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 2016-17 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.

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 Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.

All recipients will be notified in April 2016.

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

A.C. Snow and Katherine Snow Smith Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school. Preference given to reporting students with an interest in grammar.

Feb. 22
General Application

A.W. Huckle Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school.

Feb. 22
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. 22
General Application

American Advertising Federation Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school, with preference for a student in advertising.

Feb. 22
General Application

Ann Sawyer Cleland Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the School of Media and Journalism.

Feb. 22
General Application

Ardis Kipp Cohoon Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 22
General Application

AT&T Business Internship Award

Awarded to students in the school who are interested in business journalism and have already arranged a business journalism internship. Please contact Chris Roush for more information.

Feb. 22
General Application

Bob Quincy Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 22
General Application

C.A. “Pete” McKnight Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 22
General Application

Canady International Award

Awarded to students in the school who are engaged in international academic opportunities (for credit) related to journalism and mass communication. Applicants must be employed and earning their own funds. Please contact Michael Penny for more information. 

Feb. 22
General Application