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White House Correspondents’ Association scholarships are offered in partnership with a growing number of university partners spanning the entire United States. In 2018, the addition of three new partnerships with additional schools brings the total up to 11 from eight. The new school partners are Arizona State University, Grambling State University and Iowa State University. “WHCA is proud to partner with universities and news organizations to assist with our scholars’ education and connect them with mentors inside our press corps,” said Margaret Talev, WHCA president.

In 2018, students will receive a total of $148,000 in grants, including $134,500 from the association and $13,500 from the schools.

Arizona State University

ASU’s nationally ranked programs inspire the top-qualified graduates and have positioned the university as a “top-tier” recruiting and hiring insitution by more than 50 of the country’s top corporations, according to professional recruiters and rankings services around the world.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU is one of the nation’s top journalism schools and is home to Arizona PBS, the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. Students receive hands-on experiences in Cronkite News, a multiplatform daily news operation with bureaus in Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles. With professional programs in digital media, public affairs reporting, broadcast news, digital innovation, public relations, sports reporting, Spanish-language news and more, Cronkite offers a real-world education for the digital media world of today and tomorrow.

University of California – Berkeley

From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world.

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism has graduated alumni who have gone on to win virtually every major industry award and to staff–and run–the country’s top news organizations. Widely regarded as one of the country’s best journalism programs, it is also one of the only remaining two-year Master of Journalism programs in the United States and is the only graduate-level journalism program in the vast, publicly funded University of California system.

Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields.

Columbia Journalism School is one of the leading journalism schools in the world. It is also one of the oldest with more than 100 years of experience in educating journalism’s future leaders and trailblazers. Its tradition is rooted in the bedrock values of journalistic ethics and excellence, but it is also a leader of cutting-edge journalistic innovation and media scholarship.

Grambling State University

Grambling State University combines the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college, a combination that enables students to grow and learn in a serene and positive environment. Grambling offers more than 800 courses and 47 degree programs in five colleges, including an honors college, two professional schools, a graduate school, and a Division of Continuing Education.

Grambling’s Department of Mass Communication offers two degree programs: A Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Broadcasting, Journalism, Business Journalism, Sports Journalism, Public Relations and Visual Journalism; and a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication.

George Washington University

The George Washington University, an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas.

The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, provides a strong foundation to meet the challenges of a changing global media landscape. It helps students understand the media’s impact on the way we live, govern and connect.

Iowa State University

Iowa State University is a public, land-grant university, where students get a great academic start in learning communities and stay active in 800-plus student organizations, undergrad research, internships and study abroad. They learn from world-class scholars who are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges – feeding the hungry, finding alternative fuels and advancing manufacturing.

The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University is a top communication program that offers students a second-to-none adventure from Day One. Part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Greenlee School offers three majors – advertising, journalism and mass communication and public relations – and a graduate program.

Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

Through Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications, The Department of Media, Journalism and Film prepares students for the media world of today and the future through core and cluster courses.

University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,000 students, 10,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. And Maryland is committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.

The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism is shaping the future of news and media. As a top journalism school in the Washington, D.C. region and a global leader in journalism education, the College is committed to promoting a strong and independent free press.

University of Missouri

Missouri’s largest and most comprehensive university, Mizzou has more than 300 degree programs — including more than 90 online options — through 19 colleges and schools.

At Mizzou, the Missouri School of Journalism educates students for careers in journalism, advertising and other media fields by combining a strong liberal arts education with unique hands-on training in professional media. It’s the first school of its type in the world.

Northwestern University

Northwestern is recognized nationally and internationally for its educational programs. Northwestern is home to a dozen colleges and schools across three campuses: a 240-acre campus in Evanston, a 25-acre campus in Chicago and a third campus in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern recruits students of demonstrated academic achievement from diverse social, ethnic and economic backgrounds. More than 90 percent of undergraduate applicants rank in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, and Northwestern’s National Merit Scholar enrollment rate is among the nation’s highest.

Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications, a leader in education since 1921, offers programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications that combine enduring skills and values with new techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in today’s digital world.

Ohio University

Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders.

The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University is committed to providing an education that emphasizes professional excellence, critical thinking, and social responsibility. To maintain and enhance our democratic society and the free exchange of ideas, journalism must be built on the principles of truth, accuracy, and independence.