Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

ABC11/Walt Disney Scholarships
Adams Award - Mass Comm. Law
Floyd S. Alford Jr. Scholarship
Peggy Allen Community Newspaper Internship
Phillip Alston Scholarship
AT&T Business Internship Award
Jim Batten Community Newspaper Internship
Beckman Documentary Photojournalism Award
Tom Bost Scholarship
Tom Bowers Scholarship
Diane Harvey Bradley Scholarship
Rick Brewer Scholarship
Michael Bumgardner Scholarship
John Albert Campbell III Scholarship
Canady International Award
Capstrat Internship and Scholarship
Carolinas Healthcare PR & Mktg. Scholarship
Elton Casey Scholarship
Robin Clark Experience
Ann Sawyer Cleland Scholarship
Ardis Cohoon Scholarship
Coffin Award - Outstanding News-Ed Senior
Louis M. Connor Jr. Scholarship
Cranford Award - Outstanding PR Senior
Kathryn M. Cronin Scholarship
James Davis Scholarship
Robert Winchester Dodson Scholarship
Vivian Edmonds Scholarship
Reese Felts Scholarships
Westy Fenhagen Scholarship
Ameel J. Fisher Scholarships
Mary Kathryn Forbes Scholarship
Victoria M. Gardner Scholarship
Kays Gary Scholarship
Stephen Gates Scholarship
Joy Gibson Scholarship
John L. Greene Award
John W. Harden Scholarship
Charles Hauser Scholarship
Hearst Journalism Awards
Paul Green Houston Scholarship
Hurley Bicentennial Merit Scholarship
Fred Hutchison Travel Scholarships
Edward Jackson International Award
Gene Jackson Scholarship
 

Glenn Keever Scholarship
Roger and Dorothy Jennings Entrepreneurial Award
Keith Award for Sports Photography
Keith Award for Sports Writing
Keith Award for Multimedia Sports Journalism
Knight Fdn. Distinguished Journ. Scholarships
Kuralt Fellowship in International Broadcasting
Harvey Laffoon Scholarship
Luxon Prize for Scholarship to a Junior
Luxon Prize for Scholarship to a Senior
Mackey–Byars Scholarship
Jeff MacNelly Award
Raleigh Mann Scholarship
Donald Mauer Scholarship
Maxwell Grad. Scholarship in Medical Jour.
Molly McKay Scholarship
C.A. “Pete” McKnight Scholarship
Edward Heywood Megson Scholarship
Quincy Sharpe Mills Scholarships
Minority Presence Grant Program
Alexander Morisey Scholarship
Morrison Award - Mass Comm. History
Mullen Award - Outstanding Advertising Senior
N.C. Press Assoc-Services Scholarship
N.C. Psychoanalytic Fdn. Medical Jour. Award
Robert Pittman Scholarship-Internship
Erwin Potts Scholarship
Pruden Scholarship
Bob Quincy Scholarship
Marjorie Usher Ragan Scholarship
Carol Reuss Award
Eugene L. Roberts Jr. Prize
Michael John Sauer Scholarship
Sechriest Award - Outstanding Vis. Comm. Senior
A.C. Snow and Katherine Snow Smith Scholarship
Stephenson-Biddix Scholarship
Chuck Stone Citizen of the World Award
Hal Tanner Jr. Scholarship
Thacker Sports Communication Internship
Tucker Family Scholarship
M.S. Van Hecke Award
David Jordan Whichard II Scholarship
David Julian Whichard Scholarships
Whitefield Scholarship
WKIX Alumni Association Scholarship
WTVD Endowment Scholarship
Earl Wynn Broadcast Award
 

 


Hearst Contest
Amount: Varies
Special consideration: Electronic communication; news-editorial journalism; visual communication

The Journalism Awards Program of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation is the most prestigious national contest open to undergraduate journalism and mass communication majors. Often called the Pulitzers of college journalism, awards are given for monthly competitions in writing, radio and TV journalism, photojournalism and multimedia — and national championships in May. Prizes of up to $2,000 are awarded for first place in each competition and even bigger awards for the national champions. Senior Associate Dean Dulcie Straughan chairs the selection committee. Leroy Towns oversees the writing entries. Pat Davison oversees the photojournalism entries. Charlie Tuggle oversees the radio and television entries. Laura Ruel oversee the multimedia entries. Deadlines vary. See the individual professors for details.

Minority Presence Grant Program — General Program
Amount: Varies
Special consideration: Minorities

The University will continue to fund the Minority Presence Grant Program — General Program, Part I and Part II. The University will allocate this money to historically white and historically black institutions to aid them in recruiting financially needy N.C. students who would be minority presence students at the respective institutions. These funds enable the institutions to offer relatively more aid for minority presence students in the form of grants rather than loans. General Program Part I includes funds for minority presence grants for students attending the North Carolina Central University School of Law. General Program Part II consists of grant funds for Native Americans, Hispanics and Asians.

Fred Hutchison Travel Scholarships
Amount: Varies

Awarded to students to help defray expenses associated with travel to foreign countries for courses. Awarded to hardship cases and if funds are available. Send a letter outlining the course, the need and the expenses to Senior Associate Dean Dulcie Straughan at dulcie@email.unc.edu. Deadline March 1 for summer and fall courses.

Charles Kuralt Fellowship in International Broadcasting
Amount: Varies
Special consideration: Electronic communication
Deadline: Oct. 1
Application: See Senior Associate Dean Dulcie Straughan.

This one-year, paid fellowship at Voice of America is awarded to a recent school graduate, bachelor's or master's degree recipient, who excelled in electronic communication. Applicants will take a VOA newswriting examination and be interviewed by VOA executives. The winner will work as a reporter or producer at the VOA in Washington. The fellowship is sponsored by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government broadcasting except military programming. VOA created the award to honor the memory of the UNC-Chapel Hill graduate who was one of America's most beloved journalists.

Peter DeWitt Pruden and Phyllis Harrill Pruden Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Students from North Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship was established by the Prudens to help students reach their educational goals and to build something that will still be helping students far into the future. Preference goes to students from Virginia, Tennessee or North Carolina with strong character, excellent academic performance and financial need.

Robert Pittman Scholarship-Internship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; internship at St. Petersburg Times
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship was created in 1994 by the St. Petersburg Times in Florida to honor Robert Pittman, editorials editor for that newspaper from 1964 to 1991. Pittman received his master's degree from the school in 1957. The award includes a summer internship at the Times. Preference is given to a student with an interest in newspapers. Students apply by Oct. 1 to Jay Eubank, the school's Director of Career Services.

Eugene L. Roberts Jr. Prize
Amount: $4,000
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Click here for a printable application (Word doc).

This prize honors a 1954 school graduate who achieved national recognition as the renowned editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The award goes to an undergraduate interested in a career in print journalism who proposes the best idea for a Gene Roberts-type story: one that is dedicated to the untold event that oozes instead of breaks; to the story that reveals, not repeats; to the reporter who zigs instead of zags; to the truth, as opposed to the facts; to the forest, not just the trees. The student must be returning to the school for at least one semester when he or she will research and write the story in JOMC 296, "Independent Study," supervised by a faculty member for three credits.

Jim Batten Community Newspaper Internship
Amount: Up to To be determined
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; community journalism; internship
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Jim Batten Community Newspaper Internship is awarded to one student to help pay expenses of an internship at a N.C. community newspaper. It honors the memory of James Allen Batten, editor of several N.C. newspapers and owner of Emerald Isle Realty. Details are available from Career Services Director Jay Eubank.

Diane Harvey Bradley Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

David Bradley established the Diane Harvey Bradley Scholarship to honor the memory of his wife, who worked as a journalist and editor with the Voice of America for more than 30 years. She was known and admired by students and faculty in the school through her leadership in conducting the interview and selection process for the Charles Kuralt Fellowship in International Broadcasting.

Mary Kathryn Forbes Scholarship
Amount: Up to To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Mary Kathryn Forbes Scholarship, given by her family, honors the memory of the 2002 graduate of the school. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is well rounded, self confident and competitive - the same qualities remembered and admired by those who knew Mary Kathryn.

James F. Hurley III Bicentennial Merit Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the long-time publisher of The Salisbury Post who became well known as an independent and outstanding journalist and community leader. Preference is given to students with a newspaper career interest.

Tucker Family Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Print or broadcast
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Established by Bryan Hill Tucker, a 1993 graduate of the school, and Rachael Knott Tucker, a 1996 graduate of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, to help students pursue their desired careers after graduation without financial burden of student loans. Preference to students in print or broadcast.

Peggy Allen Community Newspaper Internship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: News-editorial with an interest in community journalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Awarded to one student to help pay expense of an internship at a N.C. community newspaper. Lecturer Jock Lauterer coordinates.

Canady International Award
Amount:  $2,500
Special consideration:  Undergraduate/graduate
Deadline:  Feb. 1
Application instructions and printable application (pdf)

This award supports one or more School of Journalism and Mass Communication students who are engaged in international academic opportunities related to journalism and mass communication.  The award aims to benefit students 1) who are earning academic credit for international activities 2) who are employed and earning their own funds, and 3) who exhibit drive, initiative and curiosity about the world.  The award may be made to undergraduate and graduate students.

The award was established by Erika W. and Randall V. Canady.  Erika Canady is a 1993 graduate of the school.  Her experiences on Dean Richard Cole’s class trip to Mexico and Cuba in the spring of 1992 inspired her to establish an award to enrich the lives of future students by supporting their international travel for academic purposes.

For more information, please contact Michael Penny, assistant director for international and professional programs, Carroll 161, telephone 843-2573 or email mpenny@email.unc.edu.

Robin Clark Experience
Amount: $2,500
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application instructions and printable application (pdf)

This award was created as a memorial to a school alumnus and former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer who was killed in an automobile accident in 1995. The award is to be used to learn as Robin did — by exploring, traveling and meeting people.

For more information, please contact Michael Penny, assistant director for international and professional programs, Carroll 161, telephone 843-2573 or email mpenny@email.unc.edu.

Ann Sawyer Cleland Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Print journalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship is funded by Ann Sawyer Cleland to support a student interested in print journalism.

M.S. Van Hecke Award
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; business reporting; includes internship
Deadline: Oct.1
Application available in the school office.

This award honors M.S. Van Hecke, a 1948 graduate of the school and former business reporter for The Charlotte Observer. The M.S. Van Hecke Award is given to returning undergraduate or graduate students interested in a career in business reporting. Both students must enroll “Business Reporting.” One student will be awarded an internship on the business desk of The Charlotte Observer, and the other at Bloomberg Business News.

Kathryn M. Cronin Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; medical journalism
Deadline: March 1
Application: See Professor Tom Linden.

This scholarship is for a graduate or undergraduate student with a stated intention to pursue a career in medical journalism. The minimum requirements are demonstrated financial need and 3.0 GPA for undergraduates.

Victoria M. Gardner Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Special consideration: Families, children and medical issues
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship was established by Randy Gardner to honor his wife, Victoria M. Gardner. They are parents of two school alumni: Paul (1986) and Beth Gardner Braxton (1988). It is awarded to a student interested in families, children and medical issues.

Quincy Sharpe Mills Scholarships
Amount: $5,000
Special consideration: Minority and disadvantaged students
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

These scholarships were endowed by the late Mrs. Nancy Sharpe Mills in memory of her son, Quincy Sharpe Mills, a journalist killed in France in World War I. Preference is given to minority and disadvantaged students.

Rich Beckman Documentary Photojournalism Award
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Visual communication; photojournalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: Submit the following information, not handwritten, to assistant professor Laura Ruel: a letter of application describing the project, including its importance, methodology and objectives; budget for supplies, travel and other expenses; portfolio; and résumé.

This award goes to a photojournalism student or students to conduct fieldwork for documentary still photography projects. Applicants must be majors or pre-majors (undergraduate and graduate students are eligible) or must have graduated as majors during the school year. They must have completed at least one photojournalism course in the school before applying.

Capstrat Internship and Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Louis M. Connor Jr. Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Special consideration: Public relations
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship was established with a bequest from Louis Connor. A 1942 graduate of the school, he worked in community relations and fund-raising in Dallas. Preference is given to public relations students.

Reese Felts Scholarships
Amount: $1,500
Special consideration: Electronic communication
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

These scholarships honor a 1952 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate who worked in broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years.

Ameel J. Fisher Scholarships
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

These scholarships were established by Ann Fisher to honor the memory of her husband, who died in 1985. A 1931 graduate of the school, he was a reporter and editor with United Press, and from 1952 to 1976 he was a correspondent, writer and producer with UPI Television News.

Stephen Gates Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Honors the memory of the school graduate whose career as a sports broadcaster was cut tragically short.

Edward Jackson International Award
Amount: Up to $2,500
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism, international travel
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application instructions and printable application (pdf)

This scholarship honors Ed Jackson, a veteran foreign correspondent for United Press International and Time magazine. It is given annually to a news-editorial undergraduate, preferably from North Carolina, to travel to another country to learn about its politics, culture and mass media by working there.

For more information, please contact Michael Penny, assistant director for international and professional programs, Carroll 161, telephone 843-2573 or email mpenny@email.unc.edu.

Jim and Pat Thacker Sports Communication Internship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; sports communication; internship
Application (PDF)

Honors the memory of Jim Thacker, former sports broadcaster, and his wife. The money is intended to pay expenses for a student who has secured a summer internship in sports communication. Details are available from Professor John Sweeney.

David Julian Whichard Scholarships
Amount: $2,500
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; N.C. residents
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

These scholarships were made possible by an endowment from the Whichard family, which owns the Daily Reflector in Greenville, N.C., to honor the former publisher of the paper. Preference is given to N.C. residents in the news-editorial program.

Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Scholarship was created by Carolinas Healthcare to identify future practitioners of healthcare public relations and marketing.

L.C. Gifford Distinguished Journalism Scholarships
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

These scholarships honor the memory of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Gifford, former publishers of the Hickory Daily Record. The Gifford family provided scholarships for many UNC-Chapel Hill journalism students and supported the journalism program at Hickory High School.

Glenn Keever Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship was established by the N.C. Association of Educators to honor Keever's 25 years of service to that association.

Knight Foundation Distinguished Journalism Scholarships
Amount: $2,000
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Knight Foundation endows these scholarships for news-editorial students.

Suzanna Kuralt Fund Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Suzanna Kuralt Fund Scholarship is supported from the estate of Suzanna Kuralt, wife of Charles Kuralt.

Erwin Potts Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; Latino students
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship was made possible by an endowment from McClatchy Newspapers to honor the distinguished graduate of the school who was chairman and CEO of McClatchy Newspapers and is a member of the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame. Preference is given to Latino students studying newspaper journalism.

Marjorie Usher Ragan Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; women
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The honoree had a distinguished journalism career with several N.C. newspapers, the Washington Times-Herald and radio station WRAL. For nearly 20 years, she was associate editor of the award-winning Southern Pines newspaper, The Pilot, which she and her husband purchased in 1969. Preference is given to women with a career interest in print journalism.

Maxwell Graduate Scholarship in Medical Journalism
Amount:
Special consideration: Medical journalism, diversity
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Maxwell Graduate Scholarship in Medical Journalism is awarded to a master’s student in the medical journalism program.

John W. Harden Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Special consideration: Public relations
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the memory of the man who was known as the "father of public relations in North Carolina." Preference is given to students in the public relations program.

Paul Green Houston Scholarship
Amount: $500
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors a 1963 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill who was a long-time reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

C.A. “Pete” McKnight Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Honors the memory of a former editor of The Charlotte Observer and former project director of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

N.C. Press Association-N.C. Press Services Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Advertising; rising junior
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship was endowed by those organizations to encourage and support students from North Carolina interested in newspaper advertising. Renewable as the Hal Tanner Sr. Scholarship. It is awarded to a rising junior in the advertising program.

Stephenson-Biddix Scholarship
Amount: up to $1,000
Special consideration: financial need
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Stephenson-Biddix Scholarship benefits undergraduate and graduate students from North Carolina with financial need, with a preference for students who work and support themselves. The scholarship honors Henry L. Stephenson Jr. MD and Frances H. Stephenson of Washington, N.C.,
and George Edwin Biddix and Reva Mae Biddix of Rutherfordton, N.C., and their many family members who graduated from UNC, including Emily Stephenson, a 2010 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Chuck Stone Citizen of the World Award
Amount:  $2, 500
Special consideration:  Undergraduate/graduate
Deadline:  Feb. 1
Application instructions and printable application (pdf)

The award will be given annually to a student or students in the School who propose to travel to other countries to pursue programs of study or to work on projects related to the study of journalism and mass communication.

The award honors Chuck Stone, a renowned journalist who joined the School’s faculty in 1991.  He retired in 2005.  Stone was a reporter, editor and columnist at newspapers including the New York Age, the Afro-American, the Chicago Defender and the Philadelphia Daily News.  He was the first president of the National Association of Black Journalists, which presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.  Stone developed an international consciousness after living in Egypt and Gaza for six months and in India for 18 months while working for CARE.  He also reported from Northern Ireland and visited 14 countries in Africa on assignments for CARE.  The name of the fund recognizes Stone’s fondness for quoting Francis Bacon:  “If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island, cut off from other lands.”

For more information, please contact Michael Penny, assistant director for international and professional programs, Carroll 310, telephone 843-2573 or email mpenny@email.unc.edu.
 

Hal Tanner Jr. Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Advertising; rising senior
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship was endowed by the N.C. Press Association and N.C. Press Services and enriched by the Tanner family to honor the memory of the former publisher of the Goldsboro News-Argus. It is awarded to the previous year's winner of the N.C. Press Association-N.C. Press Services Scholarship.

Gene Jackson Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The scholarship honors a graduate of the school who had a distinguished career in newspapers and worked in the UNC-Chapel Hill Development Office until 1989.

AT&T Business Internship Award
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; business journalism; includes internship
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student interested in business journalism. To be eligible for this award, the student must have arranged a business journalism internship. Preference given to students from the AT&T service area.

Tom Bowers Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Tom Bowers Scholarship was created by faculty, staff and alumni to honor the long-time faculty member and award-winning teacher who also served as senior associate dean and interim dean.

Rick Brewer Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Electronic communication; public relations; sports journalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the long-time director of sports information at UNC-Chapel Hill. It is awarded to a student with a keen interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism, broadcasting or public relations.

ABC11/Walt Disney Fund for Excellence
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Electronic communication
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

O.J. "Skipper" Coffin Award to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in News-Editorial Journalism
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; graduating senior
Students do no apply for this award.

This award goes to the outstanding graduating senior in the news-editorial program. The added amount for this award was made possible by an endowment from James F. Hurley III. It honors the memory of the professor and head of the journalism program from 1926 to 1953.

James Davis Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: N.C. history; N.C. natives
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors North Carolina's first printer, newspaper publisher and book publisher. Preference is given to N.C. natives with a demonstrated commitment to the study of state history.

Robert Winchester Dodson Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the memory of a 1947 graduate of the school who was a reporter at the Ledger-Star in Norfolk, Va., from 1952 to 1980.

Vivian Edmonds Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Promote diversity
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

These scholarships honor the publisher of The Carolina Times in Durham, who in 1988 became the first black honoree in the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame. It is for sophomores.

Westy Fenhagen Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: International student
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Honors the memory of Westy Fenhagen, a 1946 graduate of the school and former editor of publications for the University’s Alumni Association. He also spent 25 years in the U.S. diplomatic corps. Awarded to an international student, with preference to a student from Africa.

Molly McKay Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Religion
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Honors the memory of a student in the school who was killed in an automobile accident in 2000. Preference is given to students interested in religion.

Edward Heywood Megson Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship was established by Jeanne C. Tucker to honor the memory of her late husband, a 1940 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill who was killed in the South Pacific in 1944.

Alexander Morisey Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Promote diversity
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

These scholarships honor the memory of the black N.C. native who had an outstanding career in newspapers and public relations. They are for first-year students. Apply to Senior Associate Dean Dulcie Straughan by Aug. 15.

Bob Quincy Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the memory of Bob Quincy, former sports editor of the Charlotte News, sports information director at UNC-Chapel Hill and sports columnist for The Charlotte Observer.

WKIX Alumni Association Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Electronic communication
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Created in 2002 by former employees of radio station WKIX in Raleigh. It is awarded to a student in the electronic communication program.

WTVD Endowment Scholarship
Amount: $500
Special consideration: Promote diversity; N.C. residents
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the memory of three men — Jim Lane, Rick Sherrill and Bart Smith — who were killed in a helicopter crash in 1991 while on assignment for Durham television station WTVD. Preference is given to students from North Carolina with a B average.

John Robert Bittner Award to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Electronic Communication
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Electronic communication; graduating senior
Students do not apply for this award.

First given in 1989, this award goes to the outstanding graduating senior in the electronic communication program.

Elton Casey Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; sports journalism; Orange and Durham county residents
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the memory of a long-time Durham and Orange County journalist who died in 1994. It is given to a student who is interested in pursuing a career in sports journalism, with preference given to students from Orange or Durham counties.

H.C. and Lois Cranford Award to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Public Relations
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Public relations; graduating senior
Students do not apply for this award.

This award goes to the outstanding graduating senior in the public relations program. Susan Cranford Ross and Kathryn Cranford Raby created it in 1994 to honor their parents.

Charles Hauser Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Honors a 1954 graduate of the school who had a 35-year career as a newspaper reporter and editor. He was inducted in the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame in 2000.

A.C. Snow and Katherine Snow Smith Scholarship
Amount: $750
Special consideration: News-editorial
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Named for The News & Observer columnist who was a longtime editor and columnist for The Raleigh Times. It goes to a news-editorial student with an interest in grammar.

Larry and Carolyn Keith Award for Sports Photography
Amount: $500
Special consideration: Visual communication; sports photography
Deadline: Feb. 25
Click here for a printable application (Word doc).

Established with a gift from Larry Keith, a 1969 graduate of the school, and his wife Carolyn, this award are given to the school's top undergraduate or graduate student in sports photography.

Larry and Carolyn Keith Award for Sports Writing
Amount: $500
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism; sports writing
Deadline: Feb. 25
Click here for a printable application (Word doc).

Established in 1992 with a gift from Larry Keith, a 1969 graduate of the school, and his wife, Carolyn, this award is given to the school's top undergraduate or graduate students in sports writing.

Larry and Carolyn Keith Award for Multimedia Sports Journalism
Amount: $500
Special consideration: Visual communication; multimedia sports journalism
Deadline: Feb. 25
Click here for a printable application (Word doc).

Established with a gift from Larry Keith, a 1969 graduate of the school, and his wife, Carolyn, this award is given to the school's top undergraduate or graduate students for best multimedia sports journalism.

Floyd S. Alford Jr. Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the memory of a school alumnus who distinguished himself as a newspaper executive in North Carolina. It recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding journalistic talent and a strong commitment to improving the community through honest and accurate work.

Phillip Alston Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Established by Joel and Edith Bourne of Tarboro to honor their uncle, a 1932 graduate of the school.

Tom Bost Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the memory of the school alumnus who served as the University's first Director of Alumni Annual Giving from 1953 to 1979.

Michael Bumgardner Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Friends of Michael Bumgardner, a 1970 UNC graduate, established the Michael Bumgardner memorial scholarship after Bumgardner’s death in 2000.

John Albert Campbell III Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Established by Beth Gardner Braxton, a graduate and former development director of the school, to honor a family friend, a 2004 graduate of Salisbury High School, whose promising life was cut short by cancer in 2005 at age 20.

Ardis Cohoon Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Honors the memory of Ardis Kipp Cohoon, a 1943 graduate of the school.

Kays Gary Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Honors the long-time columnist for The Charlotte Observer.

Joy Gibson Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Professors Rhonda Gibson and Joe Bob Hester created this scholarship to honor the memory of her mother.

John L. Greene Award
Amount: $500
Special consideration: Electronic communication; junior or senior
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Established in 1992, this award honors John Greene, a 1966 graduate of the school and former general manager of WRAL-TV in Raleigh. It is given to an excellent junior or senior in the electronic communication program.

Harvey Laffoon Scholarship
Amount: To be determined
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Harvey Laffon scholarship honors the memory of the former publisher of The Tribune in Elkin.

Mackey–Byars Scholarship for Communication Excellence
Amount: $750
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Created in 2005 by Ms. Queenie Mackey Byars and her husband, Napoleon Byars, both graduates of the school. Preference is given to minority or disadvantaged students.

Jeff MacNelly Award
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: News-editorial journalism or political cartooning
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This award goes to an undergraduate student who has shown excellence in writing or political cartooning. It was made possible by a generous gift from MacNelly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who attended UNC-Chapel Hill and worked for The Chapel Hill Weekly. Additional gifts were received as memorials after MacNelly died in 2000.

Raleigh Mann Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

This scholarship honors the former faculty member, who taught in the school from 1978 to 2000.

Donald Mauer Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Created by family, friends and associates of Maurer, the former president and CEO of McKinney & Silver who passed away in a car accident in 2001. For a rising junior in the advertising program.

Joseph L. Morrison Award for Excellence in Mass Communication History
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: History
Students do not apply for this award.

This award goes to a student, undergraduate or graduate, distinguished in the study of history. It honors the memory of the faculty member who taught journalism history from 1946 to 1970.

James J. Mullen Award to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Advertising
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Advertising; graduating senior
Students do not apply for this award.

This annual award, first given in spring 1985, honors the former faculty member who taught advertising from 1959 to 1986.

Roger and Dorothy Jennings Entrepreneurial Award

Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Advertising; entrepreneurship
Deadline: Feb. 1

Application: Students do not apply for this award.

This award goes to outstanding students in advertising who are entrepreneurial, creative and self-starters. Qualities to be recognized by the Jennings Award include the production of professional-level work outside of classes, outstanding performance in jobs or internships, taking part in meritorious extracurricular activities, and demonstrating leadership in and out of class.

N.C. Psychoanalytic Foundation Communication Award
Amount:
Special consideration: Medical journalism
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The N.C. Psychoanalytic Foundation Medical Journalism Award goes to a master’s student in the medical journalism program. Applicants must submit a proposal for a project in any medium related to mental health.

Carol Reuss Award
Amount: $500
Special consideration: Public relations; junior
Students do not apply for this award.

This award goes to the outstanding junior in the public relations program. It honors the former faculty member who taught public relations from 1976 to 1996. (Separate awards are given to outstanding master's and Ph.D. students.)

Michael John Sauer Scholarship
Amount: $500
Special consideration: Sports communication
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Michael John Sauer Scholarship is for students who are pursuing careers in sports communication. The scholarship honors the life and memory of an aspiring sportscaster whose dream was to major in sports communication in the school. The award was created by his mother, George-Ann Sauer.

Stuart Sechriest Award to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Visual Communication
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Visual communication; graduating senior
Students do not apply for this award.

This award, first given in 1986, goes to the outstanding graduating senior in the visual communication progam. It honors the former faculty member who taught photojournalism from 1946 to 1977.

David Jordan Whichard II Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The David Jordan Whichard II Scholarship was created by Gina Whichard Caudill to honor her father and his long-standing commitment to print journalism in North Carolina. Whichard worked his way up from delivering papers to serving as president an CEO at The Daily Reflector, the Greenville, N.C., newspaper started by his grandfather.

Clarence E. and Jane P. Whitefield Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: University alumni or media relations
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

The Clarence E. and Jane P. Whitefield Scholarship was established by Clarence Whitefield, a 1948 graduate of the school, and his wife Jane, the scholarship recognizes N.C. students who want to work at universities in alumni or media relations.

Earl Wynn Broadcast Award
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Broadcasting
Deadline: Feb. 1
Application: General application form

Awarded to a student (undergraduate or graduate, any program) whose excellent work and dedication to creative broadcasting, both inside and outside the classroom, have shown him or her to be a promising broadcast professional. Associate Professor Charlie Tuggle coordinates.

John B. Adams Award for Excellence in Mass Communication Law
Amount: To be determined
Special consideration: Law
Students do not apply for this award.

This award goes to a student, undergraduate or graduate, distinguished in the study of law. It honors the 1969-79 dean of the school.

Norval Neil Luxon Prize for Scholarship to a Junior
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Junior
Students do not apply for this award.

This award goes to the junior with the highest grade-point average. Students must have at least 36 credit hours of graded course work at UNC-Chapel Hill and have completed approximately 90 credit hours by the end of the spring semester to be eligible. It honors the memory of the 1953-64 dean of the school.

Norval Neil Luxon Prize for Scholarship to a Senior
Amount: $1,000
Special consideration: Senior
Students do not apply for this award.

This award goes to the senior with the highest grade-point average of a student who is due to receive a degree in May or who received a degree the previous December. It honors the memory of the 1953-64 dean of the school.