Telecommunications Scholarships

Funding For Your Specialty

The face of telecommunications is ever-changing, so educational efforts are tasked with keeping pace.  As “obsolete” mediums, such as television and conventional radio, offer ground to emerging technologies like streaming web-based content and satellite radio, employment opportunities become more widespread within the industry. Today’s telecommunications professionals still work in television and radio, but more and more are wading-in to cutting-edge industries: wireless, broadband, and digital data.

As a result of industry expansion and paradigm shifts, increasing numbers of scholarships are awarded to telecommunications students. Opportunities in the field exist for a variety of specialties: graphics, audio, video, production, broadcast advertising, and management. Telecommunications professionals earn Bachelor’s and Masters degrees, and some augment telecommunications degrees with auxiliary course work in law or business management.telecommunications scholarships


Ball State University Department of Telecommunications sponsors the following scholarships for telecommunications students:

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences includes prestigious scholarship awards among the group’s industry advocacy efforts.  Valued up to$40,000 each, the undergraduate college assistance helps students enrolling in telecommunications degree program. Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial scholarships are reserved for candidates specializing in television.

Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies Scholarships include:

Cox Communications Telecommunications Scholarships are awarded to dozens of high school seniors from Oklahoma, who are  enrolling in telecommunications programs at the University of Oklahoma. Awards are each valued at $2,000, which includes an internship opportunity with Cox Communications.

The University of Maryland awards a number of scholarships for degree-candidates in the school’s Masters in Telecommunications (ENTS) program:

Indiana University offers scholarships through the Department of Telecommunications, which demonstrate the range of student specialties within the department:

University of Michigan Telecommunications Information Studies and Media is a College of Communication Arts and Science Program that offers scholarship assistance to qualified applicants.  Recent awards include the Gene Jankowski Scholarship in Telecommunications and the  Ira and Jennie Greeen endowed Scholarship.

University of Alabama College of Information Sciences provides financial support for worthy candidates within the school’s undergraduate telecommunications degree programs.  Applications are available online at MyBama, the service and information resource maintained by the University.

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications provides financial support for qualified telecommunications majors. Values range from $300 each, to those that exceed four-thousand dollars.  Randolph A. Hearst Scholarship, Jim Kerlin Broadcasting Scholarship and other specialized awards are put-forth annually.

Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association is active supporting degree-seekers in telecommunications fields.  The organization grants upwards of twenty-five annual scholarships for telecommunications education.  Awards are valued at $1500 each.