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Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation
Mr. Rodgers Memorial Scholarship
http://www.emmysfoundation.org/fred-rogers-memorial-scholarship
The Foundation's Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program awards four $10,000 scholarships to support and encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue a career in children’s media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers’ work.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Scholarships
http://www.aagamf.com/about_us.html
The Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation established in 1981 to provide financial assistance for advanced education for men and women pursuing careers in graphic communications. For the purpose of this scholarship, graphic communications includes the family of market segments embracing the various technologies of printing and publishing. These scholarships are not intended to support candidates pursuing degrees in the Fine Arts. Awards are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, or national origin.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Grants for Public Television
http://www.avdf.org/FoundationsPrograms/PublicTelevision.aspx
The Foundations are interested in public television as an educational medium. Grants primarily provide partial support for major educational series assured of national airing by PBS. Consideration will also be given from time to time to single stand-alone programs of exceptional merit; however, Trustees prefer series with lasting educational value. The contribution to students in grades K-12, higher and continuing education is a consideration in evaluating competing proposals. Children's series are of particular interest. Consideration also will be given to innovative uses of public television (including online efforts) to enhance educational outreach in schools and communities. Proposals for "capstone" grants which assure completion of production funding are preferred. Initial research and pre-production funding are seldom supported. Neither multi-year nor annual funding of continuing series are normally considered. Recent "capstone" production grants have ranged from $100,000 to $400,000.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Emma L. Bowen Foundation For Minority Interests in Media
http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/
The Emma L. Bowen Foundation was created in 1989 to prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. The Foundation’s program is unlike traditional intern programs in that students work for partner companies during summers and school breaks from the summer following their junior year in high school until they graduate from college. During the five-year program, students have an opportunity to learn many aspects of corporate operations and develop company-specific skills. Corporations have an opportunity to train and mentor students with the option of fulltime employment upon completion of their college degrees.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Broadcast Education Association Scholarships and Grants Page
http://www.beaweb.org/scholarships.htm
Deadline : October 12
BEA is the professional development association for professors, industry professionals and students involved in teaching and research related to radio, televisions and electronic media. BEA administers fourteen scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the broadcast industry. The BEA Two Year Scholarship is for study at schools offering only freshman and sophomore instruction. All other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students at BEA Member colleges/universities. Michigan State University students are eligible. Most deadline fall in mid-October.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Broadcaster's Foundation
http://www.broadcastersfoundation.org/
The only organization in radio and television that provides anonymous financial assistance to fellow broadcasters who are in acute need. The foundation’s beneficiaries represent an extensive cross section of our profession, whose dire circumstances are the result of illness, accident, family problems, or advanced age. In many cases these individuals have no where else to turn.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Central Michigan Public Relations Society Enrichment Fund
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=18
Fund shall support advertising program scholarships and activities, such as PRSSA MSU chapter operating costs, costs incurred by the student run public relations firm ACCESS, and student travel to workshops and conferences. Scholarships are reserved for active members of MSU chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), sophomores or juniors undertaking a Public Relations internship or independent study course. Must have a 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.5 GPA in Public Relations core courses. Advertising is currently part of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Grant Programs
http://www.cpb.org/grants/list.html
Looking for that extra cash to get your project moving? Here you can find our latest request for proposals and some choice tips on how to write and apply for one, all courtesy of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Databazaar Scholarship Fund
http://www.databazaar.com/Inkjet_Cartridge/UserTemplate/Scholarship_Fund_645.html
A funding opportunity for undergraduate students in the fields of visual communication, broadcast journalism, filmmaking and photography. 2 annual grants of $2,500 each are available to support excellence in the visual fields and promote understanding between the USA and South Asia.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF)
http://www.edsf.org/what_we_do/scholarships/index.html?PHPSESSID=416ac70ff8cfd796e69c98c536267d14
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in document communications and/or in the enterprise content management marketplace. These careers may include: Computer Science & Engineering, Graphic & Media Communications, and Business in the document communications industry. The EDSF scholarship awards program was established to recognize and support the vital role that education plays in the success of electronic document communication companies worldwide. EDSF scholarships are awarded to qualified students who are preparing for careers in this growing and dynamic industry. A minimum of 30 scholarships are available each year.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Emma L. Bowen Foundation, see Bowen Foundation

Financial Aid, Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards in Media Communications
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/communications.html
Covers Advertising, Communications, Filmmaking, Journalism, Marketing, Motion Pictures, Print, Radio, Television, Writing. A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D. Covers Advertising, Communications, Filmmaking, Journalism, Marketing, Motion Pictures, Print, Radio, Television, Writing.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Gannett Foundation
Pulliam Journalism Fellowships
http://www.indystar.com/viewart/99999999/HELP03/80129025/About-program
Application deadline : November 13
College juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in a journalism or related degree program as of Nov. 1, 2013, are eligible. Previous newspaper journalism internships and/or experience as a journalist on a college newspaper are preferred. You need to be committed to a career in news journalism. You must have reliable transportation and arrange for your own housing. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its journalism fellows.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation
http://www.gaerf.org/
GAERF is a major source of financial support for education and research projects designed to promote a strong future for the printing and publishing industry. Since its creation in 1983, the Foundation has provided more than $4 million in grants to more than 70 projects at more than 34 institutions.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Independent Television Service (ITVS)
http://www.itvs.org/funding
ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs primarily for public television. We work with independent producers to create and present programs that take creative risks, advance issues and represent points of view not usually seen on public or commercial television. ITVS is committed to programming that addresses the needs of underserved and underrepresented audiences. We look for programs that bring new audiences to public television and that expand civic participation by bringing diverse voices into the public sphere.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Inter American Press Association Scholarships
http://www.sipiapa.org/v4/becas_SIP.php?idioma=us
The Inter American Press Association was established in 1942 to defend and promote the right of the peoples of the Americas to be fully and freely informed through an independent press. This right is basic to the survival of a free society and individual liberty. At the same time IAPA recognized that an independent press, fundamental as it is, could not be the sole objective. Needed also was perceptive reporting that would contribute to better understanding among the countries of the Western Hemisphere. It was for this reason that in 1954 the IAPA established a Scholarship Fund for young journalists and journalism school graduates. Under this program, U.S. and Canadian scholars spend an academic year studying and reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Latin American and Caribbean scholars spend an academic year studying at a recognized U.S. or Canadian journalism school.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

International Radio and Television Society Foundation, Inc. College Programs
http://www.irts.org/
The Summer Fellowship Program teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid program, which includes career-planning advice and practical experience at a New York-based corporation. Students, who meet the eligibility requirements, are invited to apply.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Journalism/Media RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps?search=1&tags_interest[]=journalism%2Fmedia
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Journalism
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
http://www.lagrantfoundation.org/
A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career development workshops, professional development, mentors and internships to African Americans, American Indians/Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans and Hispanics/Latinos. Our goal is to open the proverbial “door” for minorities by providing the necessary resources and tools not commonly available to many minorities entering the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA)
Media Scholarship
http://www.manaa.org/2009scholarship.html
Deadline : October 30
Offering one $1000 scholarship for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers as filmmakers and in television production (not broadcast journalism). Formed in 1992, MANAA is the only organization solely dedicated to monitoring the media and advocating balanced, sensitive, and positive depiction and coverage of the Asian American community.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Penn State University
College of Communications
Arthur W. Page Center
Legacy Scholar Grant
http://pagecenter.comm.psu.edu/index.php/legacy-scholar-grant
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)
http://www.printing.org/pgsf
A not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowships to students in graphic communications. PGSF is housed at the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation. For more about PGSF, e-mail pgsf@gatf.org or call 800-910-GATF.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Media Fellows Program
http://www.mediascholars.org/media-fellows-program/
Applications for the autumn distribution are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 13, 2013.
With the Media Fellows Program, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding several scholarships each academic year. In the 2013-14 academic year, the foundation will distribute over $40,000 in total scholarship awards. These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public policy advertising industry.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
John D. Graham Scholarship
http://www.prssa.org/awards/awardJohnGraham.aspx
Public relations juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the $5,000 John D. Graham Scholarship competition, an award presented by the PRSA Foundation, Inc. and sponsored by Fleishman-Hillard International Communications.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Member Scholarships & Awards
http://www.prssa.org/awards/default.aspx
Each year PRSSA and its sponsors give away nearly $20,000 to winners in national scholarship and awards competitions. Information and application materials for all scholarship and award programs are sent from national headquarters to PRSSA chapter faculty advisors according to the schedule listed on the PRSSA calendar. These materials are available to all PRSSA members. All scholarship, award, and competition information is also available in the PRSSA Chapter Handbook.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

RadioScholarships.com
http://www.radioscholarships.com/
Lists current radio related scholarships.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Radio Television Digital News Association
Scholarships and Fellowships
http://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarship_info
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Society of Broadcast Engineers - Ennes Educational Foundation Trust
Scholarships
http://www.sbe.org/sections/edu_ennes_scholarships.php
Deadline: July 1
Each year, the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust offers one or more scholarships to deserving candidates who aspire to a career in the technical aspects of broadcasting. Scholarship awards are used for tuition, room and board or textbook costs at post- secondary educational institutions, or for other technical training programs approved by the Scholarship Committee. Current scholarships include:
(1) Harold E. Ennes Scholarship
(2) Robert D. Greenberg Scholarship
(3) Youth Scholarship (for graduating high school seniors)
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Telecommunications Association of Michigan Foundation Scholarships
http://telecommich.org/scholarship/
3 Scholarships are reserved for immediate family member of a Michigan-based telephone company employee to attend a Michigan college or university.
1 Scholarhip is reserved for a member of a non-Michigan high school or enrolled in an accredited, degree granting, non-Michigan college or university. If there are no applicants in this category, a fourth schalorship will be awarded to a Michigan student attending a Michigan college or university.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Top 50 U.S. Foundations Awarding Grants for Media and Communications
1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
Source: FC Stats from the Foundation Center.
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Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 06/16/14)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 06/16/14)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 06/16/14)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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