College Scholarships

Each summer, the Society for Professional Journalism awards two scholarships for current or aspiring Florida college journalists. Students can apply for both but can win only one…

  • $2,500 Journalism Scholarship – details below
  • $1,000 Molly Turner Broadcast Scholarshipclick here for details

The deadline for this summer’s applications is Monday, July 15, 2024. Winners will be announced by Thursday, Aug. 1, 2024. All applications are reviewed and selected by the SPJ Florida Scholarship Committee.

Questions? Email Scholarship Committee chair Christiana Lilly.


Journalism Scholarship

We award up to $2,500 to one or more students who want to become professional journalists — whether they see themselves working in newspapers, magazines, photography, broadcast, radio, or digital.

High school seniors and current college students are encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements:

  • Attend or plan to attend a Florida college or university
    A full-time student in Fall 2023 pursuing a career in journalism
    A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Application must include the following:

  • Copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Copies of transcripts from institutions where you’ve have taken courses
  • An essay of up to 500 words about your career goals and reasons for choosing the profession. Students who showcase a financial need will be given special consideration.
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • Any other supporting documentation, such as a resume, relevant coursework, work samples, etc.


Past winners