2018 Scholarships

Web applications available starting February 7, 2018
Deadline is March 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters in the Stony Brook community and beyond, thousands of dollars in scholarship money is available to help qualified journalism students pursue their education and their careers. Each scholarship is unique. Please read over the scholarship descriptions for the details. Students can apply for up to three scholarships. Click here to apply.

The Robert and Rhoda Amon Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior journalism major with an excellent academic record, demonstrable writing and reporting skills, a strong commitment to a career in journalism and who can demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship. The winner will receive $2,500 toward tuition at Stony Brook University.
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The Harvey Aronson and Irene Virag Scholarship for Narrative Journalism - Awarded to a junior or senior who is a journalism major or minor, who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and promise, and who excels in writing long-form narrative journalism. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. Graduating seniors also are eligible for this award. Read more.

The Carol Chernow Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior journalism major who has demonstrated excellence in telling stories through the written word, who exhibits high potential as a professional journalist and writer, and who has demonstrated financial need. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. Read more.

The Daniel Conway Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time journalism major who has a distinguished record in audio and/or broadcast journalism. The scholarship winner will receive an award of $1,000. Read more.

The Matthew T. Crosson Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time junior or senior journalism major who has demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in journalism with a significant interest in public affairs and advancing public discourse. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. The recipient will also have the opportunity to intern at Newsday or News 12 Long Island and Newsday.com or participate in a special rotating internship at all three news outlets. Read more.

The George L. DeWan Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding full-time journalism major or minor who demonstrates critical thinking, outstanding narrative writing ability and a commitment to social justice as reflected in his/her journalistic work, and/or an ability to make complex issues accessible to all audiences. This scholarship is for a rising sophomore or junior and preference will be given to journalism majors. Read more.

The Herman Klurfeld Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding junior journalism major who best represents the goals and mission of the School of Journalism and who demonstrates significant potential to succeed as a professional journalist. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. Read more.

The Marcy McGinnis Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism - Awarded to a junior or senior journalism major or minor who excels in broadcast journalism, has an excellent academic record and demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication and promise. The winner will receive $2,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. Read more.

The Richard J. Puz Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding full-time journalism undergraduate student who demonstrates high achievement in Journalism as well as demonstrates a financial need, given to honor Richard J. Puz, a graduate of Stony Brook University, editor of the Statesman and SBU Alumni Association board member. The scholarship winner will receive $1,000. Read more.

The Jeanine A. Rescigno Award - Awarded to a part-time or full-time “non-traditional” journalism major or minor who has demonstrated a passion for journalism and shown persistence and enthusiasm in reporting complex, in-depth stories. Non-traditional students may qualify for one or more reasons, among them age, life experience, financial challenges, family responsibilities, military service, illness, or any other major obstacle to academic advancement that the student has managed to overcome. The winner will receive $500. Read more.

The Paul A. Schreiber Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding student journalist who best demonstrates the objective of the School of Journalism in her or his body of work. The scholarship winner will receive $2,500 toward tuition at Stony Brook University. Read more.

The Fritzi Weinstein Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding female journalism major who has demonstrated tenacity and persistence in her reporting. Through her work, the candidate must demonstrate enterprise reporting and ingenuity, a passion for working in the public interest and the ability to overcome obstacles in completing her assignments. The scholarship winner will receive $1,000 toward tuition at Stony Brook University.
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