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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Almost everyone needs financial support to attend college, so scholarships and other financial assistance are very important. There are three pools of scholarship money for students studying journalism and mass communications. One is from the university at large; another is from the A.Q. Miller School itself; and a third comes from outside sources. 

JMC Scholarships - 2018 APPLICATION NOW LIVE

Last year, we awarded over $185,000 to students majoring in JMC at K-State. The deadline is February 1, 2018, at 5 p.m., so apply today! The application can be found here.  **************DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 8, 2018 at 5 p.m.**************

Marjorie J. and Richard L.D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship

K-State undergraduate students are encouraged to apply by March 28 for the Marjorie J. and Richard L.D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship. The $3,00 award supports a student with a summer project or internship. His or her work could be through a local, state or federal government or with a non-profit organization. 

The student's project can address a wide range of issues, but at its core, it must focus on strengthening families and building stronger communities. It must also encourage related public policy that improves the quality of family and community life. 

For more information, please contact Jane Schillie, 785-532-6017, schillie@ksu.edu. 

Click here for more information and to apply. 

Professor Douglas K. Benson Award

The Professor Douglas K. Benson Award is a $1,000 student scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Eligible candidates are currently enrolled full time students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The scholarship recipient must attend K-State as an undergraduate student during the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Click here for more information. 

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Mark Chapman Scholars Program

Exclusively for A&S students, we have five Chapman Scholarships to give out.  The Chapman strives to help students undertake meaningful experiences early in their college career. Thus, the Chapman provides $3,000 to fund a meaningful summer experience plus an additional $2,000 in scholarship support for the following academic year. Students are eligible to apply in their first or second year of full-time college attendance.

For information visit here.

First Year Student Scholarships

This section gives information specifically for first-year student scholarships (freshmen and transfer students). To see the criteria for current and returning students, please keep reading.

The submission deadline is November 1, 2017. We award both merit-based and need-based scholarships. To be considered for the need-based scholarships, make sure you complete your FAFSA by November 1.

You apply for JMC Scholarships by checking a box on the all-university scholarship. We will let you know if you have received a scholarship by the first part of December. In addition, please see other important deadlines listed on the Admissions Office website.

Curious what the box looks like? Here is the example:







Current and Returning Student Scholarships

 Important Deadlines: Complete the all-university application online and apply for any K-State scholarships for which you may be eligible. Submission deadline for JMC-specific scholarships is February 1, 2018. You will submit an application and portfolio on OrgSync. Portfolio submission guidelines will be posted in late fall.


List of Available JMC Scholarships and Criteria

Diversity Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship FAQs


If you have questions about the JMC scholarship process, please email Kylie Kinley.