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

John Harden Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school in the public relations specialization.

John L. Greene, Jr. Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding student in the school in the broadcast and electronic journalism specialization.

Jonathan H. Witherspoon Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school who has demonstrated excellence in journalism through the use of multimedia and new technology.

Joseph L. Morrison Award for Excellence in Journalism History

Awarded to a student in the school. Preference for a student with interest in history.

Kathryn M. Cronin Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding student who shows through coursework and other activities an intent to pursue a career in medical journalism or health communication. Please contact Tom Linden for more information.

Kays Gary Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Knight Foundation Distinguished Journalism Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school. Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.1 GPA.

Louis M. Connor, Jr. Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding student in the school in the public relations specialization.

Mackey–Byars Scholarship for Communication Excellence

Awarded to an outstanding student in the school.

Margaret A. Blanchard Scholarship

Awarded to graduate students in the school to fund dissertation research. For more information, contact Heidi Hennink-Kaminski.