Saturday, May 3, 2008

Journalism scholarships in Illinois

  • Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Scholarships: High school seniors in Norther Illinois who plan to study journalism in college can apply for scholarships up to $2,400. "The scholarship awards will be presented to high school seniors who demonstrate the standards of honesty, integrity, attention to detail, hard work, creativity, and an understanding and commitment to quality community journalism," according to the announcement. "Students may be editors, writers, photographers, managers, marketing or advertising representatives or graphic designers at high school newspapers or professional news publications." Winners will receive cash scholarships from the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, a plaque and announcement of the award in the NINA print and online newsletters. Students must attend high school within the northern Illinois region. The primary counties include Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 13. Download an application online.
  • Association for Women in Communications Scholarships: Students who either are from Central Illinois or attend college in the region can apply for a $2,000 journalism scholarship. The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, is accepting applications for its 2009 scholarship until March 6. Junior, senior and graduate level college students are eligible. Applicants must be majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related fields and have an above-average grade point average. Download a scholarship application online.

Location: Illinois

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