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

Charles McCorkle Hauser Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

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.

Feb. 1
General Application

David Jordan Whichard II Scholarship

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

Feb. 1
General Application

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.

Feb. 1
General Application

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. 

Feb. 1
General Application

Don S. Maurer Advertising Scholarship

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

Feb. 1
General Application

Douglas N. Marlette Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

E. Eugene Jackson Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Edward Heywood Megson Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

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).

Feb. 1
General Application