Every year, Media School students’ financial burdens are eased by scholarships provided by our generous donors.
We award most of our scholarships through one general application to students returning for their sophomore, junior and senior years. But a few scholarships require a separate application, and a few are available to incoming freshmen.
Be sure to read your weekly Media School e-newsletter, The Buzz, so you don’t miss out on an opportunity. That’s where we’ll announce applications and deadlines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Undergraduate students majoring in journalism with a concentration in public relations who have engaged in civil rights volunteering and/or activism, advocacy or have engaged in some similarly aligned organization on campus.
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.
Undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career in electronic journalism.
Undergraduate students who are juniors or seniors, or graduate students, with demonstrated academic aptitude, talent and passion for 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Internship support for students participating in internships with print periodicals or digital media organizations intended to focus on public interest journalism, particularly relating to matters such as social and economic inequality, justice administration, law enforcement and incarceration, immigration, civil rights and political rights. First preference for Indiana residents.
Juniors and seniors who have taken on significant student debt.
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 advisor or faculty member to be recommended for funding.
The Media School has several scholarships available to high-achieving incoming freshmen, some of which are renewable.
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 1280 and ACT scores of at least 27, and GPAs of 3.6 or higher.
Renewable up to four years. Undergraduate journalism students who are from underrepresented populations and have a demonstrated interest in investigative journalism.
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.