Scholarships and Fellowships


SPJ: Great contest to enter for Michigan residents, who are soph, juniors or seniors. Between us, not many entries in the past, and you could take home from $500-$2,500 check…and looks great on a resume. It is the Society of Professional Journalists Larry Laurain student journalist awards. MSU JRN peeps have won the past 2 years. Link: (go all the way to the last page of the PDF for the Laurain contest).

The School of Journalism has moved to a new university scholarship application system, which we hope will make it easier for our students to qualify for even more money from the School of Journalism, College of Communication Arts & Sciences and university. The college has moved to this same system – streamlining the application process for all of our journalism students. 

The J-School and college have a lot of money to award, but the deadline is coming fast: Jan. 25.

Students will apply at one place regardless of whether they are seeking Journalism or ComArtSci scholarships: In the process, they may find they also qualify to apply for various other scholarships across the university. In addition, the School of Journalism runs the Howell Essay Contest. This contest is open to all ComArtSci students. The winner gets a $3,000 scholarship and $1,000 cash prize. Information on this contest and this year’s essay topic can be found at


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