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The Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship

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Offered by The National Press Club Journalism Institute

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 29, 2024
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

February 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or incoming college student who wants to pursue a career in broadcast journalism? If so, consider applying for the Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship! This scholarship is open to college students who demonstrate a commitment to a career in broadcast journalism at an accredited university in the U.S. Both currently enrolled students and those in the process of applying to university are eligible. The scholarship is offered by The National Press Club Journalism Institute, a non-profit affiliate of the National Press Club that provides innovative, practical training to journalists and communications professionals across the country. Each year, the scholarship grants a $5,000 award to one (1) lucky student that can be renewed for up to three years. Over the course of a four-year degree, this equals a total of $20,000 towards one’s educational expenses. If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in broadcast journalism and are looking for some help to pay off your degree, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a current or incoming college student who plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism at any accredited university in the U.S. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Minimum GPA

No GPA requirement


Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

Academic Interest

Journalism, Literature/English/Writing

Application information

In addition to an online application, students must submit an elevator pitch about their interest in journalism, a description of their financial need, 3-5 work samples, and the below application materials.


Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The National Press Club Journalism Institute at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the The Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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