Journalism Scholarships for Students

Journalism Scholarships for Students

The PNA Foundation is proud to present this listing of journalism scholarships for students, which provides a variety of scholarship opportunities at PNA-member news and affiliate organizations.

Each listing details some information about the scholarships with a link to the organization for more details.  We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but some of the information may have changed without our knowledge. Please visit the organization’s webpage before applying for their scholarship.

If you’d like to add your organization’s scholarship to this listing, if your listing needs to be updated, if you know of any journalism scholarships that aren’t already listed, or if you have any questions, please email Teresa Shaak.


Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university with a major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication and provides financial assistance of up to $7500 per year for up to four years. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2022.

Scholarship for Diversity in Media – The scholarship will award an exceptionally talented Journalism, Communication, or English Writing high school senior who is culturally, ethnically or racially diverse with financial assistance of up to $7500 per year for up to four years.  Deadline for applications is December 31, 2022.

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is taking applications for its 17th annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship as well as the eighth annual $2,500 Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists. Applications for the 17th annual Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship will open in December 2022. Deadline to apply is Feb. 10.  More details on the Press Club website.

Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Scholarships

The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters has committed $25,000 toward scholarships and on-campus events at Point Park University. The scholarships are available to current students in the Rowland School of Business or first-year incoming students in the School of Communication from Pennsylvania who have an interest in radio or TV broadcast media and demonstrated financial need.

Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication has an exciting scholarship opportunity in Temple University’s Master’s of Journalism program:

The Steinman Foundation has funded a $20,000 per year scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in business or financial journalism, targeted especially towards students with a professional or educational background in business. Recipients are also eligible to pursue a 1-year, $40,000 business reporting fellowship at LNP Media Group in Lancaster, PA upon graduation from the program.  For more details, email or phone 215-204-8560.

Journalism Scholarships Whether you’re just starting to explore journalism as a possible major, or whether you’ve already been doing journalistic work at the high school or undergraduate level for years, there are a number of journalism scholarships available for students like you. At, you can find scholarships to help with funding your education. offers a list of scholarships and other useful information about why scholarships are necessary, the different types of scholarships available and how to apply/earn those scholarships. View their lists of scholarships here: also offers new scholarships tailored specifically for LGBTQ+ students.  More details can be found on their website, is a scholarship database with thousands of external scholarships and university scholarships specifically for international students.

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