of Journalism are possible because of caring alumni and friends, who are especially interested in easing the financial burden of journalism students and helping them succeed. They remember what it was like to be in school.
The scholarship application process is online. You will be able to set up an account and upload all of your materials.
Here is a complete list of scholarships. You'll be able to click on each scholarship and read more about the donor and the criteria.
Please note: Scholarships are applied the next semester following their award. Scholarships awarded in spring are applied the following summer or fall semester. Seniors are not eligible for scholarships if they are graduating in the spring and have completed all of their coursework.
Deadline: Scholarship applications are due on Sunday, January 22, 2017 by 6 p.m. with the exception of the Bob Gross scholarship for incoming freshmen and the Lawrence and Linda Sims Scholarship. Those deadlines will be March 1, 2017.
Email L.A. Dickerson if you have questions.
The J-School faculty select students to receive awards as well, but students do not need to apply for these. You may see a list of those awards here.