Scholarships

Eligibility

In order to receive a scholarship, students must be admitted to the UNC School of Media and Journalism and in good standing in the 2018-19 academic year. All applicants' status will be verified as of Feb. 1, 2018. Because funds from this cycle will be awarded during the 2018-19 academic year, students graduating in May 2018 are not eligible to apply. Freshmen with assured admission to the MJ-school are eligible to apply.

Applicants are generally considered for all scholarships. Some scholarships give preference based on:

  • Academic interests
  • Geographic location
  • Financial need
  • Programs of study

General application

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The 2018-19 scholarship application will be open Jan. 1 - Feb. 1, 2018. The application will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1. For more information, contact mjschoolscholarships@unc.edu.

All recipients will be notified by April 2018.

Other funding opportunities

  • MJ-school undergraduate majors who have been admitted to the school are also eligible to apply for a wide array of awards made possible by generous donors. Awards differ from scholarships in that award amounts are paid directly to the student rather than to the student’s UNC account. Awards may have tax implications. Learn more about awards here
  • Applicants may also seek financial assistance from the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid.
  • Graduate students should contact Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Heidi Hennink-Kaminski for more information regarding graduate opportunities.
Scholarship Description

Charles McCorkle Hauser Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Clarence E. and Jane P. Whitefield Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school. Preference is given to students from North Carolina, with an additional preference for students who have worked in or are interested in the field of university advancement.

David Jordan Whichard II Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school. Applicants must be from North Carolina and journalism students.

David Julian Whichard Scholarship

Awarded to outstanding juniors or seniors in the school. Applicants must be from North Carolina and plan careers in newspaper journalism.

Diane Harvey Bradley Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school who are in the broadcast and electronic journalism specialization and have evidence of financial need.

This scholarship was established in memory of Diane Harvey Bradley who worked as a journalist and editor with the Voice of America for more than 30 years. 

Don S. Maurer Advertising Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding student in the school who is interested in a career in advertising.

Douglas N. Marlette Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

E. Eugene Jackson Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school.

Edward Heywood Megson Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Elton Casey Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school who is interested in a career as a sports reporter. Preference given to students from Durham or Orange counties (North Carolina).