Program Dates


Media Scholars Program

  • Registration OpensNov 30
  • Qualifying RoundNov 30 - Feb 13
  • Case CompetitionFeb 27 - Mar 29
  • Media Scholars WeekJun 3-9
  • Networking ReceptionJun 8

Media Fellows Program

  • Application DueJul 14, 2017


A Few Basic Requirements:

College juniors and seniors in good academic standing are invited to apply.

Open to full-time undergraduateĀ students whose major or minor prepares them for a career in strategic public policy advertising research, management, planning and buying. These include, but are not limited to, mass communications, journalism, marketing (business or mass communications), and political science.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their major concentration.

High school students are not eligible to enter the Media Fellows Program.


Due by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 14, 2017.

Award recipients and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of their status in August of 2017. Do not contact the foundation to inquire about your status before this time.

Selection Criteria

A committee will select scholarship recipients from the number of completed applications received. The Washington Media Scholars Foundation, following applicable federal and state laws and 501(c)(3) policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.