A world-class degree with an affordable price tag.

Klein offers an excellent education to talented and motivated students, regardless of their backgrounds or means. It’s why we limit tuition increases and ensure that our students understand their finances. And it’s why all first-year students are automatically considered for academic scholarships.

Apply for scholarships online

Klein students have access to a personalized, online database where they can view and apply for a variety of scholarships and awards to support tuition, study abroad or internship opportunities throughout the year.

Scholarship Opportunities for Incoming Students

Steinman Scholarship

Steinman Scholarship is a scholarship for incoming freshmen and rising sophomores. It is awarded to one high-achieving student with demonstrated financial need who is either pursuing a double major in journalism and business, economics or finance; or a major in journalism and a business, economics or finance minor. The scholarship is for $5,000 to be applied toward tuition and renews each year for four years. Undergraduate students can apply for the Steinman Scholarship here. If you are a gradaute student and are looking to apply for the Steinman Scholarship,  please contact Kait Pierce at kaitlin.pierce@temple.edu.

Steve Charles Scholarship Fund

The Steve Charles Scholarship Fund is open to incoming Klein freshmen who graduated from urban high school districts and have financial need. The award is renewable for eight semesters over four years, as long as awardees maintain eligibility. Recipients with demonstrated interests in business, entrepreneurship, technology and urban media are strongly preferred for this award. An application is required for consideration. The deadline is March 15. Apply for the Steve Charles Scholarship Fund.

OLINGER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Olinger Family Fund is open to incoming Klein freshmen with financial need. The award renews each academic year for a maximum of four years, and the recipients must stay enrolled at Klein to remain eligible.

Klein College Recruitment Fund

The qualified student shall receive an award of $2,000 each academic year for a maximum of eight semesters. In order to remain eligible for continued financial support, the scholarship recipient must remain enrolled at Klein and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Eugene Albert Kane Jr. Scholarship

This is an annual scholarship open to incoming freshmen with financial need enrolled at Klein. The recipient will be a graduate of a public high school within the School District of Philadelphia, and preference will be given to students who reside in North Philadelphia at the time of enrollment.

Alexander Magid Scholarship Fund

The Alexander Magid Scholarship Fund is open to incoming freshman enrolled in the Department of Media Studies and Production who exhibit academic excellence and professional promise and who have financial need.

Leon Fisher Scholarship Fund

The Leon Fisher Scholarship Fund is open to incoming freshman enrolled in the Department of Media Studies and Production awho exhibit academic excellence and professional promise and who have financial need.

David and Florence Newman SCHOLARSHIP

The David and Florence Newman Scholarship provides 12 separate $1,000 scholarships for incoming freshman in the Departments of Communication and Social Influence and Communication Studies.

RED TETTEMER O’CONNELL + PARTNERS YOUNG TRAILBLAZER FUND

This fund is open to incoming freshman with financial need within the Advertising Department and whose address at the time of enrollment is in the 19122 zip code. If there are no eligible students from this zip code, the scholarship shall be awarded to a student who lives within the 19121, 19132 and 19133 zip codes adjacent to Temple’s main campus. The student shall receive an award of $2,500 each academic year for a maximum of four years as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Bloom-Lipsky Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund is open to incoming freshmen in communication studies, advertising or PR who are in financial need. One student will receive $2,00 a year, and it is renewable if they maintain good academic standing. 

Scholarship opportunities for continuing students at Klein

Klein also offers several scholarships for continuing students that can be applied toward tuition. The applications for such scholarships can be found here. Please note, available scholarships will not be visible until the date the applications open. This is typically during the first couple weeks of classes in the fall and spring semesters.

A few things to note:

  • A Temple GPA is required.

  • Scholarship applications are accepted once per semester by the deadlines included here.

  • All application materials must be received by their due dates; late materials, including letters of recommendation, will not be accepted.

  • Applicants will be notified by email by the end of the semester during which they applied. If you submit an application in the fall, you’ll usually be notified before winter break, which begins in late December. If you apply in the spring, you’ll usually be notified before the end of the spring semester in mid-May.

  • Scholarships awarded during the fall application cycle must be applied to the following spring or summer term unless otherwise noted.

  • Scholarships awarded during the spring application cycle must be applied to the following summer or fall term unless otherwise noted.

  • If your plans change and you need to use the scholarship in a future semester, you must reapply. If your plans change, an updated essay is required. The amount of your scholarship might be reduced with any change of plans, and you may become ineligible as a result of it.

  • If you’re applying the scholarship toward study away, you must be participating in a Temple program offered by Education Abroad, Klein College, or another department or school at Temple University. Participation in an external, non-Temple program renders you ineligible. Temple’s acceptance of credits to transfer from another program does not mean that the program from which the credits are approved is a Temple program. If you have questions, email scholar@temple.edu.

Brenner Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1987 by the Energy Education Advisory Council. The Brenner Scholarship Fund is open to Klein students in any major in senior year, and the award amount varies. A 3.5 GPA is required.

Donald H. Fey Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Klein College of Media and Communication who have financial need and are military veterans.

George P. and Martina Jennings Endowed Scholarship Fund

The fund was established in honor of the Jenningses by their family. The George P. and Martina Jennings Endowed Scholarship Fund is open to Klein students in any major in junior year; the award amount varies. Students must demonstrate financial need and a 3.0 GPA or higher is recommended.

The John H. MacDonald Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2004 by friends and colleagues to honor Temple University Alumni Association Executive Director John MacDonald’s 40 years of service to Temple. It is open to out-of-state Klein students with financial need; preference is given to Massachusetts residents. The award amount varies, and a 3.0 GPA is recommended.

Lew Klein Scholarship

In honor of the late Lew Klein, the Lew Klein Scholarship was established by H.F. “Gerry” and Marguerite Lenfest and Walter and Leonore Annenberg through the Annenberg Foundation. This scholarship requires awardees to be registered for academic credit for an independent study project, an internship or an internship program, or a study away program offered by Temple University. It’s open to all Klein students in their sophomore, junior or senior year. A 3.0 GPA is required, and the award amount varies. Students are only eligible to receive this scholarship once during their college career.

Martha Menei Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Martha Menei Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 through a bequest from the estate of Martha Menei, a longtime friend of Temple. This scholarship is open to juniors majoring in Advertising, Film and Media Arts, and Strategic Communication (only with a declared concentration in Public Relations). The application cycle happens in the fall, and the award of $5,000 is given in the subsequent spring semester. A 3.0 GPA and U.S. citizenship are required. Students are only eligible to receive this scholarship once during their college career.

Media and Communication Scholarship Fund

Established in 1968 by former Dean Kenneth Harwood, the Media and Communication Scholarship Fund is open to all Klein students. The award amount varies, and a 3.0 GPA is recommended.

Michael Buser Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Michael Buser Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Michael Buser, Klein ’76. It is open to any Klein student who demonstrates financial need. The award amount varies, and a 3.0 GPA is recommended.

Philadelphia Club of Advertising Women Endowed Scholarship

The Philadelphia Club of Advertising Women Endowed Scholarship is open to juniors majoring in Advertising, Film and Media Arts, and Strategic Communication (only with a declared concentration in Public Relations)—regardless of gender. Students must be juniors when they apply (in the fall semester) and receive this scholarship in the subsequent spring semester. A 3.0 GPA and U.S. citizenship are required. The award amount is $3,500.

The Robert Shackleton Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund is open to students majoring in Film and Media Arts, Theater or Media Studies and Production and gives preference to those interested in onscreen or public performance. Students must have completed two or more years of undergraduate course work and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. They also must have a demonstrated interest in public performance and demonstrated financial need.