Scholarships

The school offers more than 100 scholarships and awards each year to students in the school or students who will be in the school the following year.

The 2017-18 scholarships and awards application is now open. For more information, contact mjschoolscholarships@unc.edu.

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

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

Applicants should explain any relevant qualifications for specific scholarships on their application forms.

Current UNC students who have pre-declared or are enrolled in the School of Media and Journalism are eligible to apply for scholarships and awards and must fill out the general application form in its entirety. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. In order to receive a scholarship, students must be enrolled in both the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year. Scholarships will not be awarded for one semester of an academic year.

General application: Click here to apply

All recipients will be notified in April 2017.

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 Application

Marjorie Usher Ragan Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Mary Kathryn Forbes Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school. Preference given to students in the advertising specialization who have demonstrated an interest in women's issues or women's studies.

Feb. 1
General Application

Maxwell Scholarship in Graduate Medical Journalism

Awarded to a graduate student entering the school. Please contact Tom Linden for more information.

Feb. 1
Special Application

Michael John Sauer Scholarship for Sports Communication

Awarded to students in the school who are pursuing careers in sports communication.

Feb. 1
General Application

Michael R. Bumgardner Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Molly McKay Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

N.C. Black Publishers Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

N.C. Working Press Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school who is in the reporting specialization and intends to pursue a career in the newspaper industry after graduation.

Feb. 1
General Application

Orville Gray and Lucille M. Cobbs Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Paul Green Houston Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding student in the school in the reporting specialization.

Feb. 1
General Application