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 2017-18 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.

Current UNC 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 Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. In order to receive a scholarship, students must be enrolled in both the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year. Scholarships will not be awarded for one semester of an academic year.

General application: Click here to apply

All recipients will be notified in April 2017.

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

Emma Lineberger Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Erin A. Wiltgen Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Erwin Potts Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school. Preference is given to a student studying newspaper journalism.

Feb. 1
General Application

Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to rising seniors in the school who wish to pursue a career in business journalism or political journalism. Contact Chris Roush at croush@email.unc.edu for more information.

Feb. 1
General Application

F. Weston Fenhagen Scholarship for International Students

Awarded to a foreign student in the school. Preference given to students from Africa.

Feb. 1
General Application

Glenn Keever Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

James Davis Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school. Preference given to North Carolina natives who have demonstrated a commitment to the study of state history.

Feb. 1
General Application

James F. Hurley III Bicentennial Merit Scholarship

Awarded to a rising junior or rising senior in the school who is in the reporting specialization.

Feb. 1
General Application

John Albert Campbell III Sports Communication Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school. Preference given to a student in the sports communication program.

Feb. 1
General Application

John Harden Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school in the public relations specialization.

Feb. 1
General Application