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 Spring 2015 scholarships and awards application is now available. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Only students who are, or will be, admitted and enrolled in the J-school for the 2015-16 school year are eligible to apply. For more information contact Meghan Hunt at jschoolscholarships@unc.edu.

To apply, complete a general scholarship application.

Applicants are generally considered for all scholarships. Some scholarships give preference based on:

  • academic interests
  • financial need
  • programs of study

Applicants should explain any relevant qualifications for specific scholarships on their application forms.

Applicants may also seek financial assistance from the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid.

Scholarship Description Application

A.C. Snow and Katherine Snow Smith Scholarship

Named for The News & Observer columnist who was a longtime editor and columnist for The Raleigh Times.

Feb. 20
General Application

Ameel J. Fisher Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and overall excellence.

Feb. 20
General Application

Ann Sawyer Cleland Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Feb. 20
General Application

Ardis Kipp Cohoon Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 20
General Application

AT&T Business Internship Award

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student interested in business journalism. To be eligible for this award, the student must have arranged a business journalism internship. 

Feb. 20
General Application

Bob Quincy Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of Bob Quincy, former sports editor of the Charlotte News, sports information director at UNC-Chapel Hill and sports columnist for The Charlotte Observer.

Feb. 20
General Application

C.A. “Pete” McKnight Scholarship

Honors the memory of a former editor of The Charlotte Observer and former project director of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Feb. 20
General Application

Canady International Award

This award supports one or more School of Journalism and Mass Communication students who are engaged in international academic opportunities related to journalism and mass communication.  The award aims to benefit students 1) who are earning academic credit for international activities 2) who are employed and earning their own funds, and 3) who exhibit drive, initiative and curiosity about the world.  The award may be made to undergraduate and graduate students.

The award was established by Erika W. and Randall V. Canady.  Erika Canady is a 1993 graduate of the school.  Her experiences on Dean Richard Cole’s class trip to Mexico and Cuba in the spring of 1992 inspired her to establish an award to enrich the lives of future students by supporting their international travel for academic purposes.

For more information, please contact Michael Penny, assistant director for international and professional programs.

Feb. 20
Special Application

Capstrat Internship and Scholarship

Capstrat is a strategic communications firm offering interactive, marketing communications, public affairs and public relations.

Feb. 20
General Application

Carl Council Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school. Preference given to students who are from Durham County (North Carolina).

Feb. 20
General Application