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NABJ Chicago 2021 Scholarship Deadline

April 30, 2021

Hey, College Students: Apply Today for NABJ-Chicago Chapter Scholarships

NABJ-CC awards scholarships annually to deserving college students interested in pursuing careers in journalism.

Scholars are selected based on academic excellence and passion for journalism.

This year one of the scholarships awarded will be in memory of Eugene Stanback, a former ABC 7 Chicago photojournalist, who passed away last year after a battle with Covid-19. He retired in 2013 after 38 years with the station. The scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career as a photographer for a television station, newspaper, magazine or digital news outlet.


• College or university transcript with at least a 3.0 GPA

• Professional resume

• Three original samples of work

• Two letters of reference from professors and/or employers

• 1,000-word essay

Essays should cover one or more of the following themes: why you are interested in a journalism degree, your professional goals and view on the future of journalism, the role and function of journalists in a democratic society, and the impact of social media on journalism today.

All applications and required documents should be emailed to  by April 30, 2021.

Please put “Scholarship Application:” and then your name in the subject line.


April 30, 2021