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March 3, 2014

Associated Press Sports Editors Scholarship

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1.

Please have them include the following information in their letter of application:

- Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.

- Academic: A copy of the student's collegiate grades.

- Financial: A brief rundown of the student's financial situation, with regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.

- Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at Jtsullivan@globe.com with APSE Scholarship in subject line.

If you need to use standard mail for academic information, send to this address:

APSE Scholarship

c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor

Boston Globe

135 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA 02205-2845

November 18, 2013

Calling All Journalism Students: Are you the next Glenn Greenwald?

Do you have what it takes to become an investigative reporter? Demonstrate your talent and you could win a $1,000 scholarship and a chance to have your report published on the MintPress News website alongside your photo and bio reaching readers from across the nation and world. The top 10 finalists will also be given the opportunity to have their investigation published on our website which could jumpstart your journalism career.
That's Not All: The 10 finalists will also be placed in a drawing to be selected for a PAID INTERNSHIP opportunity with MintPress News which could transition into EMPLOYMENT within our global news organization.

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September 16, 2013

Applications Now Being Accepted for the LAGRANT Foundation 2014 Scholarship

In 2014, The LAGRANT Foundation will award 40 scholarships to ethnically diverse college students pursuing degrees in advertising, marketing, or public relations. These 40 students will be recognized at the 16th Anniversary Scholarship Donor Recognition Reception in Minneapolis on Monday, May 19, 2014. Of the 40 students, 20 undergraduate students will receive scholarships of $2,500 each and 20 graduate students will receive scholarships of $5,000 each. This is the largest number of scholarships ever to be awarded in one year by TLF. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2014, and more information can be found on the LAGRANT Foundation website.

April 15, 2013

Associated Press Sports Editors $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists.

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April 4, 2013

Apply Now for a Fulbright Award

The 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is now open. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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March 11, 2013

Minnesota Society of Professional Journalist's Scholarships Available

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2013 student scholarshisps. This year, MNSPJ will award two $2,500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in journalism.

Preference will be given to Society of Professional Journalists members.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 19th. No late submissions will be accepted.

Click here to apply and learn more.

February 12, 2013

$1,250 Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Jack Shelley Scholarship, presented by the Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA). This scholarship recognizes outstanding promise in the field of broadcasting. The NBNA awards one $1,250 scholarship each year to be used for broadcast education.

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January 22, 2013

$5000 Scholarship Opportunity for Students of Greek American Hertiage

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle.

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January 17, 2013

Applications Now Being Accepted for $2,500 NATAS Scholarships

The Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation is providing three $2,500 scholarships in 2013 to college students interested in studying visual media. Students must have completed at least two years of post-secondary learning. Click here to get scholarship details and application forms. Deadline to apply for scholarships is Friday March 8th, 2013.

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Upper Midwest Chapter Announces 2013 Student Production Awards

Entries are now open for high school and college media students. These awards recognize outstanding student achievement in video production. There are many different award categories for programs including news, sports, music videos, commercials and craft categories like talent, writing, photography, editing and graphics/animation.

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December 5, 2011

AAJA Now Accepting Applications for CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship

The Asian American Journalists Association is now accepting applications for the Council for International Cooperation/Anna Chennault Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to one graduating high school student. The scholarship, intended for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, includes $3,900 for college expenses and an all-expenses paid trip to the Unity: Journalists of Color convention in Las Vegas.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 3, 2012. For more information or to apply, click here.

November 15, 2011

Home Depot Scholarship for Minority Students

The Home Depot awards 14 $5,000 scholarships to deserving minority college sophomores or juniors in advertising, marketing or communications. These scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit potential to become one of AAF's Most Promising Minority Students by their senior year.

The application deadline is Jan. 27, 2012. For download the application, click MPMS_HomeDepot_Scholarship_app.pdf

October 3, 2011

ACES Offers $2,500 Copy Editing Scholarship

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply for the American Copy Editors Society $2,500 scholarship and four $1,000 awards.

Students should show a commitment to a career in copy editing, academic achievement and have recommendations from teachers or supervisors.

Winners will receive free registration for the ACES 2012 conference in New Orleans.

Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2011.

For more information, visit the website.

September 19, 2011

Apply for the Political Journalism Capital Semester at Georgetown University

This semester-long program held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. offers students interested in political journalism the opportunity to gain internships, transferable class credits, scholarships and insight on political reporting and writing.

Held January 11-April 28, 2012, the program allows for aspiring journalists to get hands-on professional experience and pairs a 25-hour work week with an academic experience.

Hear guest lectures from top print and broadcast journalists, network with seasoned professionals, earn generous scholarships and get an internship at a top news or media organization or communications or PR firm.

Apply by October 1 and get 5 percent off tuition. Final deadline is November 10, 2011.

For more information or to apply, click here.

September 12, 2011

Association for Women in Sports Media Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarship/Internship Program

AWSM has placed more than 100 young women in paid internships at such employers as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, MLB.com and a variety of newspapers around the country. For the summer of 2012, the organization looks to place a dozen applicants into sports internships.

The program is open to female undergraduate, graduate or graduating class of 2012 students.

The top applicant in each of the writing, broadcast, editing and media relations categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a paid trip to the 2012 convention in Chicago. All other students selected for an internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

Applications are due Oct. 31. For more information or to apply, click here.

ScanDigital Offers $1,000 Scholarships To Journalism Students

ScanDigital is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to journalism and photography majors for Spring 2012 semester. The scholarship was started to encourage passionate photography students to further enhance and improve their photography skills.

In order to apply, students must submit an essay and answer a few questions about academic history and professional goals.

For more information or to apply, click here. Applications are due Dec. 31, 2011.

August 29, 2011

AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship

This new national scholarship program is intended to encourage new media and technology skills in journalism students. The program will provide $20,000 scholarships to six promising undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing degrees at the crossroads of journalism, new media and computer science.

Applications are due January 27. More information can be found here.

April 19, 2011

You Are Invited to Spring Celebration!

YOU ARE INVITED TO SPRING CELEBRATION

Spring Celebration will honor SJMC 2010-11 graduates, the recipients and donors
of the 2011-12 scholarships and fellowships. Featuring the presentation of the 2010-11 SJMC Alumni Society Award for Excellence to Scott Meyer, co-founder of Mona, Meyer and McGrath.

Monday, May 2, 2011
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
5 p.m. Registration and cocktail hour
6 p.m. Dinner served
Tickets for this event are $25 per person, visit this LINK to reserve your spot.

Students- If you have received an award, please check your email for a special registration link. Donors will be there and your attendance is highly suggested!

April 11, 2011

Calling All Sports Journalists- APSE Scholarship Opportunity

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship
for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four
different regions of the United States.

The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1.

Please have them include the following information in their letter of application:

- Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.

- Academic: A copy of the student's collegiate grades.

- Financial: A brief rundown of the student's financial situation, with
regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.

- Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be
sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at
Jtsullivan@globe.com with APSE Scholarship in subject line.

If you need to use standard mail for academic information, send to this
address:

APSE Scholarship
c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor
Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd.

AAJA Student Grants and Scholarship Opportunities

The Asian American Journalists Association currently has the following student opportunities. For direct links to apply, visit the AAJA website or email programs@aaja.org.

STUDENT GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Stanford Chen Internship Grants
AAJA will award one news internship grant of $1,750. DEADLINE IS MAY 2.

Broadcast News Grants
One internship grant in the amount of $2,500 is in honor of the late Sam Chu Lin.
One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to an aspiring male television broadcaster from the Lloyd LaCuesta Scholarship Fund.
DEADLINE: MAY 16

Online News Grant
William Woo Print/Online News Grant: One grant of $1,000 to a college student interning at a print or online news company. DEADLINE: MAY 16

Mary Moy Quon Ing
AAJA will award one student $2,000 for the 2011/2012 school year.
DEADLINE: MAY 2

Vincent Chin
AAJA will award one student $500 for the 2011/2012 school year.
DEADLINE: MAY 13

March 28, 2011

Are You Interested in Pursuing a Research-Based Masters Degree or PhD in Science?

If you are an undergraduate who plans to pursue research-based master degrees or PhDs in the social sciences, natural sciences, history of science, or philosophy of science, check out the upcoming NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Information Sessions.

Meeting One-
Tuesday, April 5, 3:30-4:30, Ford Hall B29

Meeting Two-
Monday, April 11, 3:30-4:30, Ford Hall 130

Meeting Three-
Monday April 18, 10:00-11:00, Alderman Hall 415 (St Paul)

These fellowships offer generous support for up to three years of study in research-based master's or PhD programs in the social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, history of science, philosophy of science, and engineering. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents are eligible. Current sophomores and juniors are especially encouraged to attend these info sessions. For more information about NSF GRF and other national scholarships, please visit the website.

March 21, 2011

Spend a Year Abroad after Graduation with a Fulbright Grant

There will be two informational meetings for students interested in pursuing a Fulbright Grant for Graduate Research Senior Abroad Experience After Graduation. This grant supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries.

The first session will be held Wednesday, April 6, from 3:30-4:30 in Blegen Hall 220 on the West Bank. The second session will be Monday, April 11, from 12-1 p.m. in Armory 202 on the East Bank.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with the majority of their undergraduate education in the U.S.; must meet country-specific language proficiency requirements; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. SENIORS, RECENT GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. An institutional review and interview process is conducted on campus for currently enrolled U of M students.

Campus contact for undergraduates and recent graduates: Sally Lieberman, liebe001@umn.edu. Campus contact for graduate and professional students: Alison Skoberg, skobe001@umn.edu.

For further information and application materials, visit the Fulbright website.

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship

The Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship honors Arab-American students who excel in Media Studies. To qualify, students must be Juniors, Seniors, or enrolled in graduate school for the 2011-2012 academic year. They must also major in Mass Communications, Journalism, Radio, Television, and/or Film, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen of Arabic heritage

To apply, please submit the following items in hard copy form to the ADC Research Institute by April, 1, 2011:

- A one-page statement explaining your goals and why you merit the scholarship, and
stating that you are a U.S. citizen of Arabic heritage.
- Two original signed letters of recommendation from professors of Mass
Communications.
- Copies of articles, videos, films or other relevant media that showcases your work
(these items will not be returned to you).
- Official academic transcripts, including your GPA.
- Your permanent home address, email address, phone number, and your
phone number during the school year, if different.

Submit all materials to:
Jack G. Shaheen Scholarship
ADC Research Institute (ADCRI)
1732 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007

If you have any questions, call (202) 244-2990 or email organizing@adc.org.

Awards will be announced and presented June 10, 2011, during ADC's National
Convention
at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

February 21, 2011

NAHJ to offer $80,000 in scholarships for 2011-12 schol hyear

NAHJ will once again offer at least $80,000 in scholarships for the 2011-2012 school year to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in journalism in English- or Spanish-language media, or both. The series of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 have varying requirements and are open to students attending four-year and community colleges in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The 2011 scholarships are possible thanks to substantial personal donations from Univisión's María Elena Salinas, FOX News' Geraldo Rivera, CBS' Maggie Rodriguez, and CNN's Soledad O'Brien; contributions from companies like the Ford Motor Company, Univisión and the Gannett Co.; a scholarship fundraising benefit held in New York City on April 1st hosted by CNN; and other donations from NAHJ members and friends.

Since the first check was cut in 1988, NAHJ has awarded more about $1.6 million to more than 620 students as they complete their education to enter the ranks of professional journalists. All applications and accompanying materials must be submitted electronically at March 28, 2011. For more information on the scholarships NAHJ has to offer for 2011, log onto NAHJ.org's scholarship page.

Remember, to be considered for any NAHJ scholarship, students must be a current member of NAHJ for the 2011 calendar year. To join or renew your membership, log onto NAHJ.org. The annual dues for students are $35.

Foundation seeks applicants for sports reporting scholarship

The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation is seeking applicants for its scholarship program.

The foundation awards five $5,000 print journalism scholarships through a nationwide essay contest to students pursing careers in sports journalism.

An applicant must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of his/her second and/or third year of undergraduate study, achieving junior or senior status for the fall 2011 semester, who will graduate in spring of 2012 and not mid-year.

Forms and information packets are available in 110 Murphy Hall or outside the Digital Media Studios in the basement of Murphy Hall. The deadline to apply is April 29.

Since August 2000, the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation has awarded 73 scholarships to honor its namesake's legacy.

February 14, 2011

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for spot news writing contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of Spot News Writing. This article must be a major coverage of an event, not a sidebar analysis. All articles must be published between Match 15, 2010, and March 22, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than March 22. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program, offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for multimedia news contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of Multimedia News. This category awards excellence in covering news for an online audience using multimedia techniques, with an emphasis on multimedia storytelling, the quality of journalism and creative use of the medium. All articles must be published between Jan. 1, 2010, and April 19, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than April 19. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program, offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

January 31, 2011

Communications scholarship available for students of Greek heritage

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last 19 years.

Criteria for candidates includes: Greek American heritage; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Candidates can view The Peter Agris Journalism Scholarships Facebook page and download an application on the Alpha Omega Council's website at www.alphaomegacouncil.com. The following items must be returned by email to nancyasavage@gmail.com or by mail to The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships Committee, c/o Nancy Agris Savage, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760 no later than March 1, 2011:
1) completed application
2) current transcript
3) required essay
4) copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application.

Questions may be directed to nancyasavage@gmail.com.

January 24, 2011

Apply for SJMC scholarships by Friday

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will accept applications for scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year through Friday.

Applying for scholarships is easy. Students must complete the online application form to be automatically considered every scholarship for which they qualify. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $4,000.

All applications must be made online and be received by 4 p.m. Friday. Students who encounter difficulties should contact the SJMC Undergraduate Student Services office via e-mail at sjmcugs@umn.edu, call 612-625-0120 or visit 110 Murphy Hall.

January 18, 2011

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks profile writing entries

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of personality and profile writing. Entries must be a personality sketch of someone on or off campus. All articles must be published between Feb. 15, 2010, and Feb. 21, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Feb. 21. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

January 10, 2011

SPJ Mark of Excellence entry deadline is Jan. 26

The Society of Professional Journalists is accepting entries for its 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards.

SPJ will recognize the best student journalism in categories including newspapers, magazines, art/graphics, radio, television and online.

Entries first are judged at the regional level; first place regional winners advanced to the national competition and winners are recognized at SPJ's spring conferences.

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a United States college or university and studying for an academic degree in 2010. Entries must have been published during the 2010 calendar year. For more information, log onto http://www.spj.org/a-moe.asp. The entry deadline is Jan. 26.

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks broadcast entries

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of broadcast hard news reporting. Entries must be based on but not limited to public affairs reporting, business reporting, investigative reporting, science reporting, sports reporting or weather reporting with a hard focus, regardless of subject.

Interested students must submit two reports with a total run time of no more than five minutes that were produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks sports writing entries

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning sports article. Entries must relate to an event or issue, not a sports personality. Interested students must submit one single article published from Jan. 15, 2010, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Contestants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

January 4, 2011

SJMC to accept scholarship applications starting Jan. 12

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will begin accepting applications for scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year on Jan. 12.

Applying for scholarships is easy. Students must complete the online application form to be automatically considered every scholarship for which they qualify. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $4,000.

All applications must be made online beginning Jan. 12 and be received by 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Students who encounter difficulties should contact the SJMC Undergraduate Student Services office via e-mail at sjmcugs@umn.edu, call 612-625-0120 or visit 110 Murphy Hall.

December 20, 2010

The Newspaper Guild announces David S. Barr Award

The David S. Barr award recognizes student journalists who focus on issues of social injustices.

All entries must be of work published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2010. A $1,500 award will go to the winning undergrad or graduate student along with transportation and lodging for the annual Freedom Award Celebration, which will be held in Washington, D.C.

For application details, visit The Newspaper Guild website. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 28, 2011.

Hearst Journalism Awards: Photo News and Sports

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for their next winning example of news and sports photography. Entries must include two images in each category: news and sports, for a total of four photographs. To qualify, photos must have been taken between Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 11, 2011.

Turn in completed application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 11. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards: In-Depth Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for their next winning example of in-depth writing. Entries must illustrate the applicant's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. This can include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting.

Interested students must submit one article published from Dec. 15, 2009, through Jan. 4, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 4. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

December 13, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards: Broadcast TV News

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of broadcast hard news reporting. Entries must be based on but not limited to public affairs reporting, business reporting, investigative reporting, science reporting, sports reporting or weather reporting with a hard focus, regardless of subject.

Interested students must submit two reports with a total run time of no more than five minutes that were produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards: Sports Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning sports article. Entries must relate to an event or issue, not a sports personality. Interested students must submit one single article published from Jan. 15, 2010, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Contestants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

PRSA Student Classics Awards seek entries

Have you worked on public relations projects for a job, internship, student organization or class?

Submit your work to the PRSA Student Classics Awards, a competition showcasing some of the best public relations work from college students in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The PRSA Student Classics Awards competition is not limited to PRSSA members -- entries are encouraged from all communications, public relations, marketing and advertising students. Entering is a great way to show Minnesota PRSA professionals your public relations skills and help start your portfolio.

Entries are due Jan. 27, 2011. For more information, please visit the PRSA website.

December 6, 2010

Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award accepting applications

The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award is now accepting applications.

The winner of this one-of-a-kind honor will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and a paid internship at The Wall Street Journal, Fox News Channel, or The New York Post. This award is open to undergraduate students in all class years and free housing in New York City is available for the duration of the internship.

To apply, submit no more than two editorials, columns or news stories, per person, written in the 2010-2011 academic year. Articles specifically produced for and published by an established newspaper or magazine website will be accepted as well as internet exclusive material.

A confidential panel of judges appointed by the Foundation will evaluate the entries. The submission deadline is April 22 with the winner announced in June 2011. For more details, visit the Eric Breindel website or fan the organization on Facebook

About the Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation-
The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation will present the award to the undergraduate columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit of the writings by Eric Breindel: "Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism."

A.I. Johnson Scholarship announcement

The A.I. Johnson Scholarship, designed for undergraduate students with a strong interest in public affairs and political science, is now accepting applications.

To be considered, students must be enrolled in both the fall semester 2011 and spring semester 2012, completed a 400-hour internship under POL 3080 and have previous volunteer or work experience related to public affairs. The deadline for application materials is March 1, 2011. For more information, visit the website.

November 29, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards: In-depth writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning in-depth writing article. Entries must illustrate the entrant's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. This can include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting. Interested students must submit one single article published from Dec. 15, 2009, through Jan. 4, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 4. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards: News and sports photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning news and sports photographs. Entries must include two images in both the news and sports categories, for a total of four images taken from Sept. 1, 2009 through Jan. 11, 2011.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 11. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.

About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

November 19, 2010

German exchange program accepting applications for study abroad

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are accepting applications for their six week intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for Intermediate German-speaking American journalism and communications students.

The first week of the program participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final weeks consist of an intensive internship with a newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR firm in or near Berlin. 



Selected applicants will be awarded a monthly stipend for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance. Intercontinental travel is at the participants' expense.

The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Visit the DAAD website to learn about eligibility and application requirements.

November 15, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for opinion writing contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards looking for their next award-winning opinion piece. Entries must be signed or unsigned editorials that are well-reasoned and well-researched and express a clear and cogent point of view. Entries should be about 750 words and published Nov. 15, 2009 through Nov. 23, 2010.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 23. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

November 8, 2010

Heart Journalism Awards Reminder- Broadcast Feature

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning broadcast feature. Entries must be two reports with a total run time of five minutes, based on -- but not limited to -- public affairs, business, investigations, science, sports or weather. This soft news, non-deadline reporting of personalities or events must have been produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Nov. 13, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Tuesday. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

October 25, 2010

Scholarship- American Copy Editors Society

College juniors, seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing have until November 15, to apply for several scholarships awarded each year by the ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society. There are five awards available, one for $2,500 and the others for $1,000. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of five experienced copy editors. For details visit the ACES website.

Summer Internship- Dow Jones News Fund, Inc

The Dow Jones News Fund, Inc, is accepting applications for their Summer Internship Program. This opportunity is open to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students interested in Business Reporting, News Editing, Multimedia Editing and Sports Editing. For those accepted, it includes a $1,000 scholarship to interns returning to school after the program, travel expenses to training courses and internships and free pre-internship training.

To apply visit Newsfund.org and register as an 'Intern Applicant.' The Undergraduate office will host a required writing test on Friday, October 29, at 10:00 a.m. This test is not needed for those interested in Business Reporting, as the organization will directly mail a copy for your completion.

Hearst Journalism Awards Reminder- Opinion Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning opinion piece. Entries must be signed or unsigned editorials that are well-reasoned and well-researched and express a clear and cogent point of view, containing approximately 750 words and published Nov. 15, 2009, through Nov. 23, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 23. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

Hearst Journalism Awards Reminder- Photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning photograph. Applications must consist of two portraits, two feature photos and one "Personal Vision" photograph for a total of five images taken between Sept. 1, 2009, through Nov. 2, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 2. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

October 15, 2010

Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship

The application process for the Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship program for the summer of 2011 is open now through October 31, 2010. Internships are offered in writing (magazines, newspapers and online), broadcast, editing and media relations. The top applicant in public relations, broadcast, writing and copy editing will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship in addition to a paid trip to the 2011 AWSM convention in Charlotte, which includes hotel stay, $300 reimbursement for travel and free convention registration. All other students chosen for an AWSM internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

All full-time female students currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply via AWSM's online application system. For more information about the program visit: http://awsmonline.org/intern-scholarship/, contact co-chairs Stacy Hicklin and Lindsay Jones at awsminternship@gmail.com or click here to apply directly.

About AWSM-
Since 1990, AWSM has placed more than 100 female college students interested in sports media careers in paid internships with employers such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Track & Field, MLB.com and some of the country's most respected daily newspapers.

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011 Critical Language Scholarships. An information session will be held Wednesday, October 20, 3:35-4:30 p.m. in Blegen Hall, room 230. The deadline for this scholarship is November 15.

These U.S. government-sponsored scholarships support intensive summer language study in the critical need languages; Azerbaijani, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu, at approved language institutes abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; may be undergraduates at any level freshman through senior, or graduate students. All fields of study are eligible. Some institutes have language prerequisites, but many are open to beginners. All program costs are covered, including travel, room and board, instruction, visa fees, and entrance fees for program activities. Seven students from the U received these scholarships last year! Click here for further information and online application.

October 7, 2010

Medill Hill Journalism School on campus

Northwestern University's Medill Hill Graduate Journalism program will be on campus as part of the Graduate and Professional School Day on October 14, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. Interested students are encouraged to stop by the Great Hall in Coffman Union to learn more about Medill's Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate programs.

There will be 100 graduate/professional programs on campus as part of Graduate and Professional School Day including workshops on the application process and funding. The event itself runs from 10:00-2:00. Click here to see the full list of participating schools and programs.

Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award submission announcement

The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award is now accepting applications. The winner of this one-of-a-kind honor will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and a paid internship at *The Wall Street Journal*, Fox News Channel, or *The New York Post*. This award is open to undergraduate students in all class years and free housing in New York City is available for the duration of the internship.

To apply, submit no more than two editorials, columns or news stories, per person, written in the 2010-2011 academic year. Articles specifically produced for and published by an established newspaper or magazine website will be accepted as well as internet exclusive material.
A confidential panel of judges appointed by the Foundation will evaluate the entries. The submission deadline is April 22, 2011 with the winner announced in June 2011. For more details visit the Eric Breindel website or fan the organization on Facebook

About the Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation-
The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation will present the award to the undergraduate columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit of the writings by Eric Breindel: "Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism.

October 5, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for Portrait/Personality Feature submissions. All entries must consist of two portrait photographs, two feature photographs, and one "personal vision" photograph for a total of five images. The "personal vision" image may fall under the categories of (but is not limited to): pictorial, photo illustration, fine art photography, fashion photography, editorial photography, nature photography, architectural photography. Photos must have been taken between September, 1, 2009, through November 6, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Tuesday, November 2. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning feature. Articles must be a background, color or mood article as opposed to a conventional news story or personality profile published from October 15, 2009, through October 30, 2010, inclusively. Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than October 26. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

April 15, 2010

Sports Journalism Scholarships Available

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships for collegiate sports journalists.

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April 5, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards Deadline

Just a reminder that the deadline of April 12 for the Hearst Multimedia competition is fast approaching! Details are available at the Hearst Journalism Awards website.

March 25, 2010

2010 Chandler Award - Student Writer of the Year in Religion

The Chandler award honors excellence in student writing with an emphasis on reporting skills and a grasp of religion issues. Students who apply have a chance to win $600 cash plus a trip to Denver for the 2010 RNA Conference and Awards Banquet.

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March 22, 2010

Fulbright Info Sessions for Undergrads - 2011-12 Fulbright Grants

Information sessions are planned for undergraduates students interested in finding out about the Fulbright US Student Program. The Fulbright Program provides generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work or serve as English teaching assistants abroad each year, in over 100 countries. U.S. citizenship is required.

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March 8, 2010

MN SPJ's 2010 Student Scholarship Opportunity

The Minnesota SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists) is accepting applications for its 2010 student scholarship. The SPJ will award two $1,000 scholarships to students who are pursuing a journalism career.

Continue reading "MN SPJ's 2010 Student Scholarship Opportunity" »

Deadline, April 12: Hearst Awards Multimedia Competition

The Hearst Journalism Awards announces its Multimedia Competition! The Awards Program is presented annually by the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC) with full-funding by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program's mission is to encourage and support excellence in journalism and journalism education in America's colleges and universities.

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Deadline, April 26: Jim Murray Scholarship Essay Competition

The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Essay Competition is underway! The Murray Scholarship Program offers five (5) $5,000 print journalism scholarships through a nationwide essay competition to students pursuing a career in sports journalism.

Continue reading "Deadline, April 26: Jim Murray Scholarship Essay Competition" »

March 2, 2010

Scholarship Opportunity - Connecticut SPJ

The Connecticut SPJ (Society for Professional Journalists) is offering grants of $2,000, $1,000 and two awards of $250 through the Bob Eddy Scholarship Program. The application deadline is April 7, 2010.

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March 1, 2010

Phi Delta Theta Scholarship Opportunity

The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity is offering 2-$250 scholarships this spring for all non-Greek male students at the University of Minnesota! Please apply for our Pallas Scholarships online. Membership in Phi Delta Theta is not a requirement for scholarship consideration, please contact Chris Radford.

February 22, 2010

Final Hearst Journalism Awards Deadlines Are Approaching

There are two remaining Hearst Journalism Awards Programs with deadlines approaching soon. Internal SJMC deadlines allow time for our internal nomination process. To get started please pick up the application entry form in room 110 Murphy Hall.

February 25 - internal deadline for Photo Competition III -- Picture Story/Series - Multimedia
April 12 - internal deadline for Multimedia

About the Hearst Journalism Awards
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, was founded in 1960, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools. Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors currently enrolled in the 110 ACEJMC accredited colleges or universities.

Scholarships for Graduate Study in the UK and Ireland

The following scholarships are for students entering graduate programs in Fall 2011. For more information visit the University Honors Program Web site.

Rhodes Scholarships - for one to three years of study at the University of Oxford.

Marshall Scholarships - for one to three years of study at any university in the United Kingdom

George J. Mitchell Scholarships - for one to three years of study in Ireland or Northern Ireland

Churchill Scholarships - for one year of study in engineering, math, or science at Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Gates Cambridge Scholarships - for graduate study at the University of Cambridge

February 15, 2010

The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism

The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism each year takes 10 journalists near the start of their careers and helps them work through an ambitious reporting project in print, Web-based, or radio journalism, from the beginning through publication or broadcast. Fellows meet together twice during the year, once in the fall on the Middlebury College campus in Vermont, and once in the spring at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in California.

At these meetings professional journalists help participants plan their reporting and shape their stories. Fellows each receive $10,000 to help with reporting and living expenses during the fellowship year. We interpret the environment broadly--reporting projects dealing with economics, culture, global issues, and the like should center in some way on the human relationship with the physical world.

Applicants should visit http://www.middlebury.edu/sustainability/fech/fellowships, or write Emily Peterson at fiej@middlebury.edu.

Proposals should be received no later that May 15, 2010 and be sent to

Christopher Shaw,
Axinn 309, Middlebury
College, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Learning abroad for SJMC students: Spotlight on Copenhagen

At the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), SJMC students can take advertising, journalism or public relations courses that will enhance your major and choose from a variety of elective courses that will apply to your supporting course requirement. Study tours to other European cities are included in the cost of tuition, and optional study tours to even more European cities are also available. At DIS, you will meet the Danes through housing and other cultural immersion programs. Have fun, bond with new friends, and relish the opportunities for personal and professional development in this dynamic, metropolitan city.


Three-week summer program for photojournalism students

Study photojournalism abroad this summer where Europe is a little different... Copenhagen! The photojournalism class is offered during the 3-week early summer program (May 19 - June 9, 2010). DIS offers a $300 tuition reduction for University of Minnesota students.

Semester/Academic year opportunities for all SJMC students
Prefer to study abroad at DIS during fall 2010 or spring 2011 instead? The tuition reduction is even greater--$3,500 per semester. If you prefer to study abroad at DIS for the entire academic year, the tuition reduction is $7,000. (insert DIS website)

Fall 2010/Spring 2011 Courses for journalism and strategic communication students:


  • Current Trends in New Media
  • International Advertising in a European Context
  • Journalism and Public Relations
  • Photojournalism
  • Political Rhetoric: Media, Speeches, and Spin

To learn more, please contact Linda Lindholm in room 110 Murphy Hall. You may also review the DIS program information on the U of M Learning Abroad Center site, or visit the DIS site directly.

Upcoming Hearst Awards deadlines

  • Thursday, February 18 - Personality/Profile Writing
  • Thursday, February 25 - Photo Competition III: Picture Story/Series- Multimedia
  • Thursday, March 11 - Spot News Writing
  • Monday, April 12 - Multimedia Competition

To get started please view the entry guidelines online.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, was founded in 1960, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools. Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors currently enrolled in the 110 ACEJMC accredited colleges or universities.

February 1, 2010

$5,000 Scholarship for Greek American Journalism Student

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last 18 years

Criteria for candidates includes: Greek American heritage; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Candidates may download an application on the Alpha Omega Council's website.

The following items must be returned by email to nancyasavage@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2010:

1) completed application;
2) current transcript;
3) required essay, and;
4) copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application.

Develop a global perspective this summer in Berlin, Germany

The Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota provides fellowships for U of M students to serve as native-speaker interns in elementary schools in Berlin, Germany. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Interns work in an English-language classroom four days a week. Thursdays are open for independent research and other activities. Program duration: May 29 - June 26, 2010. German language proficiency preferred but not required. Up to 10 fellowships are available. Application deadline: February 8, 2009.

INFO MEETING:
W 2/3, 4:30-5:00 PM in 260 Social Sciences, West Bank Campus
Full information on the CGES website on the Internships page

January 25, 2010

February 27 - National Collegiate Reporting Competition deadline

Win an international study tour of Japan (June 11-20, 2010). The prize trip will combine journalism education with opportunities to learn about the history, culture and modern life in Japan. To be eligible to apply students must be full-time undergraduate students who will return to college in fall 2010 as an undergraduates.

Learn more and apply online.

January 27 - Deadline to apply for SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

SPJ is proud to reward the hard working journalism students who are producing outstanding work in their school newsrooms and stations with the Mark of Excellence Awards contest. To apply visit the Mark of Excellence Awards online.

Institute on Political Journalism internship opportunities

The Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) offers amazing internship opportunities, generous scholarships and a first rate academic experience. Learn more about the opportunities online.

Our priority deadline for scholarships is coming up on February 5.

January 19, 2010

2010-11 SJMC Online Scholarship Application now available

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, January 29, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. Applying for a scholarship is easy: complete the online application form by the deadline, and you will automatically be considered for every scholarship for which you qualify.

Upon submission of a scholarship application, you will receive a confirmation and tracking number for your completed application.

Go to the online application.

January 15, 2010

January 28 - Apply for Minnesota PRSA Student Classics Awards

The Minnesota Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is now accepting Student Classics award entries for the 8th annual award competition. The PRSA Student Classics Awards showcase some of the best public relations work from college students in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

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Student Veterans and Service Members - get paid for your internship!

If you have an internship that is unpaid or low-paid (you are making less than $1800 / semester), you may be eligible for a grant of up to $1800! Open to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate student veterans and service members, from all colleges and programs, at all U of M campuses. Find the details and application instructions online.

Questions? Contact Carin Anderson at ande8670@umn.edu or 612-624-9081.

Deadline TODAY: Hearst Broadcast Competition III: Television

The SJMC internal deadline for submitting an entry for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program competition for Broadcast News/Television News is TODAY, January 19, 2010. Please review the guidelines online and leave your materials with Maggie Cosgrove in room 110 Murphy Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. The SJMC will select two students to nominate on behalf of the School.

Other upcoming Hearst Deadlines:

April 12 - Multimedia Competition

December 14, 2009

Paulo Freire International Community Service Grant

The Learning Abroad Center, in partnership with the Career & Community Learning Center, sponsors several students annually to participate in community service projects abroad. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to selected University of Minnesota-Twin Cities undergraduate students.

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Reminder - Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting deadline is Dec. 17

Stop in to room 110 Murphy Hall to pick up the application. You can learn more about the Hearst Awards and read their guidelines online.

December 10, 2009

Jan. 27 - Deadline to apply for Mark of Excellence Awards

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism.

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Dec. 18 - Deadline to apply for Webby Awards

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.

You can review the guidelines and apply online.

December 7, 2009

Dec. 17 - Deadline to apply for Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting competition

Reminder that the Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting deadline is December 17. If you are planning to apply for this award please stop in to pick up the application forms from Maggie Cosgrove in room 110 Murphy Hall. You can read the competition guidelines online. First place winners receive $2,000.

2010-11 Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad

The Office of International Programs and the University Honors Program (Twin Cites campus) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2010-11 Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad.

This scholarship provides the opportunity for one senior at any campus of the University of Minnesota to enrich her or his academic experience with a fifth year of undergraduate study in another country. The scholarship is intended to support credit-bearing and usually classroom-based study abroad that immerses the student in the host university, research institute, or other institution, as well as in the host culture.

Proposals should be for full-time study for a full academic year or equivalent. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates at any University of Minnesota campus; must have senior status (at least 90 credits completed) by the end of Fall semester 2009 with at least 30 credits in residence at a University of Minnesota campus; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must be available for an in-person interview on the University's Twin Cities campus on March 1, 2010.

Application materials and instructions are available online or from the University Honors Program in 20 Nicholson Hall.

Applications are due February 1, 2010.

November 30, 2009

Dec. 17 - Deadline to apply for Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting competition

In-Depth Writing Competition - Entries must illustrate the student's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. Entries may include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting. Single articles only-published from December 15, 2008, through December 30, 2009, inclusively. One article of a series may be submitted but must be accompanied by not more than one double-spaced, typed page summarizing the remaining articles and describing resultant actions, if any.

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November 16, 2009

Jan. 27: SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Deadline

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism.

Learn more and apply online.

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November 9, 2009

Applications available for UHP spring 2010 honors thesis grants

The University Honors Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2010 Honors Thesis Grants. Students who will be involved in honors thesis-related research during spring semester may request up to $500 to help defray expenses incurred during said research.

Applications for spring semester are due on January 29, 2010.

Click here to download the application packet.

Spend summer 2010 studying media in Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to announce the third year of an intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students.

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November 6, 2009

Oscar® Red Carpet Correspondent Contest

Want to cover the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards? Here's your chance! Submit your video explaining why you would be the ultimate mtvU Oscars® Correspondent and represent the college audience.

Submit a 2:00 video telling us why you and your camera person should be chosen to take a spot on the Oscars ® Red Carpet to represent your college newspaper or television station. If selected as a finalist, your team would be flown to Los Angeles during Oscars® week to attend and cover pre-events leading up to the big night, and the grand prize winner will earn a spot alongside the best entertainment reporters in the business and have a chance to interview some of the biggest and brightest personalities in the world. Please see official contest rules for video submission guidelines.

Full guidelines and application information are online.

You can also view footage of the 2009 correspondent online.

October 30, 2009

Nov. 4 - Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships for Study Abroad info session

Info Session: Wednesday November 4, 3:35-4:30, Folwell Hall 108

Learn from Rotary representatives about the world's largest privately funded scholarship program for international education! Opportunities are offered for a year of study abroad in nearly 100 host countries.

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Upcoming Hearst Awards deadlines

Thursday, Nov. 19 - Deadline to apply for Editorial/Columns of Opinion writing competition

Monday, Nov. 2 - Deadline to apply for Radio and Television Features broadcast competition

Please review the entry guidelines and stop in to pick up the application form from Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall.

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October 27, 2009

Nov. 2 - Deadline to apply for Hearst Awards Broadcast Feature Competition

The internal deadline to apply for the Hearst Awards Broadcast Competition I: Radio and Television Features is Nov. 2. Pick up an application in 110 Murphy Hall to be considered for this competition. You can review the guidelines and learn more at the Hearst Awards Web site.

October 9, 2009

October 22 - Hearst Awards Photo Competition I deadline

Photojournalism Competition I - Portrait/Personality, Feature & "Personal Vision"
All photos submitted must have been taken from September 1, 2008, through November 1, 2009, inclusively. Each entry must consist of two photographs in each category-Portrait/Personality and Feature-and one "Personal Vision"photo for a total of five photographs. The "Personal Vision" image may fall under the categories of (but is not limited to): pictorial, photo illustration, fine art photography, fashion photography, editorial photography, nature photography, architectural photography. Entries are sent on a CD or via email to photoawards@hearstfdn.org.

To apply, first review the full guidelines online and then submit your materials to Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall by October 19 to be considered for nomination on behalf of the SJMC.

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UPI National Student Journalism Writing Contest

United Press International and uwemp are pleased to announce a major opportunity for college journalism students nationwide.

The grand prize:

  • A $500 cash prize
  • An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC—work with key UPI personnel and have lunch at the National Press Club
  • Winning submission eligible for publication on upi.com, with a byline seen by millions of readers

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October 8, 2009

October 19 - Hearst Awards Feature Writing Competition deadline

A background , color or mood article as opposed to a conventional news story or personality profile. Articles must be published from October 15, 2008 through November 1, 2009, inclusively.

To apply, first review the full guidelines online and then submit your materials to Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall by October 19 to be considered for nomination on behalf of the SJMC.

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October 5, 2009

Apply for $2,500 Copy Editing Schoalrship

The ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society, offers scholarships to juniors, seniors and grad students interested in careers in copy editing.

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Win a $10,000 award and an internship at a top news organization

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the "2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award," the nationwide undergraduate competition with a $10,000 award and a paid internship, are now being accepted.

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September 28, 2009

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Info Sessions

Truman Scholarships support outstanding undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in government, education, the non-profit sector, or elsewhere in public service, and want to make a difference. Applicants must be juniors, U.S. citizens or nationals, with strong academic records, and should be engaged in community service and/or political activism.

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September 21, 2009

September 23 - Deadline to apply for CLA internship grants

The College of Liberal Arts offers $1200 grants to select undergraduate students doing unpaid internships. Apply for one if you are planning an internship this fall. Various grants awarded. Learn more and view the application instructions on the Career and Community Learning Center Web site.

September 1, 2009

2010 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Program

The 2010 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship is now accepting applications for next year's program. Twenty winners nationwide will be chosen for a 10-week internship, which will run from June 7 through August 31, 2010 in Indianapolis or Phoenix. Fellows will be assigned to either The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic as reporters, photographers, graphic artists and page designers. To learn more and apply please visit The Indianapolis Star Web site.

July 24, 2009

August 1 - Deadline to Apply for Electronic Journlaism Scholarships

The Association of Electronic Journalists has multiple scholarships available for hard-working undergraduate students who have a focus in electronic journalism. All scholarships are open to enrolled students (freshmen excluded) who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. Candidates must be full-time college students with at least one full year of college remaining, and they must be in good standing. To learn more about the scholarships and to apply, visit the RTNDA Web site. Application deadline is August 1.

June 23, 2009

Broadcast Education Association Scholarships

Broadcast Education Association offers one $5,000 scholarship to college juniors,
seniors, and graduate students attending a member university of the
sponsor organization for study toward a career in radio. Deadline(s): 10/12/2009

For more information visit: http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin_prog.asp?68774

April 20, 2009

April 22 -Deadline Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Essay Contest

Wednesday, April 22 is the deadline for your individual essay submission to the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. Below is the 2009 Essay Question, along with the Guidelines. If you have any questions, or need the application please stop in to 110 Murphy Hall.

2009 Essay Question
How has the media landscape, and the manner in which sports journalists cover events, changed over the past 20 years?


Conditions of Eligibility:

A. An applicant *must* be a citizen of the United States; pending application for citizenship *_does not_* qualify a person to apply.

B. An applicant *must* have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of his/her second and/or third year of undergraduate study, achieving junior or senior status for the fall 2009 semester at the University’s School of Journalism, who will graduate in spring of 2010 and not mid-year.

C. An applicant must have at least a “B” (3.0) grade point average and be enrolled full-time.

D. An applicant *must* show, integrity of character, interest in and respect for his/her fellow humans, and the energy to use his/her writing talents to the fullest extent.


Essay Format Guidelines:

1. No more than 1000 words, but no less than 750 words.
2. Must be prepared with a one-inch (1”) margin, 12-point font.
3. Applicant’s *first and last name* and *word count* in the *upper right* corner of *each* page
4. Multiple pages must be numbered bottom-center.
5. The essay must have one staple in the upper left corner.
6. DO NOT put essays in any type of binding.

If you think you would like to apply, please see Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall as soon as possible to learn more about the application process and the supporting materials required to apply. The SJMC will review all applications submitted and nominate one student on behalf of the SJMC. Applications are due by 12 noon on Wednesday, April 22.

Hearst Journalism Awards Upcoming Deadlines

Multimedia Competition Deadline is today,! April 20.

Please review competition guidelines online. Students must be current SJMC majors to participate. Stop in to 110 Murphy Hall to pick up the official application form. Deadlines below are internal SJMC deadlines to allow time for our internal SJMC review. If chosen to be nominated on behalf of the school we will submit your application on your behalf.

April 10, 2009

New York City housing option for summer

Students who will be interning in New York City this summer may be interested in the following opportunity that was recently shared with career services staff at the University of Minnesota:

Educational Housing Services is a Not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully furnished housing to students, grad students and interns coming to New York City throughout the year. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn, and is a great short term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community of your peers.

EHS can also provide housing the summer after you graduate from your program. So if you are contemplating living in New York but don’t want to make a year long commitment, this could be a solution. Check out the website www.studenthousing.org or call today for locations, rates and availability. 1-800-297-4694

April 6, 2009

Cannes Lions Advertising Student Competition

The Future Lions is a global student advertising competition with the goal of shaking up the advertising world with new medium and messages that were not possible five years ago. Winners and their work will be presented at a seminar at the Cannes Festival Palais on June 26, 2009, to the world's advertising community. Deadline is May 4. Learn more online.

March 23, 2009

Minnesota SPJ Scholarship

The Minnesota Chapter of the Society and Professional Journalists (MN SPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2009 student scholarship. MN SPJ will award two $1000 scholarships to students pursuing a career in journalism.

Applicants must be:
-Enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota
-Or be a Minnesota high school graduate enrolled in a post-secondary institution outside of Minnesota
-Please note preference will be given to Society of Professional Journalist members

Deadline:
April 3rd, 2009

Scholarship recipients will be notified in late spring, and will be awarded at the Page One Awards banquet.

Apply online at: www.mnspj.org

March 19, 2009

Fulbright Info Session about Fulbright Grants

Attend the Fulbright Info Session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which provides support for recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad in over 100 countries.

Current juniors with strong academic records are encouraged to attend this info session to learn how to apply for a Fulbright grant for 2010-2011. Other interested undergraduates are also welcome to attend.

Approximate application deadline: August 2009

For more information about the Fulbright program and other national scholarships, please visit: www.honors.umn.edu/scholarhships

March 9, 2009

Apply by Apr. 15 for summer non-credit learning abroad funding

The Learning Abroad Center has funding of up to $500 for students participating on non-credit work, intern, volunteer or teaching programs during summer 2009.

Students must complete an application and submit a 250-300 word essay illustrating their reasons in choosing the program, how it will impact their personal, professional, academic or long-term goals, and how they plan to fund the program in addition to the awarded fellowship.

Preference will be given to students participating on non-paid programs.

Deadline: April 15 at 4:00pm
Notification: May 1

Please visit the Learning Abroad Center's website to find a list of approved programs:

Apr. 6: Deadline NAHJ scholarships

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists offers several scholarships for students pursuing careers in print, online, or broadcast journalism. Learn more about the scholarships and apply online.

Mar. 25: Deadline NAHJ fellowships in NYC

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Kick your journalism career into high gear with a summer fellowship with NBC Universal in NYC. Work for 10 weeks on top NBC shows. Stipend to help cover living expenses. Learn more and find the application online.

February 26, 2009

April 1 - AAJA Spotlight Awards Deadline

The Minnesota chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is the proud sponsor of the Spotlight Awards, which honors the best in college journalism. Awards are granted in the following categories: news and features (print and broadcast) and visual (photos and electronic media).

Eligibility: must be a currently enrolled, full-time student. You do not need to be an AAJA member to submit an entry.

Criteria: Submissions must be published material in a student publication from the 2008-09 school year (Sept. 2008 – April 1, 2009). For print applicants: One published story photocopied onto 8.5"x11" paper. Publication date and publication name must be visible. For photo applicants: Entries may be black and white or color prints, clippings or CDs. Prints/clippings should be no larger than 8.5"x 11". Complete caption information, along with publication date and publication name, must be included along with the images. For broadcast applicants: One story on VHS or DVD; story must be no longer than 10 minutes.

All submissions must be turned in to Emma Carew at The Minnesota Daily offices (2221 University Ave. SE, suite 450) by 5 p.m. on April 1, 2009 with the completed application form. Pick up the application form in 110 Murphy Hall.

February 27 - Scholarship Deadline for minority Strat Comm students

The Lagrant Foundation (TLF) is now accepting applications for $100,000 in scholarships for the 2009/2010 academic year. Applications must be submitted to TLF by Friday, February 27th for consideration.

Ethnic minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in advertising, marketing or public relations are eligible for the TLF scholarships. In an effort to increase ethnic minority representation in the communications industry, TLF awards $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students and $10,000 scholarships to graduate students.

Learn more about TLF or review the scholarship application guidelines online.

February 16, 2009

Learning Abroad Center scholarships for May and Summer

The Learning Abroad Center is excited to announce new scholarships available for LAC sponsored May Session and Summer programs. These scholarships focus on first generation college students and/or students with financial need.

There are 25 awards at $1250 each. More information is available online. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2009.

February 15, 2009

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center Mental Health Program in Atlanta, GA provides six one-year fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on a selected topic regarding mental health or mental illnesses. The Fellowships are designed to increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information.

Each journalist awarded will receive a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must have at least three years of professional experience in print or electronic journalism, submit an application packet (packet found online), and attend orientation and presentation meetings in September at the beginning and end of the Fellowship year. Fellows will not be required to leave their current employment. Awards will be announced July 10, 2009. Deadline: April 20, 2009.

To learn more visit the Carter Center Web site.

February 9, 2009

Mar. 27-Deadline AAJA scholarship

Asian American Journalists Association scholarship deadline is March 27
Use a common application to apply for two scholarships for college students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, or online journalism, or photojournalism. Visit: http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/journalism_scholarships.

Apr. 6- Deadline NAHJ scholarship

National Association of Hispanic Journalists scholarship deadline is April 6
Scholarships are open to a range of students – from incoming freshmen to graduate students – depending on the guidelines and criteria for each category or the donor of the scholarship. For more information on the scholarships, criteria, and the application, visit: http://www.nahj.org/educationalprograms/nahjscholarships.shtml

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White House News Photographers Association annual contest

White House News Photographers Association annual contest deadline is March 1
Several categories exist for this photography competition – all photojournalists should consider applying. Winning portfolio will receive a $1,000 award, two tickets to the annual WHNPA black tie gala in Washington, D.C. and featured work printed in the Eyes of History awards book and traveling exhibit. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on March 1, 2009. Download the contest rules and guidelines at: www.whnpa.org/studentcontest.

February 2, 2009

Apr 27 –Deadline Murray Scholar scholarship program

The Murray Scholar Scholarship program, funded by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation (JMMF), awards five (5) $5,000 scholarships annually to outstanding print journalism students, with emphasis on sports journalism, through a nationwide essay competition. In granting educational scholarships, JMMF continues to support the education of aspiring journalism students as they prepare for important roles in their profession and community. SJMC Internal Deadline is April 15.

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Apr 1 – Deadline Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award

The Institute on Political Journalism is now accepting entries for the Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award, which recognizes excellence in well-sourced news stories or analytical reports in collegiate publications that demonstrate an understanding of the basic ideas that support a free society. First place winner receives a $5,000 award. View the guidelines online: www.tfas.org/ipjawards.

January 26, 2009

Jan. 30 Deadline - SJMC Scholarship Application

Apply now for a number of scholarships offered exclusively to SJMC students! Deadline is this Friday, January 30.

If you have difficulty accessing the online form or have additional questions or concerns, please contact SJMC Undergraduate Student Services via e-mail at sjmcugs@umn.edu , or call 612-625-0120 or visit 110 Murphy Hall.

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Hearst Journalism Awards Upcoming Deadlines

Please review competition guidelines online . Students must be current SJMC majors to participate. Stop in to 110 Murphy Hall to pick up the official application form. Deadlines below are internal SJMC deadlines to allow time for our internal SJMC review. If chosen to be nominated on behalf of the school we will submit your application on your behalf.

Deadlines:
February 23 – Personality/Profile Writing Competition
March 2 – Photo Competition III: Picture Story/Series
March 23 – Spot News Writing Competition
April 20 – Multimedia Competition

Voice your ideas, get published and win up to $2,000

With a little more than two weeks remaining, now is the opportunity to learn more about Access and to submit a 1,000 – 1,500 word essay. We’re challenging Gen Y undergraduate and graduate-level students to voice their ideas on where Access will take us next and how it will impact business, technology, medicine, the environment, the economy, and more. The winner will have their essay featured in Access Review, the annual business magazine published by FedEx that explores the powerful, positive megatrend of Access through a variety of individual, social, economic, and global lenses. Winners will also receive full registration to the 2009 Net Impact Conference at Cornell University, and Net Impact is providing cash prizes of $2,000 (1st place), $1,000 (2nd place), and $500 (3rd place). Essays are due: Friday, February 6, 2009.
For more information and contest requirements, visit www.netimpact.org/access or e-mail access@netimpact.org.

Feb. 11 Deadline: CLA spring internship grants

If you have an internship THIS spring, apply for a CLA internship grant. The College of Liberal Arts offers $1200 grants to selected CLA undergraduates doing unpaid internships.
Visit the CCLC Web site for more information.

January 15, 2009

Feb. 1- AAJA-Chicago Scholarship Deadlines

The Deadline is fast approaching to apply for the three summer internships being offered through the Chicago Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. Applications must be postmarked on Feb. 1, 2009.

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The Construction Writers Association Scholarship

The Construction Writers Association (CWA) is awarding scholarship(s) titled Build A Future Scholarship to undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding skills, aptitude and motivation in the fields of journalism, communications, and public relations as they apply to the fields of architecture, engineering, or construction.

The monetary award is $2,000 (US Dollars) and it is open to students pursuing studies in any of the above fields. This scholarship also includes a full conference registration to the CWA Annual Conference. The estimated value is about $3,000.

Learn more.http://www.constructionwriters.org/awards/scholarship/

January 9, 2009

February 16 - A.I. Johnson Scholarship Deadline

Visit the political science department Web site for more information.

Feb. 2 Deadline- Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad

To review the guidelines or apply online, visit the University Honors Web site.

Jan. 30 - David S. Barr Award for student journalists

To learn more stop in to 110 Murphy Hall or visit the Newspaper Guild Web site.

Jan. 21 – Deadline SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

Learn more.

Apr. 24 Deadline -Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award

Award honors work that reflects the spirit of Eric Breindel: “Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism.�? One prize of $10,000 will be awarded, with a paid internship at either Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, or the New York Post. Learn more.

Jan. 29 – Deadline MN PRSA Student Classics Awards

This competition showcases the best public relations work from college students in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Show Minnesota PRSA professionals your public relations skills and experience! Competition is not limited to students in PRSSA. Learn more.