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

Stephenson-Biddix Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school. Preference given to students from North Carolina.

Feb. 1
General Application

Tom Bost Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Tom Bowers Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving student in the school.

Feb. 1
General Application

Tucker Family Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school who is interested in print or broadcast journalism.

Feb. 1
General Application

Victoria M. Gardner Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school interested in health and family issues in the field of medical journalism.

Feb. 1
General Application

Wendi-Ayn Hancock Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the school. Preference given to students in the advertising specialization.

Feb. 1
General Application

WTVD Scholarship

Awarded to students in the school who have demonstrated excellence in their studies in media and journalism.

Feb. 1
General Application