Once again, the Deadline Club is taking applications for $10,000 in scholarships this year – up to four awards at $2,500 each. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in journalism or journalism-oriented communications programs in the New York City metropolitan area. For complete eligibility rules or to submit an application online go to the Scholarship Entry Website.
Mark Your Calendars: All applications, including supporting materials such as letters of recommendation, must be submitted via this website by the entry deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 25. Mail-in applications will not be accepted.
Recipients of the merit-based scholarships will be determined by a panel of journalism and communications professionals and educators. The panel will look for students who have demonstrated, through both scholarship and practice, a potential to contribute to the highest standards and goals of the profession. The committee’s decisions are final.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by email no later than May 5. Recipients are encouraged to attend The Deadline Club’s annual awards dinner as its guests. The 2014 awards dinner will be held on Monday, May 19 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan, where the scholarship winners will be congratulated in front of an audience of more than 200 New York City journalists. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. Applicants should not contact The Deadline Club to inquire about their application status.
The Deadline Club, which is the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, has supported and encouraged journalism students in the metropolitan area for decades through its annual scholarship program. For the last decade, it has funded these financial awards through The Deadline Club Foundation, a 501(c)3 founded to help raise money for scholarships. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to grant fewer than four $2,500 scholarships if it does not deem that there were four award-worthy applicants, and any portion of the money that is not spent this year will remain with the Foundation to fund future scholarships.