JMS Scholarships and Awards

JMS Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

Eligibility for Journalism and Media Studies  (JMS) scholarships and awards through the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) requires students to be declared as JMS majors.

JMS scholarships and awards include:

JMS Department Scholarship: for an outstanding junior or senior student, as determined by the department.

Barry S. Kramer Endowed Scholarship in Journalism: for a journalism major entering junior or senior year (in AY 2016-2017). Award based on academic merit; preference for candidate with science journalism interest or background. 

Richard F. Hixson Memorial Prize: for full-time senior undergraduate students whose work exemplifies a commitment to Civil Liberties and the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Flip Wilson Memorial Scholarship: for a full-time journalism student entering the junior or senior year with academic merit; the successful applicant must complete a 500 word essay on some aspect of Flip Wilson’s work and impact on television or comedy.  Preference will be given to students of African-American descent.

Dick Lloyd Internship Scholarship: for a full-time undergraduate based on academic merit that will be interning. Preference is given to those interested in pursuing a sports broadcasting career.

Van Wie Ingham Memorial Prize: for outstanding knowledge of journalism.

Richard D. Lane Memorial Award: for a full-time journalism student based on academic merit.

John H. Cook Scholarship: for a sophomore or junior with an interest in newspaper writing and reporting.

Kenneth Q. and Viola W. Jennings Memorial Scholarship: for juniors who demonstrate promise toward a career in print journalism.

Arthur Weissman Memorial Scholarship: for a full-time journalism student at the end of the junior year, based on academic merit, media-related achievement through academic work, extra-curricular activities, and employment.

Edward J. Mack Memorial Scholarship: for a full-time undergraduate student based on academic merit; preference is given to students from Hunterdon County with an interest in print journalism.

Edgar B. Bacon Scholarship: for achievement in journalism by a continuing undergraduate major from Hudson county.

SC&I Alumni Association Endowed Scholarships: for outstanding academic achievement in the program.

SC&I Scholarship: for an outstanding undergraduate student, as determined by the department.

Laurie Ackerman Memorial Scholarship: to provide a scholarship or research stipend for an undergraduate or graduate student who intends to pursue a career in journalism or mass communications; student is selected based on proven work, interests in journalism/mass media, and ability to carry out the program’s aims.

Ladley K. Pearson Memorial Prize: to provide a scholarship to a student who has demonstrated outstanding work in print or media-related reporting.

Sean Carr Memorial Scholarship: to provide a scholarship or research stipend to a full-time junior or senior undergraduate student majoring in journalism who exemplifies a commitment to reporting, researching and writing on topics of public policy, politics, public advocacy, and/or government administration and development.

A complete list of JMS scholarships may be found at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information Academic Works website.

More information about scholarships, awards and applications may also be found through the SC&I Student Services Office.