Our Opportunities

This is a comprehensive list of departmental scholarships awarded by the University of South Carolina – Columbia campus. In order to apply, the student will need to sign in by clicking the ‘Sign In’ button in the top right corner of this page. Sign in requires the student to log-in using their UofSC Network Username and Password. For students who have not yet set up their Network Username and Password, please review the Help Desk information here for assistance.

Deadline: This is the date by which you should complete the General Application, any Supplemental Applications, or any individual scholarship applications to receive consideration.

Award: The amount stated is for general information purposes and not a guarantee of what you may receive if awarded. Actual award amounts can vary based on recipient eligibility, available funds, and other factors.

Actions: Upon completion of the General Application and any Supplemental Applications, you will be automatched with scholarships for which you meet the criteria. These scholarships indicate “None” under “Action” and require no additional information from you for consideration. A limited number of scholarships indicate “Apply” under “Action” and require individual applications for consideration. A list of these scholarships can be found by viewing Recommended Opportunities from the Opportunities tab.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Albert T. and Lilla M. Scroggins Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications., is named for the former Dean of the College of...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Anne Searson Holmes Scholarship in Print Journalism
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications with special preference given to a woman from South...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Ben J. Grant Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This scholarship was established by the late Ben J....
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Budweiser of Columbia Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior Advertising or Public Relations major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications who have...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior Advertising or Public Relations...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Charles Bierbauer Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies College of Mass Communicatons and Information Studies Alumni Society Scholarship CMCIS Alumni Society Scholarship Fund.
Awarded to rising sophmores, juniors or seniors in good academic standing whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) are, or were, alumni of either the...
Awarded to rising sophmores, juniors or seniors in good academic...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Deanna K. Boland Memorial Scholarship in Journalism
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This scholarship was established by family and friends...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Frazier-Merritt Family Scholarship Fund
Underrepresented student with an interest in pursuing a communications role in a STEM related industry
Underrepresented student with an interest in pursuing a communications...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Free Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Sophomore, junior, or senior -underrepresented minority with GPA 3.4 or higher.
Sophomore, junior, or senior -underrepresented minority with GPA 3.4 or...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Hedgecoth Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This scholarship was established as a memorial to Tim...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies J. Rion McKissick Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The J. Rion McKissick Scholarship was established by...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Jesse A. Rutledge Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The scholarship will be awarded to a person of high...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Jessica Horton Scholarship
This $1,500 per year scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications with a 1250 or higher SAT...
This $1,500 per year scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman in...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Jim McAllister Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Jim McAllister Scholarship was established by...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies John K. Cauthen - Journalism Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Jon P. Wardrip Scholarship
Awarded to students enrolled in the AD/PR sequence and participating in the Maymester New York program. Preference should be given to students...
Awarded to students enrolled in the AD/PR sequence and participating in...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Joseph W. and Dorothy Shoquist Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior in the School of Journalism...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Journalism - Miscellaneous Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Journalism Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This is a renewable scholarship based on academic merit and...
Awarded to incoming freshman in the School of Journalism and Mass...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Kathryn Linwood Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore or junior majoring in print or visual communications journalism. Awarded to a member of an underrepresented group if...
Awarded to a sophomore or junior majoring in print or visual...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Lee J. Dudek Broadcast Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Dudek Scholarship was established in 1990 upon Dr....
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Louis and Charlotte Cassels Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Cassels Memorial Fund was established by family...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Mickey Rogers Broadcast Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This Mickey Rogers Broadcast Scholarship is named in...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Morris Midkiff Memorial Scholarship in Advertising
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies NMPA Joseph Whitlock Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Joseph Whitlock Memorial Scholarship was...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Paul D. Seabrook Memorial Scholarship in Advertising
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Rick Temple Journalism Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Rick Temple Scholarship is named for a Master of...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Rocky D. Harwood Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. First preference will be given to students whose...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Samuel L. Latimer, Sr. and Sallie Belle Witherspoon Latimer Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications who are residents of York County or Richland County, SC....
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Saul Lavisky Scholarship
The Saul Lavisky Scholarship was established by family and friends of Saul Lavisky who died in 1982. Mr. Lavisky earned his bachelor’s and...
The Saul Lavisky Scholarship was established by family and friends of...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Sig and Judy Huitt Scholarship
Awarded to a Public Relations Major within the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Awarded to a Public Relations Major within the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Talmadge Moore LeGrand Photojournalism Endowed Scholarship fund
The scholarship will provide opportunities in photojournalism that will make students competitive in national visual communication and...
The scholarship will provide opportunities in photojournalism that will...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications that is studying public relations.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The Charles C. Russell Scholarship in Public Relations and Mass Communication
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The Cindy Hammond Burris Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The David Corvette Scholarship for Mass Communications and Journalism
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications with a preference in print journalism and / or writing...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The David J. Morrow Business Journalism Scholarship
Award shall be given to an undergraduate or graduate student(s) who exhibit(s) significant interest in business journalism, financial journalism or...
Award shall be given to an undergraduate or graduate student(s) who...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The G. Richard Shafto Fellowship
Applicant must be a Broadcast Journalism major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The student must have completed J361. The G....
Applicant must be a Broadcast Journalism major in the School of...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The George A. Buchanan and Charlotte Buchanan LeGrand Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.. The Buchanan Scholarship honors a distinguished...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The George L. Johnson Scholarship in Public Relations
Awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in public relations, within the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, with a demonstrated...
Awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in public relations,...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Michael Wilkerson Scholarship
Awarded in memory of Michael Wilkerson, former chairman of the IABC. Students selected for this scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA and be a full-time...
Awarded in memory of Michael Wilkerson, former chairman of the IABC. ...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The Janie Mae and Lafayette Thomas Scholarship
It is the Donor’s desire that the annual scholarships be awarded in furtherance of the diversity mission with particular attention to, but not...
It is the Donor’s desire that the annual scholarships be awarded in...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The Kathryn and Louis Sossamon Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications that is from Cherokee county, or any other journalism...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The Larry and Delores Marie Thomas Scholarship
The annual scholarship is to be awarded in furtherance of the diversity mission with particular attention to, but not limited to African-Americans,...
The annual scholarship is to be awarded in furtherance of the diversity...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The McClatchy Diversity Scholarship and Fellowship
Awarded to diverse incoming students, current students and graduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Students must be...
Awarded to diverse incoming students, current students and graduate...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The Murray and Josephine Howard Scholarship
Scholarship for School of Journalism and Mass Communications students that demonstrate financial need, excellence in academics and service to the...
Scholarship for School of Journalism and Mass Communications students...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The Post and Courier- Jasiri Whipper Journalism Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This scholarship was established by the Charleston Post...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The Robin D. Roberts Advertising Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications with preference to a student studying advertising.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The South Carolina - Public Relations Society of America Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This scholarship is provided to honor the practice of...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies The State-Record Company Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The State-Record Company of Columbia, publisher of The...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior in the School of Journalism and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021