Ohio Scholastic Media Association Scholarship

Kent State University and its Center for Scholastic Journalism are the home of the Ohio Scholastic Media Association, the state’s only high school press association.  Each year, OSMA hosts conferences and conventions and runs competitions to support, train and recognize high school journalists around the state.  For more information on OSMA and to explore how your school can become a member, see the organization’s website: http://osmaonline.com

Each year, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a $500 scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman who served in the previous year on the student media staff at an OSMA member high school and has chosen a major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.   The scholarship recipient will be announced at the OSMA State Convention in April.  

The deadline to apply for this scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year is Feb. 16, 2019.

To apply, visit the main scholarships page.

Qualifications To Apply: 

A student applying for the OSMA Scholarship must:

  • Have applied for and been admitted to Kent State University Kent Campus and selected a major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 
  • Have served on the student media staff at an OSMA member high school during the current school year. 
  • Have a minimum 3.25 high school GPA.

Scholarship Amount: $500 (one time award)