Awarded to high-achieving incoming journalism freshman who earn a 31 ACT / 1360 SAT and an unweighted 3.75 GPA. Students who have applied to KU and indicated journalism as their major of interest by December 1 will be notified if they have received this one-time scholarship worth up to $3,000. For more information, contact Ashley Anguiano at email@example.com.
Multicultural Scholars Program
The multicultural scholars program is a scholarship/mentoring program for KU students from under-represented groups. Along with providing students with scholarships, the program helps students with the academic, social and personal transition to a university setting. The program awards scholarships up to $1,500 per year. For more information, contact Professor Jerry Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two of the School of Journalism’s former multicultural scholars had this to say about the program:
“The multicultural scholars program helped me meet younger, pre-journalism students that I might not have met otherwise,” said Katie Nelson, Shoreview, Minnesota, senior. “The journalism school helped lead me to the internships that formed the groundwork for a career in newspapers. It exposed me to quality teachers and students with infectious enthusiasm. And most important, it helped me start developing into the writer I hope to be someday.”
“My first year would have been more difficult without the multicultural scholars program,” said Chris Moore, Tulsa, Okla., junior. “The MCS program helps you with your academic troubles, as well as socially. Each month we do something as a group and it helps us to keep in touch with each other so we know what’s going on and try to lend our help if possible. I will always know that my time at KU would have been far more difficult and rough without the MCS program.”
Each year, students enrolled in the KU J-School are eligible to apply for scholarships. The scholarship application period is open from October 1 - December 1. All students admitted to journalism are encouraged to apply. Students receiving KU renewable scholarships should note that the School of Journalism will likely be funding those scholarships during your junior and senior year. Even if receiving a renewable scholarship, students should still apply for journalism scholarships. There may be additional funds available.
The deadline for filing for financial aid is March 1. Learn more
The Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards recognize outstanding creativity and originality by University of Kansas undergraduates. These awards celebrate students who engage in creative scholarly work in any discipline. Two Brosseau Creativity Awards will be given, one each in the categories of writing and diverse media. Submissions are due by Thursday, March 13, 2014. Find more information and application instructions at: http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/education/university/awards/brosseau.shtml
These external scholarship opportunities are available to KU J-School students but are granted by organizations not connected to KU or the J-School. The J-School does not participate in selecting recipients.
ATTsavings.com Internet and Education Scholarship
Deadline: December 18, 2013
Iowa Climate Prize Competition
The Iowa Climate Prize Group is holding a YouTube competition with a $5,000 prize to the winning entry. This competition will begin January 15, 2014, and close May 15, 2014. The purpose of the video is to quickly reach millions of people of all ages with the message that climate change is real, has dire consequences for all living creatures, and requires that people ACT NOW. This means making personal changes and most importantly demanding change from elected officials now. The winning video will be the one receiving the most hits during this time period. It is expected the video will go viral on the Internet. It is the responsibility of contestants to read, fully understand, and comply with all contest rules. All contest rules and contact information are on the ICP website: http://www.iowaclimateprize.org/
Other external private scholarship opportunities