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

John L. Greene, Jr. Scholarship

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

Feb. 1
General Application

John Robert Bittner Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Broadcast and Electronic Journalism

Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior in the school who is in the broadcast and electronic journalism specialization.

Feb. 1
General Application

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.

Feb. 1
General Application

Joseph L. Morrison Award for Excellence in Journalism History

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

Feb. 1
General Application

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.

Feb. 1
Special Application

Kays Gary Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Knight Foundation Distinguished Journalism Scholarship

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

Feb. 1
General Application

Louis M. Connor, Jr. Scholarship

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

Feb. 1
General Application

Mackey–Byars Scholarship for Communication Excellence

Awarded to an outstanding student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Margaret A. Blanchard Scholarship

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

Feb. 1
Special Application