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Non-Departmental Scholarships

Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship

The National Press Club Journalism Institute has extended the deadline to apply for an up to $20,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student interested in a career in broadcast journalism.

The inaugural Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship will award $5,000 per year, renewable up to three years, to a student of any age or background who demonstrates a commitment to a career in broadcast journalism.

Applications are now due August 1, 2021. While developing the scholarship criteria and its impact, Vernon’s family emphasized its desire for students of all ages and backgrounds to be considered. Preference will go to students entering or enrolled in a community college, although the award is open to any student pursuing an education in broadcast journalism.

For more information and the application, please use this link

2021 Kansas Association of Broadcasters Scholarship

The KAB will make available up to $16,000 annually in scholarship awards (for tuition and books to the best candidates who are a Kansas resident and enrolled or planning to enroll in a broadcast or related curriculum. The application must be submitted by May 1, 2021. 

For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, click here

2021 SPJ Kansas Pro Chapter Journalism Scholarships

The chapter extends the deadline to noon, Monday, April 5. Scholarships are open to deserving college sophomores, juniors and seniors planning careers in journalism in Kansas. For more information on these scholarships click here. You can also contact Daniel McCoy at dhmccoy@bizjournals.com

Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship

This fellowship offers young professionals the opportunity to combine their communication talents with their passion for diversity, equity and inclusion. This paid fellowship is 6 to 12 months in length and offers benefits, professional development opportunities and a mentor program. Fellows contribute to a variety of client projects, gaining practical experience in the field of integrated communications from some of the industry’s best counselors. Click here for criteria and application requirements. Recent graduates preferred. 

Free BEA Membership for Undergraduate Students


For undergraduate students with an active interest in electronic media or other multimedia enterprises related to research and creative endeavors, you can sign up for free BEA student membership.

You must complete ALL SIX STEPS:

STEP 1: Select Member Login at the top right of WWW.BEAWEB.ORG then click on New Visitor Registration

STEP 2: Enter your Primary School Email Address then press Go

STEP 3: Enter your Personal Information then press Create Account

STEP 4: Select Online Store located on the left side of your screen

STEP 5: Select Undergrad Student Member and then press Add to Cart

STEP 6: Enter MUGS-6F34SM Discount Code, press Apply DiscountCheck out and Purchase Now

Please note: Each student must join BEA membership first before they can submit their creative work to any competition and/or to register for the BEA Annual Convention & other events.  Free membership does not apply to graduate students or faculty at BEA member institutions, but ONLY to full-time undergraduate students.  If your institution is not a BEA member or you are a graduate student membership is $55 for the year.  All student membership is subject to verification.

2021 IRTS Summer Fellowship


The highly competitive IRTS Summer Fellowship Program, taking place virtually this summer from Jun. 7 to Aug. 6, has played a key role in launching the careers of top media professionals for 50 years. Throughout the 9-week Fellowship Program, accepted applicants will learn industry insights from top executives, mid-level managers at some of our industry’s most dynamic companies, and media professionals only a few years removed from Fellows’ current experiences.

Each Fellow will complete an internship or project in tandem with the IRTS Fellowship, and will receive 1-on-1 professional development opportunities with the IRTS Team. Most importantly, 2021 Fellows will have unparalleled access to the IRTS network, an incredibly supportive community of peers spanning more than five decades of Summer Fellowship alumni.

For more information, check out this website. Applications are due Sunday, January 17 at midnight EST. To apply, go to this portal

2021 AHP Equine Media Student Award

American Horse Publications (AHP)is a professional association of over 400 equine-related publishing media, professionals, associations, and businesses. Established in 1970, AHP has continued to promote better relationships and communication within the equine media industry. Started in 1993, the AHP Student Award program was initiated to promote awareness of the career opportunities available to students

AHP Equine Media Student Award applications and guidelines are available https://www.americanhorsepubs.org/equine-media-student-award/
Applicants for the 2021 AHP Equine Media Student Award must be seniors in high school or an undergraduate matriculated* college students under the age of 25, pursuing a career in equine media during the 2020-2021 school year, with at least one semester remaining before graduation at the time of application. You must have a 2.00 GPA or higher and US or Canada residents.
The 2021 AHP Equine Media Student Award Contest recognizes the talents of students by awarding up to three $1,000 travel awards to attend the AHP “Back in the Saddle” Conference, scheduled to be held at the Westin Dallas /Fort Worth Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas on May 20-22, 2021. Travel award winners have an opportunity to meet leading equine media professionals and discuss career possibilities and attend educational sessions and related networking activities. One Travel Award winner will be selected as the 2021 AHP Equine Media Student Award winner and receive a cash award of $1,000. 
Eligible applicants are required to email a completed application form plus additional information by January 22, 2021 to Judy Lincoln, Student Award Coordinator, AHorsePubs2@aol.com

AHP offers opportunities for students under the age of 25 including student membership available to high school, college, and graduate students for dues of $25, and the AHP Internship Program, which offers college students an opportunity to intern at equine publishing media or businesses and gain valuable hands-on work experience.

For more information on American Horse Publications and its programs, visit www.americanhorsepubs.org or contact: Judy Lincoln AHP Student Program Coordinator, (386) 760-7743; E-mail: AHorsePubs2@aol.com.

BEA Scholarships in Broadcasting & Electronic Media

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, promoting insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. BEA administers scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the entire electronic media profession.  The BEA Founders Awards are for students enrolled in a BEA 2-Year member institution or graduates of these programs now enrolled in a BEA 4-Year institution.  Other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and/or graduate students at BEA member institutions – unless otherwise noted in the descriptions listed below.

All applicants in the current BEA Scholarship competition, except those applying for the Founders Award, will automatically also be considered for the recently announced Edward O. Fritts Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in late November, and the money will be awarded in the summer of 2021, to be applied to the 2021-2022 academic year.  PILOT Media Technology recipients will receive their scholarship checks in late March.

For more information on the scholarships click here

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. 


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.