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

NABJ-Chicago Chapter (NABJCC) awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism.

To give students we’re meeting at the NABJ National Convention and Career Fair a final chance to apply, the deadline to apply for our 2018 scholarship program has been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. (CST).

Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, passion for journalism, and vision of their potential impact.


  • College or university transcript w/3.0 GPA
  • Professional resume
  • Three original samples of work
  • Three 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, responsibility and freedom of speech, and trends in traditional vs. non-traditional media.

Applicants should also discuss the impact of cultural issues and diversity on journalism, and vice versa; and a news event/experience with a major impact on you and why.

All applications and required documents should be emailed to scholarship@nabjchicago.org before the 

EXTENDED DEADLINE of Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. (CST).

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

Forward questions to:
Scholarship Chair