Media Scholars Program

The Media Scholars Program provides undergraduates with valuable learning, career and scholarship opportunities.

The program begins with the Media Plan Case Competition, requiring students to create strategic media plans for a hypothetical public policy issue in a special election.

Finalists earn an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for Media Scholars Week, where they are introduced to dozens of nationally recognized media industry leaders. On the final full day, each finalist team presents their strategic plans to a panel of judges.

At week’s end, professionals gather to recognize the finalists and celebrate the winners at a Networking Reception held at the Newseum.

Media Fellows Program

College can be expensive. We want talented individuals to focus on their career – not their debt.

With the Media Fellows Program, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding a total of $25,000 in scholarships each academic year.

These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public policy advertising industry.