Current Student Scholarships
We offer a wide selection of scholarships for students who are currently enrolled in the School of Media and Journalism at Kent State. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be an officially declared major in advertising, digital media production, journalism or public relations and be planning to graduate after August 2024. Scholarship awards are based on financial need, academic performance and professional promise as evidenced by your submitted work samples.
Media and Journalism Current Student Scholarship Application
New application process for 2024 - Deadline: March 15
This year, returning Media and Journalism students can apply for MDJ scholarships via ScholarshipUniverse.
You will need to fill out a complete profile and application on ScholarshipUniverse. Apply by Feb. 15 to be considered for the MDJ-specific scholarships you may be eligible for!
Please note: All scholarships listed here require a minimum overall GPA of 2.7.
Wallace J. Hagedorn Photography Scholarship
The School of Media and Journalism and the School of Visual Communication Design award up to $200,000 to photography students annually through the Wallace J. Hagedorn Photography Scholarship. In addition to the monies available to offset tuition costs for the most talented visual storytellers, this program-enhancing gift will also provide additional resources to enrich the student experience. To apply for this scholarship, visit ScholarshipUniverse.
Below are other opportunities for MDJ students, but they are not administered by the School of Media and Journalism and are not part of the MDJ application process. Application due dates for some scholarships begin in January so be sure to use the links below to find application instructions and deadlines.