Undergraduate Scholarships

General application scholarships

To be considered for the majority of our scholarships, current students complete one general online application annually. Students are evaluated based on merit and need.

The deadline for the general application is in January.

Undergraduate journalism majors with a second concentration in fine arts, chemistry or biology with plans to pursue a career in visual arts, arts reporting or science writing.

Undergraduate students studying journalism. Preference for students involved in student publications with a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrated financial need and plan to teach at high school level.

Learn about David L. Adams

Junior or senior media major who is outstanding as a scholar, exhibits curiosity for learning across a wide range of interests and has participated in leadership and service activities while attending IU.

Undergraduate journalism students interested in writing professionally.

Undergraduate journalism students from Indiana with demonstrated financial need.

Learn about Ann and Marty Anderson

Undergraduate students interested in reporting and interpreting public affairs.

Learn about Frank Arganbright

Undergraduate or graduate students from other countries studying journalism.

Undergraduate journalism students.

Undergraduate or graduate students studying the visual presentation of news and information. Preference for students who have demonstrated achievement in designing print or electronic publications, with special emphasis in online design.

Undergraduate journalism students who combine proficiency in the classroom with journalistic accomplishments on the Indiana Daily Student.

Learn about Jack Backer

Interest in innovative audio techniques with a record of academic excellence.

Learn about LeRoy Bannerman

Undergraduate students with financial need. Preference for female students with journalistic ability.

Undergraduate journalism major with a disability or one interested in writing about disability issues. Demonstrates a commitment to the ethics of the profession with a reasonable academic record.

Undergraduate students majoring in journalism. Preference given to students in the Ernie Pyle Scholars program who have a passion for writing and reporting.

Undergraduate students who are majoring in journalism, have financial need and are active in the community through leadership roles on campus or volunteer work. Preference is for juniors and seniors.

Interest in new media graphics and a record of academic excellence.

Undergraduate journalism students interested in a career in advertising.

Undergraduate students who have proven leadership potential. Preference for students whose leadership experience has resulted in a distinguishable or noteworthy impact on campus or the greater community.

Learn about Paul Caine

Undergraduate journalism students demonstrating high academic standards. Preference for a female student.

Undergraduate journalism students interested in reporting/editing.

Undergraduate students studying photojournalism.

Learn about Will Counts and John Ahlhauser

Undergraduate journalism students with emphasis on reporting/editing in print journalism.

Undergraduate journalism students from Indiana with a record of academic excellence. Preference for students who show a flair for creative writing and intend to write professionally.

Undergraduate journalism students in good academic standing. Preference for students with demonstrated involvement in community service activities, including journalism-related campus activities and student publications.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in reporting, writing and/or editing. Preference for students from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette circulation area.

Undergraduate journalism students involved in the Indiana Daily Student with a record of academic excellence.

Learn about Tim Franklin

Undergraduate journalism students. Preference for female students from Monroe County, Indiana.

Undergraduate or graduate journalism students.

Undergraduate journalism students with an interest in arts and/or entertainment reporting.

Undergraduate journalism students who have demonstrated financial need and plan to pursue a career in print sports journalism.

Learn about Steve Guback

Undergraduate journalism students who are American-born U.S. citizens.

Undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career as a sports journalist, are taking sports media classes, demonstrate a passion for the sport of motor racing and show promise as a writer.

Undergraduate or graduate journalism students.

Undergraduate or graduate journalism students.

Learn about the Hetheringtons

Undergraduate journalism students with a record of academic excellence. Preference for students with an interest in pursuing a career in print journalism.

Undergraduate journalism students. Preference for sons and daughters of employees of Scripps Howard Newspapers.

Learn about Roy Howard

Undergraduate students majoring in media who have a minimum GPA of 3.2, have financial need and demonstrate leadership skills on campus or in the community.

Undergraduate journalism student on staff of the Indiana Daily Student. Preference will be given to full-time journalism majors who have a record of accomplishment on the Indiana Daily Student.

Learn more about John Matthew Jackson

Undergraduate journalism students studying arts journalism.

Undergraduate journalism students.

Undergraduate students majoring in journalism. Preference for students from Warrick County or surrounding counties in Indiana.

Undergraduate students. Interest in telecommunications management with a record of academic excellence.

Undergraduate journalism students who are juniors or seniors and intend to teach high school journalism.

Learn about Gretchen Kemp

Undergraduate journalism students. Preference for students who have an interest in public relations.

Learn about Matthew Luedeman

Undergraduate students in The Media School.

Undergraduate journalism students. Preference for an Arbutus staff member who shows academic achievement and financial need.

Undergraduate or graduate journalism students.

Undergraduate and graduate journalism students. Preference for students from the South Bend, Indiana, area.

Senior or graduate journalism students.

Undergraduate student majoring in media.

Undergraduate journalism students interested in government or political science.

Undergraduate journalism students. Preference for graduates of Central High School in Evansville, Indiana.

Undergraduate journalism students. Preference for students from Wayne, Randolph, Fayette, Franklin or Union counties in Indiana; or Preble or Darke counties in Ohio.

Undergraduate journalism student active at the Indiana Daily Student. Preference for out-of-state students interested in sports writing.

Undergraduate journalism student interested in public relations activities. Preference given to juniors.

Undergraduate journalism students.

Undergraduate journalism students with journalistic aptitude, financial need and reasonable academic record. Preference for students who served or are serving in the Armed Forces.

Learn about Ernie Pyle

Undergraduate journalism students with financial need. Strong preference for students preparing for careers in photojournalism.

Undergraduates majoring in journalism who have a demonstrated interest and ability in reporting.

Learn more about Restle

Undergraduate students. Preference for students focusing on program directing.

Undergraduate journalism students.

Undergraduate journalism majors who are Indiana residents.

Undergraduate students. Interest in the study of radio and television and demonstrates imagination, artistic integrity and creativity.

Undergraduate student majoring in media. Preference for students who have demonstrated high academic merit and financial need.

Undergraduate journalism students involved at the Indiana Daily Student with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Learn about Pat Siddons

Undergraduate journalism student who is interested in a career in reporting the performing arts, fine arts or decorative arts, or who has a second concentration in music.

Undergraduate student who has worked or plans to work in the profession of journalism as an educator.

Undergraduate journalism students with financial need. Preference for a female student.

Undergraduate or graduate journalism students.

Learn about John Stempel

Undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career in electronic journalism.

Undergraduate journalism student who has a strong interest and accomplishment in business news writing/editing or a strong desire to pursue a career in this area.

Undergraduate journalism students who have experience in reporting and writing on soccer.

Undergraduate and graduate journalism students who are from Indiana, have financial need and have an interest in pursuing the field of investigative journalism. Preference given to students who reside or have recently resided in Monroe, Brown or Owen counties in Indiana.

Undergraduate journalism students. Preference given to a female student who is aspiring to be a news journalist, preferably with the written word.

Undergraduate journalism students from Indiana and have demonstrated financial need and journalistic potential.

Undergraduate journalism students preparing for work in print, broadcast or internet-based media.

Senior journalism students who plan to further their education through post-graduate study.

Learn about Cleve Wilhoit

Undergraduate student with financial need. Preference (in order) for high school graduates who are residents of Hamilton Township in Delaware County, Delaware County or Indiana.

Undergraduate and graduate journalism students with an interest in Asian media.

Undergraduate broadcast journalism students with strong academic record, professional potential and financial need.

Learn about Dick Yoakam

Additional scholarship opportunities

The following scholarships require a separate application. Application processes and deadlines vary.

Award provides capital toward an undergraduate student film project. Preference for projects filmed in Indiana or the Midwest.

Learn about the award

Undergraduate students who are in their third or fourth year, majoring in journalism with a concentration in news reporting and editing, and are participating in an IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study program. Preference given to students who are pursuing careers in the written word.

Summer internship support for undergraduate journalism major.

Learn about Marjorie Blewett

Support for students to participate in an Indiana University-affiliated Overseas Study Program.

Learn about Trevor Brown

Annual awards for three undergraduate students who have an interest in the study of journalism and have written the best stories published in the Indiana Daily Student during the preceding academic year.

Undergraduate or graduate students to attend an industry trade show, to attend a conference and/or to present research at a professional conference. Preference for students pursuing an interest in telecommunications management or telecommunications policy.

Undergraduate students who have secured a media-related internship. Preference for at least half of the recipients selected each year to be studying sports media or journalism.

Learn about the Dugans

Support for students double majoring in media and Spanish to participate in a study abroad program in Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country.

Learn about the Gantzes

An annual prize for an undergraduate or graduate student who:

  • has a minimum GPA of 3.65
  • has been enrolled as a full-time student for at least three semesters
  • is majoring in journalism with a second concentration or major outside of the school
  • has prior experience on a newspaper, magazine, campus media, radio/TV, film or digital publication, and
  • has demonstrated knowledge and skills, and is an astute reporter and documentarian of events with the ability to gather compelling reports or investigation through words and images.

Support for undergraduate students to study in Asia. Preference for students who have never traveled abroad.

Support for graduating seniors (journalism students) to travel or study outside the territorial limits of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Students are required to submit a report of their work, which may include articles or photographs from their time abroad.

Learn about Ross Hazeltine

Created by Anthony Fargo, journalism faculty and director of the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies, which focuses on studying the legal protection for media rights in Indiana, the United States and the world. This scholarship is for students pursuing an internship at an international press freedom organization.

Learn about Fargo

Undergraduate students who are interested in media management and demonstrate merit and potential to serve as leaders in the newsrooms of the future.

Learn about the Kerns

Undergraduate journalism student in the creative advertising copywriting field. Awards determined by an annual writing competition conducted by the school.

Undergraduate student studying computer science, informatics or journalism. Awards supports a project that uses and/or combines journalism/media and/or information technology-based concepts, including, but not limited to projects, research, travel, materials and conference attendance. Award rotates between The Media School and the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering annually.

Learn about David Krane

Undergraduate journalism students with demonstrated financial need and a record of academic excellence. Preference given to Ernie Pyle Scholars with an interest in study abroad programs.

Learn about the Pearlman family

Undergraduate journalism student who has completed his/her junior year and is dedicated to news-editorial journalism. Recipient is offered a summer internship with the Tampa Bay Times.

Learn more about Nelson Poynter

Juniors and seniors who have taken on significant student debt.

Learn more about Diane Shah

Faculty nominate undergraduate and graduate students for best student research papers in the following categories:

  • Best undergraduate research paper by a single author
  • Best graduate research paper by a single author (M.A. student)
  • Best graduate research paper by a single author (doctoral student)
  • Best undergraduate co-authored research paper
  • Best graduate co-authored research paper

Learn more about Frances Wilhoit

Supports an international study experience for undergraduate journalism students. Preference for a student with financial need and record of academic excellence.

Learn about Beth Wood

Undergraduate students who are majoring in journalism and have encountered unforeseen financial hardships and would not be able to continue without financial support. Students should contact an academic adviser or faculty member to be recommended for funding.

Freshman scholarships

The Media School has several scholarships available to high-achieving incoming freshmen, some of which are renewable.

The scholarships below are awarded through IU’s Selective Scholarship Application.

To be eligible to complete the SSA, you must apply for admission to IU by Nov. 1 and indicate your interest in journalism, media or game design.

Once admitted, top students will be invited to complete the SSA. In previous years, students invited to complete the SSA have had SAT scores upward of 1310 and ACT scores of at least 28, and GPAs of 3.7 or higher or a top 15 percent ranking in their class.

Renewable up to four years. Student should have an interest and passion for the field determined by participation in high school publications/media and express appreciation for the First Amendment.

Learn about the Baloughs

Renewable up to four years. Undergraduate journalism students.

Renewable up to four years. Undergraduate journalism students with demonstrated financial need. Preference for students from Cass County, Indiana, or surrounding counties.

Learn about Justin M. Druck

Renewable up to four years. Undergraduate journalism students. Preference for students who express an interest in a free and open press.

Renewable up to four years. Undergraduate journalism students who have demonstrated financial need and plan to pursue a career in print sports journalism.

Learn about Steve Guback

Renewable up to four years. Undergraduate journalism students from Latin America, specifically for students from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean.

Questions?

Contact Emily Harrison, director of development and alumni relations.