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AWARDS FROM THE COLLEGE: Only incoming students are eligible for College fellowships and scholarships. There is no separate application process for most of the awards; all accepted students are considered.
Howard Simons Fellowship. Funded by The Washington Post in honor of the late Howard Simons, this fellowship goes to a promising student of color who has demonstrated an interest in a career in newspapers. To be considered for the Simons Fellowship, applicants to the College's master's program must submit a letter of interest and samples of their work product.
John Story Cleghorn and Nona Reese Cleghorn Scholarship. Funded by former College Dean Reese Cleghorn in honor of his parents, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the College.
Eleanor Merrill Graduate Fellowship. Funded through the generosity of Philip and Eleanor Merrill, these fellowships are named in honor of Eleanor Merrill, the chair emerita of the College's Board of Visitors.
Lawrence L. and Lillie Z. Goldberg Scholarship. Dr. and Mrs. Goldberg attended classes through the university's lifelong learning program, and funded this scholarship as a tribute to three Merrill College faculty, David Broder, Hodding Carter III and Haynes Johnson. Awards are made to outstanding graduate students in the public affairs reporting program
Mary Anne and Frank A. Kennedy Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate applicant.
Maury Povich Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund. Funded by Maury R. Povich and Connie Chung ’69 to support scholarships for students in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism who have interest in sports journalism. Recipients must have an expressed interest in sports journalism, be enrolled full-time and maintain good academic standing. Preference will be given to students of underrepresented populations and with unmet financial need.
For students traveling abroad (please download out our Travel Award Application)
The Hiebert Journalism International Travel Award. An endowed fund established by and named for College founding dean and Professor Emeritus Ray E. Hiebert. Provides travel reimbursements to enable undergraduate or graduate journalism students at Maryland to travel outside the U.S. on a particular journalistic or research project with a specific itinerary. Preference will be given to journalism students in the public affairs reporting track.
The Gene Roberts Award. An endowed fund established by and named for Professor Emeritus Eugene Roberts to inspire more knowledge and understanding of the world outside the United States. Provides travel reimbursement to undergraduate or graduate journalism students at Maryland to travel outside the U.S. on particular journalistic or research projects with a specific itinerary. Preference is given to journalism students enrolled in the public affairs reporting track.
- Assistantships. Teaching, research and administrative assistantships include tuition remission of up to 10 credits per semester and stipends starting at approximately $12,000 a year for master's and doctoral students. Students interested in assistantships must apply to individual units.
Financial Aid information is available from the university Office of Student Financial Aid, which has information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as information on and links to scholarships through the university. Students are strongly encouraged to fill out a FAFSA form, even if they do not believe they have an immediate need for aid.
National Scholarships Office. The National Scholarships Office is committed to helping students of the University of Maryland identify, apply for, and win national scholarships and fellowships in their pursuit of higher education. We also help students find research opportunities in their fields of study.
- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences -- Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the accounting firm, Ernst & Young, have created this $10,000 scholarship to support and encourage college students to go into the field of children's television. The scholarship is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who can demonstrate a commitment to two of the following: early childhood education, child development/psychology, film or television production, music or animation. There is an extenisve application form to fill out. More information on the scholarship and access to the form is at www.emmys.tv, or call 818-754-2800.
American Copy Editors Society Scholarships. All ACES scholarships are for potential professional copy editors. The scholarships are open to students who will be juniors, seniors or graduate students in the fall, and graduating students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.
Asian American Journalist Association Scholarships. AAJA offers a variety of scholarships.
Association for Women in Sports Media Scholarship. AWSM offers an annual scholarship program for female college students who plan to pursue careers in any sports communications fields: writing, copy editing, public relations, broadcasting, Internet or photography. Winners in each category receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The Association of Young Journalists and Writers. The $2,000 Journalism Studies Scholarship is for undergraduate through Ph.D.-level students studying journalism.
Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund. The Foreign Press Association offers scholarships aimed at encouraging foreign students to enroll in graduate programs in the United States in order to pursue careers reporting on international affairs. The money is to be used to further study in print, broadcasting or photojournalism.
The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation. Juniors, seniors and graduate-level broadcast majors are encouraged to apply for the Bayliss Radio Scholarship.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarships. Open to high school grads, college and graduate students who are interested in a career in broadcast, photojournalism or print journalism.
The National Italian American Foundation. Scholarships open to Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements or those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.
The Overseas Press Club of America Foundation. Aspiring foreign correspondents and students interested in international journalism are encouraged to apply for OPC Foundation's scholarship. The winners receive $2,000 checks each.
Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships. Five scholarships of $5,000 are available to journalism or communications graduate and undergraduate students of Greek American heritage.
Radio Television and News Directors Association and Foundation. RTNDA and RTNDF honor professional achievements in electronic journalism through numerous prestigious awards, scholarships, fellowships and internship programs.
South Asian Journalists Association scholarships. The South Asian Journalists Association awards one $1,000 scholarship to a graduate-level student.