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Scholarships and Financial Aid FAQs

The Office of Admissions reviews every accepted student for scholarship funds. The assessment is based on a holistic review of your application, academic achievements, interests and goals. In the end, about two-thirds of our students receive full or partial awards for tuition and fees.

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Scholarships

The Newmark J-School offers a number of general and interest-based scholarships. All admitted students are considered for scholarship awards. The assessment is based on a holistic review of your application, academic achievements, interests and goals.

Some interest-based scholarships require a 300-500-word statement explaining why you are particularly qualified for these scholarships. Students who do not apply for interest-based scholarships will still be considered for internal scholarships that do not require an essay. Applicants will receive an email after submitting the admission application with a detailed email on how to apply for interest-based scholarships.

Below is a sampling of available scholarships:

  • Hearst Scholarship Fund: The Hearst Scholarship was established by the Hearst Foundations to provide support for financially needy students at the Newmark J-School.  Recipients should be students who will stay and work in the U.S. following graduation.
  • Himan Brown Scholarship Fund: The Himan Brown Scholarship is named for Hi Brown, an American producer of radio and television programs. Over seven decades, Brown produced more than 30,000 radio shows, including for major radio networks and syndication.  This scholarship supports Newmark J-School students interested in broadcast journalism, particularly radio.
  • ​​Ida B. Wells Scholarship (Full-Tuition & Fees): The Ida B. Wells Scholarship was developed in collaboration with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, whose mission is to increase the representation of reporters of color in the field of investigative reporting.
  • Jack Rosenthal Scholarship Fund: The Jack Rosenthal Scholarship was established to honor the life and work of Jack Rosenthal, a journalist, soldier, government official, executive, and Pulitzer Prize winner. The scholarship provides support for a financially needy student who is a new American or who might otherwise be ineligible for other forms of financial aid.
  • Jovita Idár Scholarship: The Jovita Idár Scholarship Fund was established in memory of the trailblazing journalist. Jovita Idár Scholars must be enrolled in the M.A. in Journalism – Bilingual Program.
  • Julius Barnathan Scholarship: The Julius Barnathan Scholarship was established in memory of native New Yorker, Julius Barnathan, the renowned television executive who contributed greatly to making ABC Sports’ coverage the best in the business. This scholarship supports Newmark J-School students studying broadcast journalism who are based in New York City.
  • Lorana Sullivan Foundation Scholarship (Essay Required): The Lorana Sullivan Foundation Scholarship is named in memory of the pioneering female investigative business journalist, Lorana Sullivan.  Open to in-state, out-of-state and international students.  This scholarship will be used to provide support for at least two students based on academic need as determined by the School. Preference is given to candidates who have an interest in business and economic journalism and/or investigative reporting. Recipients should have a deep and abiding interest in the Foundation’s mission of supporting and advancing the participation of underrepresented individuals in business and economic investigative reporting. Candidates will be required to complete an essay providing reasons why they are seeking this scholarship. The scholarship shall cover the recipients’ full tuition and provide assistance for living expenses.
  • McGraw Scholarship (Full-Tuition & Fees) (Essay Required): The McGraw Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship awarded to one or more students interested in the business & economics reporting concentration in the M.A. in Journalism. McGraw scholars must select and remain in the business & economics reporting concentration for the duration of their studies at the Newmark J-School to retain the scholarship. NOTE: This scholarship is only for M.A. in Journalism applicants. 
  • Punch Sulzberger Scholarship Fund: The Punch Sulzberger Scholarship was established in memory of Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger, Sr., the former publisher of The New York Times and former chairman of the board of The New York Times Company. This scholarship supports students with a demonstrated financial need.
  • Sheila Handler Resnick Memorial Scholarship: The Sheila Handler Resnick Memorial Scholarship is available to graduates of CUNY undergraduate colleges (or those who have graduated by the time they enroll in the Newmark J-School) who demonstrate an interest in domestic urban reporting or domestic investigative reporting.
  • Stephen B. Shepard Scholarship: Available to graduates of CUNY undergraduate colleges. This award bears the name of the founding dean emeritus of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.
  • TelevisaUnivision Scholarship: The TelevisaUnivision Scholarship provides support to Newmark J-School students enrolled in the M.A. in Journalism – Bilingual Program.
  • The Lisa Goldberg/Revson Foundation Scholarship Fund: The Lisa Goldberg/Revson Foundation Scholarship was established in memory of Lisa Goldberg, the former president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation.  The scholarship supports  Newmark J-School students who are New York residents either first-generation or from minority families and/or those who express an interest in public service journalism.
  • Tow-Knight Scholarship Fund: The Tow-Knight Scholarship was established through generous support from The Tow Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to provide financial assistance for Newmark J-School students enrolled in the M.A. in Engagement Journalism.