Students

Whether a first year or graduate, every student has a reason to join the Deadline Club.

About the Scholarships

The Deadline Club, New York City’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, supports and encourages journalism in the metropolitan area through its annual scholarship program. The 2024 competition is now accepting submissions. This year, the Club will award merit-based scholarships of $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, which includes all campuses within 50 miles of Columbus Circle. For more information and to apply, click here.

Check out our celebration of the 2021 scholarship recipients.

Congratulations to the 2023 scholarships winners

Student Testimonials

How our scholarships are providing opportunity to future journalists.

The Deadline Club is an amazing resource for both established and emerging journalists. The organization has allowed me to connect with different people in the business, expanding my network and my knowledge of the industry. Not to mention the $2,500 scholarship the Deadline Club granted me my senior year of college, not only validating the work I did all those years reporting across New York City, but allowing me to pay down some of my loans. I’m so looking forward to attending a future Deadline Club event and meeting even more members.
Natalie Migliore
iHeart Radio, Fordham University Alum
I must begin by explaining what a tremendous impact the Deadline Club had on my future. Earning enough money to finish my Master’s degree at Columbia University during the pandemic was quite difficult. The $2,500 scholarship eased that burden somewhat. In addition, the hands-on training in public speaking and moderation gave me the lifetime gift of these skills. Thanks to the Deadline Club, I networked with like-minded students pursuing journalism nationwide. I now serve as an SPJ student trustee council member.
Remmy Bahati
United Nations, Columbia University Alum
Over the course of the last few months, I’ve attended multiple events hosted by the Deadline Club. It’s always great to learn from experienced people within the field, and the event with WNYC’s [former] internship manager, Richard Yeh, was no different. He offered great advice on landing internships—such as “write your cover letter as if it is the first byline for your new editor,” and tips on how to conduct yourself in an interview. Shortly after this event, I interviewed for—and ended up landing—an internship with the Brian Lehrer Show!
Sammy Ali
Queens College

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On Deadline

This series of short video interviews provides hiring tips and insights into some thriving areas of the journalism field.

Ann Choi

Richard Yeh

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Student chapters

Let SPJ help you set up a campus chapter! Email info@deadlineclub.org. And, for more information on how to set up an SPJ chapter at your college, click here.