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 February 28, 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 February 28, 2022.


The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is taking applications for its 16th 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. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2022.  More details on the Press Club website.


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.

Visit our Students & Teachers Page.

Our mission is to provide training and resources to our members, to develop the next generation of readers and journalists, and to educate the public on the importance of the First Amendment and the role of a free press.

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