Program Dates


Media Scholars Program

  • Registration OpensNov 14
  • Qualifying RoundNov 14 - Feb 12
  • Case CompetitionFeb 26 - Apr 2
  • Media Scholars WeekJun 8-13
  • Networking ReceptionJun 12

Media Fellows Program

  • Application DueJuly 16, 2014


A Few Basic Requirements:

Rising college juniors and seniors in good academic standing are invited to apply.

Open to full-time degree seeking students whose major or minor prepares them for a career in strategic public policy advertising research, management, planning and buying. These include, but are not limited to, mass communications, journalism, marketing (business or mass communications), and political science.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their major concentration.

Graduate students are not eligible to enter the Media Fellows Program.


Due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 16, 2014.

Award recipients and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of their status by August 1, 2014. Do not contact the foundation to inquire about your status before this time.

Selection Criteria

A committee will select scholarship recipients from the number of completed applications received. The Washington Media Scholars Foundation, following applicable federal and state laws and 501(c)(3) policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.