Financial Aid for Journalism School?

They will ask American citizens and permanent residents to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For detailed information about the FAFSA, go to this link: Http://Www.Fafsa.Ed.Gov/

When it comes to international students, the rule is feast or famine. Many have life stories that are so compelling and talent that is so rare that they receive most, if not all, of their expenses in scholarships. Another consideration is that the vast majority of foreign applicants cannot afford to attend without major financial support.

And as with international applicants, only the very best American applicants (i.e., those thought to be likely future Pulitzer Prize winners) will receive significant aid. To boot, the world of journalism isn’t steeped in cash, as are fields such as law and medicine. Most journalism schools have limited financial aid resources.

To those ends, we urge you to conduct strenuous Internet searches for information about journalism scholarships. There are hundreds of them out there, although they tend to be small awards with very specific and exclusive qualification requirements. The bottom line is this: be prepared to borrow a fair amount of money to attend journalism school unless you are a fortunate trust funder. Where there is a will, there is a way.

Below are some links to popular scholarship sites to get you started:

  1. “Scholarships For Journalism School”
  2. “Applying For And Getting Scholarships For Journalism School”
  3. “Journalism And Financial Aid & Scholarships”

Some journalism-related adages to ponder:

"I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon." - Tom Stoppard

"I am a galley slave to pen and ink." - Honore de Balzac