Northern Illinois High School Journalism Scholarships recognize outstanding achievement by high school students in the field of print and/or online journalism. 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. Arrangements will be made for a formal presentation of the scholarship award and plaque.
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.
Students may be editors, writers, photographers, managers, marketing or advertising representatives or graphic designers at high school newspapers or professional news publications.
All applicants should show an intent to attend college as a journalism or communications major with an emphasis on print and/or online journalism.
Students must attend high school within the northern Illinois region.
Applicants must submit a copy of their high school transcripts, which must include grade-point average.
They also must submit: • A letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, newspaper adviser or professional
supervisor. Additional letters of recommendation are welcome.
• A portfolio of published newspaper work. Examples include articles, display or classified
advertisements, photographs or photo pages, page layouts or full copies of a newspaper
showing the student’s contribution to the overall product.
• An autobiographical essay that includes a description of career goals.
• A completed nomination form (next page)
Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2011. Send to: Northern Illinois Newspaper
Association, c/o John Etheredge, The Ledger-Sentinel, P.O. Box 669, 64 Main St., Oswego, IL 60543
Lee, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whites
Click here to apply.