Scholarships

The school offers more than $300,000 in scholarships and awards each year to students in the school or students who will be in the school the following year.

Unless otherwise noted, apply by Feb. 1 using the General Scholarship Application.

Applicants are generally considered for all scholarships they designate specific interests. 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 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.

Awarded to a news-editorial student with an interest in grammar.

Feb. 1
General Application

Ameel J. Fisher Scholarships

These scholarships were established by Ann Fisher to honor the memory of her husband, who died in 1985. A 1931 graduate of the school, he was a reporter and editor with United Press, and from 1952 to 1976 he was a correspondent, writer and producer with UPI Television News.

Feb. 1
General Application

Ardis Cohoon Scholarship

Honors the memory of Ardis Kipp Cohoon, a 1943 graduate of the school.

Feb. 1
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. 

Preference given to students from the AT&T service area.

Feb. 1
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. 1
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. 1
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. 1
Special Application

Application

Capstrat Internship and Scholarship

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

Feb. 1
General Application

Carl Council Scholarship

The Carl Council Scholarship was established in 1968 as a memorial to the late publisher of The Durham Morning Herald and The Durham Sun. 

Feb. 1
General Application

Carol Reuss Award

This award goes to the outstanding junior in the public relations program. It honors the former faculty member who taught public relations from 1976 to 1996.

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No Application