What are the scholarships?

The University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications believes in the opportunity for all high school students to have a chance to learn at a summer journalism workshop.


We believe these opportunities promote student into newsroom and media jobs that would otherwise be less likely. For this reason, the multicultural scholarships serve minorities defined by race and cultural background.


The University of Kansas School of Journalism hopes to raise up students who can not otherwise afford the tuition of a summer media workshop. Students whose families experience financial difficulty will be considered for scholarships to the Jayhawk Media Workshop.

What is required to apply?

Here are the necessary components of a JMW scholarship application. The full application is available online here.


Students should consider this portion of the application as one of the most important. Please describe how your circumstances qualify you for either the Multicultural Journalism Scholarship or the Financial Aid Scholarship. The statement should be written in full sentences and be at least a paragraph, but no longer than 500 words.
Please be sure to proofread and spell check thoroughly. Your effort here will reveal how much you care about earning the scholarship.


I understand that one of the criteria for this scholarship is a completed and delivered letter of recommendation from my high school media adviser or language arts teacher. The deadline for receipt of this letter is May 6, 2022. The letter can be delivered to KSPA in two ways:

email: please email to Kerry Navinskey at

by mail: please mail to “JMW Scholarships, 318 Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045.”

Applications will not be processed until the letter of recommendation is received.


The scholarship provides tuition reimbursement for the Jayhawk Media Workshop, except for a $50 non-refundable deposit.  Deposit checks will be cashed for any student who is chosen as a scholarship recipient. Students not selected for scholarships will receive their check returned by mail.

The check for $50 must be received at the JMW offices by May 6, 2022. Failure to send the deposit check will result in disqualification for the scholarship. Please write the check to “KU School of Journalism.” Please mail to “JMW Scholarships, 318 Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045.”

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