The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship Program

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2018 and will be awarding $250,000 in scholarships to 100 ethnic minority students pursuing degrees and careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations across the country.


In addition, scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York or San Francisco where they will participate in career-building activities, including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

TLF’s mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the advertising, marketing or public relations industry by providing scholarships, career and professional development workshops, mentorships and internships/fellowships/entry-level jobs to undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students.



Students can access more information regarding the scholarship program on our website at Deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:00 PM PST. Please share the scholarship information with your talented & diverse students.


RACISM: My Experience

Use this YouTube link to see and hear candid excerpts from the conversations with SJSU students, faculty, and people from Silicon Valley. This 12-minute video was produced during the fall semester 2017.

Project explanation:

Racism unnerves people. We avoid talking about it until there’s a major flare-up or violence, and then wonder why?
Some want to believe it’s a thing of the past, while many for centuries have buried it in the ‘closet of our minds’ hoping it will die or just fade away.

Continued racial unrest, however, from Ferguson, Missouri to Charlottesville, Virginia prompted the SJSU Journalism School to take a new, more direct approach to help ease tensions and head off conflicts.


We’ve create a unique listening and learning environment for our campus, local community and Silicon Valley to focus on “Racism: My Experience.”
Volunteers briefly share what’s happened to them or someone in their workplace. Once combined these revealing excerpts showcase how all cultures have a story to tell, and with each revelation comes the discovery of common ground. This shared understanding becomes the starting point for more positive and effective communications in search of helpful strategies and solutions.
Courage and determination can lead to respectful discussions on how to eradicate this deadly social cancer that affects us all.

We invite other schools and community leaders nationwide to share their stories, and join this unique learning opportunity.


Prof. Bob Rucker
‘Racism: My Experience’ Project Creator,
Coordinator of Digital Productions
School of Journalism & Mass Communications
San Jose State University

Harlem Reimagined exhibition

SJSU Harlem Reimagined Exhibit

Specialphotojournalismm exhibition, "Harlem Reimagined," is happening on Thursday, February 8th at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library (2nd floor), with a reception from 4 to 6 PM.  

During October 2017, a team of photojournalists from San Jose State University joined students from George Washington University and three high schools to capture life in Harlem today, as it deals with gentrification. Forty-five students, teachers, and community members participated in the four-day project.  

At the exhibition opening, the SJSU photojournalism students will be joined again by students from Satellite Academy High School in New York, along with several San Jose community photographers who participated in the project. 

SJSU-JMC photo students Lovetta Jackson, Francesca Natividad, Savannah Harding and Payje Redmond traveled to Harlem to participate in the "Harlem Reimagined Digital Workshop". Travel funds and accommodations were generously provided by the SJSU Alumni Association.   Also assisting with the training and workshop was Hearst Award winner David Early.  The student work that resulted from this experience and collaboration will showcase on Feb. 8th.

Here is a link to the Harlem Reimagined exhibition story posted in the San Jose Mercury News.

2017 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Award

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
1:30 pm   Room 225


This year the faculty in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications are proud to recognize and honor distinguished journalist, Mr. David Early.

David Early is a 43-year veteran of the profession who has worked as a daily news reporter, feature writer, long-form magazine writer, and former assistant city editor for the San José Mercury News.


A Stunning Moment That Changed The World

JMC School hosts a special road trip to mark the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ride with us through the landmarks of the civil rights movement as we travel through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee with Bay Area African-American community leaders during SJSU Spring Break in March, 2018. Join Us!


Hearst Journalism Awards 2016

Faculty in the SJSU School of Journalism and Mass Communications are proud to present David Streitfeld with the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Award for outstanding professional journalism. They will invite his views on a wide range of timely global issues and Silicon Valley concerns.READ MORE

Spartan Scholarships

Current SJSU Students

Most scholarships require students complete at least one semester of full-time units (12 undergraduate or 8 graduate units) at SJSU in order to be eligible for campus scholarships. Please review scholarship criteria to ensure you meet all eligibility requirements.READ MORE

2016 Scholarship Winners!

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications this spring proudly awarded 34 student scholarships totaling more than $28,000. On May 5, 2016 most of the scholarship winners gathered outside Dwight Bentel Hall for a special ceremony to honor their academic achievements in advertising, journalism and public relations.READ MORE