NOTE: This isn’t updated regularly. Please use deadline dates as a guideline and check them for accuracy.

Jan. 4 – Vanderbilt University Scholarship for aspiring Sports Writers. For an application email:

Jan. 7 – JFK Library Essay Contest

Jan. 17 - NSPA's Magazine/Yearbook and Online Pacemaker Contest

Jan. 27 – David S. Barr Award Scholarship

Jan. 29 – (open to grades 1-12) Pasta Tales Essay Contest sponsored by Olive Garden

Jan. 30 – Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Jan. 31 – University of Iowa Daily Iowan Scholarship

Jan. 31 – Emma Brown Foundation Work/Study Program from the Emma Brown Foundation

Feb. 1 - Ball State University Scholarships

Feb. 14 - Iowa Newspaper Association Scholarships

Feb. 5 - Quill and Scroll's International Writing and Photo Contest

Feb. 15 – (for Juniors) Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference Note: You need your principal or counselor's signature for this scholarship. This doesn't seem like a big deal, but if you apply online, you don't find this out until after you apply and you receive a comfirmation email. And, if you procrastinate, you might not find this out until the day the application is due and it's never fun to frantically track down Dr. A or your counselor, right?

Feb. 15 - JEA's Journalist of the Year Scholarship

Feb. 29 – Wickoff Editorial Leadership Scholarship from the National Scholastic Press Association

Feb. 29 – Journalism Honor Roll from the National Scholastic Press Association

Feb. 20 - Iowa JEA Journalist of the Year

Feb. 28 – Sigma Photo Scholarship Contest for seniors

March 1 – Ball State University Ingelhart Scholars Program

March 1 – Third Annual Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards: Write to Drive Change (Student Journalists Could win up to $2,000)

March 1 – NPC Scholarship for Journalism Diversity – from the National Press Club

March 1 – PGSF Print and Graphics Scholarships from the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

March 1 – NABJ Scholarship Program from the National Association of Black Journalists

March 1 - Student Journalist Investigative Reporting Award

March 10 - Iowa High School Press Association's Spring Newspaper, Website, Broadcast and HawkEye Photographer of the Year Contests (grades 9-12)

March 15 - JCAMP all-expenses paid journalism camp in D.C. for freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

April 1 – Crazy Horse Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Native American students

April 25 - Tina Wang Memorial Scholarship

April 22 - Susan Johnson Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors going into nursing. Pick up an application from Megan Johnson or the Guidance Office.

May 1 - Quill and Scroll's News Media Evaluation form

May 10 – Quill and Scroll Scholarships. Students who received a Gold Key from Quill & Scroll are eligible to apply.

On or around May 15 - Daily Iowan summer internships as reporters, photographers and designers.

June 15 - Newspaper Pacemaker Contest Deadline

June 15 - NSPA's Individual Story/Design/Photo/Cartoon of the Year and Broadcast Contests (grades 9-12)

August 1 - NSPA's Courage in Student Journalism Award

October 1 - Iowa High School Press Association's On the Spot Writing, Yearbook, Cartoon, and Photography Contests at the Fall Conference (grades 9-12).

Oct. 15 - JEA Future Teacher Scholarship (college students)

Oct. 15 - James Allen Cox Foundation Scholarships for Photo/Video

End of October/beginning of November - My Bright Mountain Essay Contest

November 18, 2013 - Registration deadline for First Freedom Center's Essay & Video Contest

Dec. 15 - 1 for All 'Free to Tweet' $5000 Scholarship

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