Creating scholarship, learning and career advancement opportunities.

Creating scholarship, learning and career advancement opportunities.

Media Fellows

Media Fellows Applications are due:

June 30, 2024 by 11:59 PM EST.

We seek to support students demonstrating a combination of merit and financial need 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. Please note: rising freshmen are ineligible for Media Fellows Scholarships. Media Fellowships are one-time only award.

A successful Media Fellows Scholarship application should include an essay, a letter of recommendation, and a professionally crafted resume. The essay should include the student’s personal financial needs statement and describe their academic achievements and career goals.


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). Essays should include the following:

  • Biographical Information. University, expected graduation date, major(s), minor(s), and related extracurricular activities.
  • Statement of Financial Need. Explain your need for assistance.
  • Planned Course Load. List the courses relevant to your future career that you intend to take in the upcoming academic year.
  • Career Goals. Describe your career goals. Explain how your academic plan and work/internship experience boosts your ability to achieve your goals.

Letter of Recommendation:

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 letter should be signed and on letterhead.


Applicants should upload a current, professional resume.

The Washington Media Scholars Foundation will contact finalists for a phone interview before the distributions are announced.

For more information about WMSF and its programs, please contact Executive Director, Tori McMichael at

If your organization is interested in joining us as one of our sponsors, please contact the foundation using the link below.


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