Journalism Scholarship and Award Application Form

Apply now for a chance to earn an award or scholarship.

What scholarships and awards are available?

Each year the Department of Communication awards over $17,000 in journalism scholarships. For more information about each scholarship and its selection criteria, see our complete list of Journalism Awards and Scholarships.

Who is eligible to apply?

Continuing journalism majors and minors.

What do you get?

A journalism scholarship or award. Scholarships apply toward your tuition for summer or fall. There is over $17,000 in potential scholarship dollars to be awarded!

What do you need to do?

Put together a portfolio of your best work and fill out the application below. Your portfolio can include published clips, tear sheets, broadcast news tapes, photographs, work produced for PRSSA or assignments from class.

To apply fill out the online form below.

Due date

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 4 p.m.

IMPORTANT: Before filling out the online application form, you will need a Google account in order to provide us with your portfolio materials using Google Drive. For assistance, review the Google drive instructions.

First Name:
Last Name:
Check one: Print Broadcast Advertising/PR Photo
Check one: Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman
Graduation Month: Year:
Minority Status: Yes: No:
Portfolio Link (see above*)
Mailing Address  
Zip Code:
Email Address:
Cumulative GPA:
Journalism Courses Completed Grade Journalism Courses in Progress
List two faculty members who are familiar with your work and academic performance:

Provide a 250 – 500 word statement explaining your career goals and journalism-related achievements (e.g., internships, involvement in student organizations, etc.):


All scholarship and award recipients will be recognized at the Journalism Awards Banquet to be held in April 2018.

If you have questions, please contact:

Kerith Woodyard, 815-753-7108,

Contact Us

Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
Watson Hall 210
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1563
Fax: 815-753-7109

Acting Department Chair

Mehdi Semati
Phone: 815-753-7028