Program Dates

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Media Scholars Program

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

Media Fellows Program

  • Application DueJuly 15, 2015

Congratulations to California State University, Bakersfield students Adrienne Salazar and Ricardo Perez, winners of the 2015 Media Plan Case Competition. Each will receive a $5,000 scholarship award. Becky Lyle and Alexandra Sorensen, recent Brigham Young University-Idaho graduates, also received $3,000 scholarship awards as the first runner-up team. The winning teams were announced during a Networking Reception ...

We are excited to welcome the 2015 Media Scholars who will be in DC for Media Scholars Week from June 6th to 12th. Congratulations to finalists Adrienne Salazar, Ricardo Perez, Kaley Rector, Catherine Pitman, Becky Lyle, Alexandra Sorensen, Alexis Bugajski, Drew Dove, Jordan Powell, Josh Powell, Carolyn Murphy, and Meaghan McKenna.

On Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 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 ...

The Qualification Round of the 2015 Media Plan Case Competition has officially launched. From now until February 11, 2015, college undergraduate students are invited to 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

This summer the Washington Media Scholars Foundation awarded academic scholarships to twenty-two students through the Media Fellows Program. These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public policy advertising industry. With the commitments of several generous donors, the foundation has opened registration for a fall edition of the ...

The Washington Media Scholars Foundation announced the winners of the 2013 Media Plan Case Competition. Devin Munger and Carol Wan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison won first place. Each will receive a $3,000 scholarship. Daniel Johnson and Joe Margolies of Princeton University earned second place and $2,000 in scholarship awards apiece.