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The non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(3) Washington Media Scholars Foundation connects deserving students with top executives through two initiatives: the Media Scholars Program & the Media Fellows Program. These signature platforms fulfill our mission to create scholarship, learning & career advancement opportunities for college students interested in public policy media strategy, research & management. Learn more

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For over 30 years, I have had the pleasure to meet with a number of college students seeking guidance as they consider pursuing a career in public policy advertising. We began the Washington Media Scholars Foundation to provide the opportunity for college students to gain firsthand knowledge of the public policy advertising field, and to meet – and potentially work for – leaders in the media industry. Learn more

Program Dates

  • Registration OpensNov 14
  • Qualifying RoundNov 14 - Feb 11
  • Case CompetitionFeb 25 - Mar 27
  • Media Scholars WeekJun 7-12
  • Networking ReceptionJun 11

Founding Partners

ABC Owned Television Stations Allbritton CBS Comcast Spotlight CoxMedia Group CoxReps CQ Roll Call Cumulus Gannett Hearst Kantar Media CMAG Katz LIN Media NAB National Journal NMI Nexstar Politico Purple Strategies QNI Sagamore Scripps Howard Foundation TWC Tribune Broadcasting Univision Communications Inc. WFR

News & Updates

Date Announced for Fifth Annual Networking Reception

On Thursday, June 12th, 2014, media industry leaders from across the country will gather at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center for the Washington Media Scholars Foundation’s annual Networking Reception. The event celebrates the achievements of 12 undergraduate finalists participating in the Media Plan Case Competition. The evening begins with an award ceremony announcing the winners ... Learn More »

2013 Fall Scholarship Award Winners

Twelve undergraduate students recently received academic scholarships through the Media Fellows Program. Click here for a full list of the most recent scholarship recipients. This marks the second application and distribution period for Fellows Program scholarships in 2013. These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public policy ... Learn More »

2014 Media Plan Case Competition

The Qualification Round of the 2014 Media Plan Case Competition has officially launched. From now until February 12, 2014, college undergraduate students will compete for one of 30 semi-final spots. Students who reach the semi-final – or second round of the competition – have a one in five chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to ... Learn More »

Fall Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

In the summer of 2013, we distributed scholarships to 22 undergraduates through our Media Fellows Program. Students who missed out on applying for a scholarship earlier this year now have another opportunity. This semester marks the launch of the Media Fellows Program – autumn edition. Application requirements remain the same from our summer scholarship offering. ... Learn More »