Scholarship opportunities are available, yet limited for applications completed after the priority deadline (January 16). The assessment is based on a holistic review of your application, academic achievements, interests and goals. We strongly encourage completing your admissions application as early as possible to take advantage of remaining scholarship opportunities. All admitted students will automatically be considered for scholarship funding. Below is a sampling of scholarship opportunities:
- Ida B. Wells Scholarship (Full-Tuition & Fees): The Ida B. Wells Society Scholarship was established in partnership with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting to support students who embody the pioneering spirit and dedication to investigative reporting that Ida B. Wells championed throughout her career.
- McGraw Scholarship (Full-Tuition & Fees): 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.
- Christine Kay Memorial Fund for Impactful Journalism: This scholarship supports students with a demonstrated financial need and may be used for both domestic and international students. Preference should be given to candidates who have a primary interest in investigative reporting and a deep and abiding interest in supporting and advancing the participation of underrepresented individuals in reporting, including women. The scholarship was established in memory of Christine Kay, a veteran editor at The New York Times who had a strong hand in shaping prizewinning articles and investigative projects and who helped conceive “Portraits of Grief,” a celebrated series of remembrances about the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
- Lorana Sullivan Foundation Scholarship (Full-Tuition & Fees): 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 J-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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reuters Journalism Scholarship (Full-Tuition & Fees): 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
Students who have questions about scholarship opportunities and eligibility requirements may contact the Office of Admissions at (646) 758 – 7900 or email@example.com.