Sherman Page Allen Scholarship
These awards are given to undergraduates who display a desire to specialize in the field of journalism. They were endowed in 1966 through a bequest from the estate of Violet B. Robinson.
Gridiron Foundation Scholarship
These merit-based scholarships were created in 1975 by the Gridiron, a long-standing organization of Washington-based journalists.
This scholarship, established by the parents of a recent graduate, provides "need-based" aid to an undergraduate in SMPA.
Philip L. Graham Fund Scholarship for Diversity
Named for the late publisher of the Washington Post, these awards are given to students from underrepresented groups, including women and individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Dorothy and Will Roberts Prize
This prize was created by Professor Steve Roberts in the name of his parents. It is given to graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, professional promise and community service.
Created by the family of a recent graduate, this is a merit-based award recognizing an SMPA student who has produced original and meaningful journalism. The prize honors reporting that demonstrates depth, originality and a connection to community.
Eaton Foundation Scholarship
This merit-based scholarship provides aid for both undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Media and Public Affairs.
Freedman Family Scholarship
This award was endowed by Mike Freedman, a former vice president of GW and SMPA professor, who is also the father of an SMPA graduate. It is awarded to a student with financial need who wants to become a professional journalist.
Larry King Scholarship
Created by the former CNN host who never attended college, this award goes to rising seniors with demonstrated financial need who have superior academic records.
SMPA's oldest prize, created in 1948 to honor the memory of Jesse Frederick Essary, is awarded to students who have given the promise of sound citizenship and ability in forthright reporting.
Sarah Ferris, for her many exclusive investigative stories in the GW Hatchet
Ian Gray, for his contributions to the Huffington Post
Eleanor Klibanoff, for her dispatches from Nicaragua, especially her feature about a criminal-turned-artist
SMPA/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellowship
This fellowship awards an undergraduate student up to $4,000 to cover an under-reported international story and to travel to that part of the world to get the facts.
Eleanor Klibanoff, who will travel to El Salvador and Nicaragua to report on women's healthcare and the effect of the countries' abortion laws. After abortion was made illegal in 2006, maternal health has declined and the number of mothers under age 15 has risen 48 percent. Klibanoff has interned for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague and for The Nicaragua Dispatch. She is a member of GWU's University Honors Program.