The School awards about $5 million annually in scholarship for master’s-level students. Many scholarships, including the Annual Fund, to which alumni contribute over $1 million annually, are open to all students who apply for and qualify for scholarship funding.
Actual award amounts can range from $5,900–$96,600 for those who qualify. Some scholarships are dedicated to students with particular life circumstances or interests.
Scholarship Funding for Full-Time Master’s Programs in the 2018-2019 Academic Year
|Program||M.S.||Dual M.S. in Comp. Sci. & Journalism||M.S. Data Journalism||M.A.|
|Range of Scholarship Awards||$5,901 to $86,525||$36,250||$20,000 to $96,593||$20,000 to $94,135|
|Median Scholarship Award||$30,000||$36,250||$55,000||$40,000|
|Percentage of students that applied for a scholarship who received one||72%||100%||100%||91%|
Below are examples of some of the 180 scholarships that offer substantial financial assistance to our students:
Nikkei Fellowship – Provides full tuition and some living expenses for students who are residents of Asia who have an interest in business or data journalism.
Shobhana Bhartia Fellowship – Provides full tuition and some living expenses for students who are residents of India and enrolled in the M.S. Data Journalism or Dual M.S. Journalism-Computer Science degrees.
Toni Stabile Fellowship – Up to $50,000 for tuition to qualified students in the M.S. Stabile Investigative Program, who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need.
Maria Moors Cabot Fellowship – At least $20,000 for students interested in journalism from outside of the United States with preference for residents of Latin America.
Li Fund for International Students – At least $60,000 for a student who is not a resident of the United States, especially for students from countries where the need is particularly great.
Barbara London Lemann Scholarship – Up to $30,000 for a student in the M.A. Arts and Culture Concentration.
Charina Endowment Fund Scholarship – Up to $25,000 for a student(s) with financial need in the M.S. Documentary Program.
San Paolo Scholarship – Up to $94,000 annually for M.S. or M.A. students who are residents of Italy or who have a strong interest in Italian politics, society and culture.
The Walter H. Diamond and Dorothy B. Diamond International Business Fellowship – Up to $29,000 to provide scholarships for those pursuing a career in international business journalism.
For more information on the School's scholarship application process visit: https://journalism.columbia.edu/scholarships-and-financial-aid