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.

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. 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

Marjorie Usher Ragan Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

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.

Michael John Sauer Scholarship for Sports Communication

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

Michael R. Bumgardner Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Molly McKay Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

N.C. Black Publishers Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school.

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.

Orville Gray and Lucille M. Cobbs Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Paul Green Houston Scholarship

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

Peter DeWitt Pruden and Phyllis Harrill Pruden Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school. Applicants must be from one of the following states: Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina or South Carolina.