Scholarships and Awards
The C&J department offers students from the various curriculum tracks the opportunity to apply for any number of scholarships or financial awards. Please complete an application using the "CLICK HERE TO APPLY" button above.
Applications for undergraduate scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year are now being accepted. Please submit your application through link above, along with any other materials requested on the form, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on April 14, 2023.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-May, 2023
|Name of Scholarship||Academic Area||Requirements||Amount|
|Albuquerque Press Club Endowment||Any C&J Major||New Mexico H.S. Graduates; and C&J major.
This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving journalism or communication scholar who is a graduate of a New Mexico high school and who has demonstrated a high standard of academic ability.
|John J. Aragon Memorial Scholarship||Journalism|
Hispanic students; Journalism Major; 2.5 GPA.
Named for Mr. Aragon, a UNM Journalism graduate, this award helps support an Hispanic student majoring in Journalism who demonstrates a high standard of academic achievement, scholastic ability, and financial need.
|Jim Crow Memorial Scholarship||Journalism/Strategic Communication||Native American students; 2.5 GPA||$600|
|Joanne D. Dowler Scholarship for Excellence in Intercultural Communication||Intercultural Communication||Intercultural Emphasis in Communication; 3.0 GPA||$750|
|Eilene C. Durgin Memorial Scholarship for Multimedia Journalism||Print, Broadcast, Radio and/or Multimedia Journalism||Female students; undergraduate student; GPA of 2.5 minimum; demonstrate financial need.||$700|
|Carolyn Hunsley Scholarship||Any C&J Major||Female students||$100|
|W.A. Kelleher Scholarship||Journalism/Strategic Communication||Sophomores or Juniors||$500|
|Jeanette King Scholarship||Journalism/Strategic Communication||Photojournalists; 2.5 GPA.
An endowed scholarship, this award is named for Jeanette King, a photography student of journalism in Communication & Journalism. The fund was established by her family to support exceptional women students majoring in Journalism with an emphasis on photojournalism.
|David Barbour Media Ethics Prize||Journalism (undergrad or grad student)|
This award recognizes undergraduate and graduate work that addresses current ethical dilemmas in journalism. Evidence is based on essays, presentations or research papers that examine how issues like disinformation, bias, misinformation, propaganda, and other problems are threatening the integrity of the journalistic mission.
|Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation Scholarship||Journalism (full- or part-time student in good standing)||Purpose of Scholarship: To honor beloved American journalist, Ernest “Ernie" Pyle, a 1944 Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent who called Albuquerque home. Pyle was a unique reporter whose journalism skills covered a vast array of topics. He had the ability to reach out and make common folks feel comfortable sharing their stories in both good and hard times.|
Sponsor: The Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation.
Guidelines: This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a master storyteller who writes in the style of Ernie Pyle. Their stories should reflect great storytelling built on excellent journalism skills.
How to Earn the Scholarship:
In addition to the online application, please send a 500-1000 word story written in the style of Ernie Pyle as MSWord Document attachment to Michelle Baca (email@example.com) by the scholarship deadline.
|Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Scholarship||Media||Demonstrated financial need. Enrolled full time in Creative Media and Film program. Student's permanent address resided in the regional area that is represented by the RMSWNATAS chapter. May be renewed if student reapplies and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0.||$1000|
|Richard Schaefer Student Support Scholarship||Any C&J Major||Undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need||$1,000|
Concentration in Strategic Communication
|This prize involves (a) an unpaid internship at Sunny505 and (b) $1000|
Kelly Richmond Award/Scholarship
|Any C&J Major|
Minimum GPA of 2.5; enrolled in a minimumn of 9 credits; students working on the Lobo will receive special consideration.
|Any C&J Major||Students specializing in public relations; applicants must submit a writing sample defining career goals in public relations.||$250|
Richard Schaefer Communications Scholarship
|Communications||Communication majors; concentration in intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, health communication, organizational communication, environmental communication, or media studies||$1,000|
Mark Holm Scholarship in Photojournalism
The Mark Holm Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Photojournalism honors the life and work of Mark Holm and supports students studying photojournalism at the University of New Mexico. Students working at the Daily Lobo, UNM’s student newspaper, are preferred. A professional photojournalist for his adult life, Mark was a gifted storyteller, crafting a rolling narrative through the lens of his camera. He documented the human experience, capturing the painful, the beautiful, the mundane moments that collectively help us understand our world. Mark saw tremendous value in photojournalism and the role it plays in society. A natural mentor, he served as an advisor to young photographers at the Daily Lobo, forming enduring professional relationships and personal friendships with students who became gifted photojournalists in their own right.
Preference may be given to eligible students who work for the Daily Lobo.
To apply, submit:
It is not permissible to alter the basic reality of a photograph.
Gail R. Rosenblum Scholarship for Solutions Journalism
This award recognizes C&J student contributions to Solutions Journalism, an approach to reporting that elevates how individuals and communities are creating solutions to social problems.
Preference may be given to undergraduates.
To apply, submit: