The Newmark J-School offers a number of general and interest-based scholarships. All admitted students who complete their Fall 2023 application by the priority deadline of January 15, 2023 are considered for scholarship awards.
The assessment is based on a holistic review of your application, academic achievements, interests and goals. Over the past few years, we have been able to provide roughly 60% of our students with partial and full-tuition scholarship awards.
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Anyone completing their application by the priority deadline (January 15, 2023) are considered for scholarship awards. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Tuesday, January 31 at 11:59pm ET. Students who complete their application by the priority deadline (January 15, 2023) and do not submit a scholarship essay will still be considered for general scholarships that do not require an essay.
The following scholarships require a 300-500-word statement explaining why you are particularly qualified for these scholarships:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Essays are optional for the scholarship listed below. For applicants submitting an optional scholarship essay, please tell us in a 300-500-word statement why you are interested in receiving scholarship funding.
Below is a sampling of additional scholarship opportunities:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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Students who have questions about scholarship opportunities and eligibility requirements may contact the Office of Admissions at (646) 758 – 7700 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.