Scholarships and Student Support

Grady College scholarships are awarded each academic year through an application process that opens each spring. Scholarship recipients are announced in early May, and scholarship funds are awarded in August and applied to the fall semester. Grady scholarships are made possible through generous contributions to the College that recognize and encourage academic and professional achievement.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • For Spring 2017, the application period will be Monday, February 20 through Friday, March 3 at 5 p.m. 
  • The scholarship application will be available at grady.uga.edu in the Site Directory during these dates only. The application and an accompanying résumé must be submitted in hard copy to room 309-J Journalism no later than 5 p.m. on March 3.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in Grady, as well as pre-majors enrolled at UGA, are eligible to apply. Students graduating in Spring or Summer 2017 are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in Fall 2017 to be eligible for an award.
  • Scholarships are credited to student accounts in August for the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Students are encouraged to review all information about the awards. Competition can be intense, and strong academic achievement and other credentials may be necessary for serious consideration.
  • A general application must be submitted for consideration each academic year, as scholarships are not automatically renewed.
  • One general application guarantees consideration for any of the scholarships for which an applicant qualifies, so it is not necessary to apply for specific scholarships by name.

The Grady College scholarship program is coordinated with the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid. Students who have questions about how a Grady College scholarship could impact their financial aid programs may call 706-542-6147 or visit the Financial Aid Office in Room 220, Holmes/Hunter Academic Building. Students may also find information on the OSFA website.

Grady College scholarships are administered by the Scholarships and Awards Committee through the Director of Undergraduate Services in room 312 Journalism.


Students looking for travel funds to attend a conference or other expenses related to their education, can complete a Student Support Fund application to apply for up to $300 in support.

Peyton T. Anderson Scholarship

The purpose is to provide one or more scholarships for undergraduate students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Recipients will be determined by the college’s scholarship and awards committee.

Peyton T. Anderson Scholarship

Established by Mr. Tom Johnson for pre-journalism students with potential for success in a career in Journalism/Mass Communication. Pre-journalism majors may be awarded.

Terry F. Barker Scholarship

Provide scholarships for tuition, books, and fees to junior or senior students who are in need of financial assistance and are enrolled at Grady College.

Augusta H. & Grace Barrett Scholarship

To be used for one or more scholarships for students in enrolled in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Bauer Memorial Award

To provide an award to an exceptional journalism student(s) at the beginning of his or her career within Grady College. To be awarded each year to the student(s) most deserving from an academic, professional, and financial need point of view. Specific emphasis on the writing reporter.

Mary L. Betts Scholarship

For currently enrolled female student(s) in the Radio/Television Major.

Dana Blackmar Scholarship

To provide one or more scholarships to students admitted to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication without regard to department of study. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need, academic and journalistic achievement and potential. Graduating seniors or unspecified majors may receive.

William C. Brinson Scholarship

Funds for this scholarship are donated by Johnson Caldwell & McCoy and the Home Federal Savings Bank of Alabama in the name of Brinson to subsidize the field of business administration and/or journalism and mass communication.

M. Tyus Butler Scholarship

For full-time pre-journalism or print journalism majors. The scholarship was established in honor of Professor Butler a Grady graduate faculty member and director of Alumni Relations for the University upon his retirement.

Claude P. Callison Memorial Scholarship

To be used for one or more scholarships for students in enrolled in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

G. Clisby Clarke Advertising Scholarship

For full-time Grady students. Major emphasis in selection will be placed on proven writing ability and demonstrated interest in the field of advertising.

Jamie Connell Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a deserving student in the Grady College for outstanding work in photography.

Prentiss Courson Scholarship

For Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication students without regard to department of study. Can be given to graduating seniors, pre-journalism or unspecified majors.

Kip Craven Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Mrs. Craven, a former Public Relations Director with the American Red Cross in Atlanta, who was active in the Public Relations Society of America. Awarded to outstanding public relations majors enrolled at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

20th Century Fox Breaking Away

For students planning a career in film or television. Established at the Grady College when students assisted in production of the television series ‘Breaking Away’.

Thomas. H. Frier Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to newspaper majors in the Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Lewis Grizzard Journalism Scholarship

Established for newspaper majors in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Frank Hawkins Scholarship

For currently enrolled or junior transfer newspaper majors. Established by Hawkins a Grady graduate retired editor of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and retired Grady faculty member.

John Holliman Broadcast News Scholarship

For student(s) who exhibit the same passion and commitment to broadcast journalism as John Holliman.

Martha Johnson Kaplan Graduate Fund

For use in two ways: (1) to support the student dissertation/thesis research and (2) to support student travel to present research findings. Only national conference presentations shall be supported.

Koonin Scholars Fund

Provides scholarships for Grady students in the name of Steve and Eydie Koonin and family.

McBrayer Broadcast Sales Management Scholarship

Support Journalism students who wish to pursue a career in broadcast sales. Students should be entering their senior year.

McClure Broadcasting Scholarship

For a student enrolled in the management sales emphasis of the telecommunication arts major, with preference given to one who is interested in radio advertising. The scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles A McClure, a Grady graduate, president and chief executive officer of McClure Radio, Columbus, GA.

Dorothy L. Nelms Scholarship

For students who have declared and are actively pursuing a “major” of advertising.

Jesse Outlar Scholarship

For full time Grady student(s) in any major emphasis in selection process to be placed on proven writing ability and demonstrated interest in the field of journalism, particularly sports writing.

Peabody Radio Award

Presented to a deserving student in the Grady College for outstanding work in radio.

 Bill Phippen Scholarship

To be used for one or more students enrolled in Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Recipients must be majoring in Broadcast with a heavy interest in radio broadcast.

Leroy Powell Broadcast Scholarship

For Grady College student(s) in any major. Criteria for selection will be based primarily on academic merit. Academic merit is determined by committee and/or dean. Can be given to graduating seniors pre-journalism or unspecified majors.

William I. Ray Jr. Scholarship – Banking and Trust

To provide one or more scholarships for students enrolled in Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

William Rogers Memorial Scholarship

To honor the memory of William Rogers, a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Journalism.

Paul Ashley Simon Memorial

Established by William S. Morris III, Grady graduate and Chairman of the Board of Morris Communications, Inc. Specified for pre-journalism or print journalism majors planning a career in newspaper.

Julia Ellen Askew Stephens Scholarship

Recipient(s) must be undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Stone Memorial Scholarship

To provide support for a student enrolled in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication as an advertising major who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in advertising and an interest in a career in the creative aspects of advertising and photography.

James Waldo Woodruff

For one student attending the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Can be given to a pre-journalism or unspecified major, or incoming student.

WSB Radio Award

Presented to a deserving student in the Grady College, Telecommunications Department.