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External Scholarships and Awards

Faculty and staff in the School of Communication often receive word of external scholarships and other funding opportunities offered by various organizations. The following is a list of funding opportunities that have come across the desks of SOC faculty and staff. This list is updated as new information is gathered, and should never be considered complete.

Please note, the SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs has provided these links to websites that are maintained by third parties, over which the SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs has no control. The SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs provides no guarantees regarding the opportunities on this website. It is the responsibility of the student to investigate each individual opportunity for its validity, and to take necessary precautions when sharing information.

Please forward any concerns regarding links and/or disabled links to communication@american.edu.

Scholarship and Award Opportunities

Name: Map-Works Scholarship
Link: http://webebi.com/retention/scholarship
Application Deadline: April 13, 2013
Date posted to this site: March 1, 2013
Description: The MAP-Works (Making Achievement Possible) Scholarship was created to give students the opportunity to share how MAP-Works impacted their college experience. The purpose of the scholarship essay is simple: to gain a better understanding of how students are using MAP-Works to learn about themselves, how they are applying feedback from their student reports to change their behaviors, and how interactions with Direct-Connect faculty/staff are improving their college experiences.

Name: The Arts Club of Washington Scholarship Competition in Photography
Link: artsclubofwashington.org
Application Deadline: March 11, 2013
Date posted to this site: February 8, 2013
Description: The Arts Club of Washington sponsors an annual scholarship competition to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium. In 2013, scholarships will be awarded to students whose work as a photographer reflects both outstanding technical and artistic abilities.

Scholarship Description | Scholarship Application

Name: The Organization of American States is offering the following opportunity for international students
Link: http://www.oas.org/en/rowefund/
Application Deadline: February 21, 2013
Date posted to this site: January 22, 2013
Description: The Rowe Fund is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS Member States finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans of up to $15,000 dollars.

Name: $5,000 Scholarship Opportunity for Graduate & Undergraduate Journalism & Communication Majors of Greek American Heritage
Link: http://alphaomegacouncil.com/scholarship.htm
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
Date posted to this site: January 9, 2013
Description: Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last two decades.

Name: United States Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Link: http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding/open-grant-solicitations
Application deadline: January 17, 2013
Date posted to this site: January 9, 2013
Description: This program provides grants to enable U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such foreign study is intended to expand understanding of other countries and cultures among U.S. students, expose citizens of other countries to Americans from diverse backgrounds, and better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy.

Name: SDX Scholarship
Application Link: http://sdxdc.wordpress.com/
Application Deadline: March 15, 2012
Date posted to this site: January 8, 2013
Description: The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for its 2012 scholarships from undergraduate students attending colleges and universities in the Washington, D.C. area. All applicants must show a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in journalism and must be a rising sophomore or junior in the summer of 2012.

Name: ANWC 2012-2013 Scholarship Application
Application Link: http://www.anwc.org/scholarships/
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013.
Date posted to this site: January 24, 2013
Description: The American News Women’s Club (ANWC), the oldest still-active national organization for women in the media, is pleased to invite college women preparing for careers in the communications professions to apply for ANWC scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The awards consist of three (3) $3,000 scholarships to undergraduate students at participating universities in the Washington, D.C., area.  

Scholarship Description | Scholarship Application | Scholarship Note to Advisors

Name: Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association Scholarship
Link: http://capba.org/
Application Deadline: May 1, 2012
Date posted to this site: January 8, 2013
Description: The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (capba.org) is offering a $2500 scholarship to a student studying broadcast journalism at a college or university in Maryland, Delaware or the District of Columbia.