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 for each scholarship you are applying for.
Applications for undergraduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year are now being accepted. Please download and print the application (PDF) and submit a hard copy, along with any other materials requested on the form, to the Communication and Journalism office by 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 3, 2019.
In addition to this material, you can contact the College of Arts and Sciences scholarship information page and the UNM scholarships page. You also can read the C&J department's Scholarship Board in the main lobby or ask at the front office.
|Name of Scholarship||Academic Area||Requirements||Amount|
|Albuquerque Press Club Endowment||Any C&J Major||New Mexico H.S. Graduates; C&J Students.
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||Hispanics; Journalism Majors; 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 and scholastic ability.
|Jim Crow Memorial Scholarship||Journalism/Strategic Communication||Native Americans; 2.5 GPA||$600|
|Joanne D. Dowler Scholarship for Excellence in Intercultural Communication||Intercultural Communication||Intercultural Emphasis in Communication; 3 GPA||$750|
|Eilene C. Durgin Memorial Scholarship for Multimedia Journalism||Print, Broadcast, Radio and/or Multimedia Journalism||Female; undergraduate student; GPA of 2.5 minimum; demonstrate financial need.||$700|
|Doris Gregory/New Mexico Press Women Scholarship||Strategic Communication/Journalism|
New Mexico Residents; Financial Need. Apply for this scholarship by clicking here.
|Cary Hertz Memorial Scholarship/New Mexico Press Women||Journalism/Photography||New Mexico Residents/Photojournalists|
|Carolyn Hunsley Scholarship||Any C&J Major||Females||$100|
|Peggy Ann Hutchinson Memorial Scholarship|
This memorial gift provides undergraduate internships in Washington, DC. Students will work directly with various news agencies and public relations and advertising companies that primarily serve the political community.
|W.A. Kelleher Scholarship||Journalism/Strategic Communication||Sophomores or Juniors|
|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)||7-20 page paper on media bias or gatekeeping||$1000|
|Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation Scholarship||Journalism (full- or part-time student in good standing)||Submit 500-1,000 word essay on the subject "Ernie Pyle's Legacy to Journalism"||$1000|
|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|
|Stuart Walker Memorial Scholarship||Journalism|
Two scholarships benifiting full-time students. One in the department of Communication and Journalism for a Graduate student or at least a third year undergraduate student majoring in Journalism with a concentration in Broadcast.
The second in the College of Education's Special Education Department.
|Sunny505 Award||Journalism/ Strategic Comm Major|
Student must be a UNM C&J Journalism & Mass Communication major
|Cash equivalent in the amount of UNM tuition for 2019-2020 academic year|
into the students bursar account. And (b) an unpaid internship at
Sunny505. Note that if the winning student has only one semester to
complete before graduating, then the cash prize will be the equivalent
of one semester's tuition.