Media Fellows scholarships, awarded twice annually in August and in November, are essay-based. Successful submissions include an essay (“proposal”) outlining the student’s personal financial need case as well as their academic and career aspirations. We seek to support students whose academic interests are at the intersection of advertising and public policy. This includes (but is not limited to) Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Business, Political Science, Strategic Media and other majors. Media Fellows scholarships have been awarded to all classes, but juniors and seniors are highly encouraged to apply. In addition to the student proposal, a compelling recommendation from an academic advisor or instructor is required, and a current resume’ is recommended, but optional. Finally, a brief phone interview is required. Students currently enrolled in a college or university are encouraged to apply, using the online application form below. Please note: highschool students are ineligible for Media Fellows scholarships.
This portion of the application requires an applicant to articulate his or her career goals, course load and financial need in 500 words or less (double spaced).
One letter from a professor, advisor or other home university official OR from a mentor or previous employer who can attest to your enthusiasm and ability to have a successful career in the media industry. The signer of your letter should be available for contact via phone or email should the Washington Media Scholars Foundation need to verify any statements made.
Applications for Fall 2019 scholarships are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 12, 2019.
Please do not send links to documents.
The Washington Media Scholars Foundation will contact finalists for a phone interview before the distributions are determined.