Over the past three years, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has raised almost $9 million in private funds for scholarships and academic enhancements that will ensure its success as a top-flight graduate program. The gifts have allowed us to hand out approximately 150 full and partial scholarships based on both need and merit. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships simply by applying to the School.
Dozens of professional organizations and foundations also offer scholarships to students who meet specialized criteria. Following is a list of outside scholarship sources. Please visit the web sites of these organizations for the most up-to-date information and deadlines.
About.com (Various Scholarships)
Note: Open only to female students.
Note: Open only to students majoring in broadcast communications.
Note: Applicants must be female and be at least 25 years of age.
Communication Workers of America (CWA) (Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarship)
Note: Open to Latino students with demonstrated financial need
Note: Students interested in this scholarship must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation faculty representative at their institution. View a list of member schools.
Note: Open only to Hispanic students
Note: Under this program, U.S. and Canadian scholars spend an academic year studying and reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Latin American and Caribbean scholars spend an academic year studying at a recognized U.S. or Canadian journalism school
Note: Submitted articles must deal with problems faced by society’ disadvantaged groups.
Note: Applicants must be U.S. citizens of Polish descent
Mexican and American Legal Defense and Education Fund (for non-U.S. or legal resident students)
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (Ruben Salazar Scholarship Fund)
National Institute for Labor Relations Research (William B. Ruggles Right to Work Journalism Scholarship)
Note: Eligible applicants fall in two categories: Category 1 are Italian-American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievement; Category 2 are students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language or Italian studies.
The Newspaper Guild-CWA (Heywood Brown Award and David S. Bar Award)
Note: Must be interested in pursuing a career in business or financial reporting
Note: Applicants must be female, and must be permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT, or PA.
Chips Quinn Scholars Internship Program by Freedom Forum.org
Note: Applicants must be of South Asian descent.
Note: Must be a United Methodist who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism.