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The Office of Admissions reviews every accepted student for scholarship funds. In the end, about two-thirds of our students receive full or partial awards for tuition and fees, based either on need or merit.

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Scholarships

The Office of Admissions reviews every accepted student for scholarship funds. In the end, about two-thirds of our students receive full or partial awards for tuition and fees, based either on need or merit. 


A Sampling of AVAILABLE Scholarships
  • ​​Ida B. Wells Scholarship (Full-Tuition): 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.
  • 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.  
  • McGraw Scholarship (Full-Tuition): 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. 
  • Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) Scholarship: The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is proud to announce our newly established scholarship in partnership with the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) for any NAJA member admitted to a Master’s program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and meets CUNY’s eligibility requirements for being a New York State Resident. To be eligible, applicants must:
    • Be considered a New York State resident as outlined by CUNY’s residency policy. Supporting documentation may be requested.
    • Highlight a commitment to Indigenous storytelling as demonstrated by completed coursework, clips and/or work samples
    • Be a current member of Native American Journalism Association (NAJA). Proof of membership must be provided at the time of application.

Scholarship finalists will be determined by NAJA and the Newmark J-School. Final selection will be made by the school.

  • Reuters Journalism Scholarship (Full-Tuition): This scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship in partnership with Reuters. The student should preferably have an interest in financial, business, or political reporting. Data analysis expertise, investigative reporting skills, and fluency in multiple languages are also desirable. The award includes:
    • Mentorship by Reuters editors throughout the academic year
    • Inclusion in Reuters learning events
    • Paid 10-week summer internship with Reuters
  • 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.
External Scholarships
    • Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund: The Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Scholarship honors the legacy of Anne O’Hare McCormick of The New York Times, who in 1937 was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence. The McCormick Fund was created in 1954 as a posthumous tribute by McCormick’s colleagues in the Newswomen’s Club of New York. The scholarship is awarded to female U.S. citizens who have been admitted to an accredited New York-based graduate journalism program leading to a degree. Applicants must show evidence of both journalistic talent and financial need. All applications, clippings and broadcast work must be submitted in English. This scholarship is open to full-time and part-time students. The award is $2,500. Download the 2022-2023 application and please complete both Part A and Part B and submit to mccormickscholarship@gmail.com. Deadline for submission of applications is April 8, 2022, at 11:59 p.m ET. For information, contact Jan Paschal, McCormick Fund president, Jlp321@hotmail.com; or Carolyn Purcell, McCormick Fund scholarship chair, at mccormickscholarship@gmail. *Please note that the Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund is administered outside of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.
    • Women’s Media Group Scholarship: Women’s Media Group is a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in the many fields of media. The members, drawn from book, magazine, and newspaper publishing; film, television, online and other digital media, meet, collaborate, inform and support one another as well as mentoring young women interested in media careers. The scholarship will be awarded to two people who identify as female. Each award is $2,000. Recipients will also receive complimentary membership in the Women’s Media Group for three years. Current and incoming Newmark J-School students are eligible for the scholarship.Candidates must submit a brief essay, outlining your commitment to publishing (whether through school literary magazines, newspapers, internships, work experience, creative projects or other avenues) and an example of your demonstrated leadership and interest in promoting literacy, diversity, and amplification of underrepresented voices in the media. The deadline for submission is May 2, 2022. Essays should be submitted to info@womensmediagroup.org. Please put in the subject line: Newmark J-School Scholarship application – FIRSTNAME LASTNAMEPlease note that the Women’s Media Group Scholarship is administered outside of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.