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Ohio Newspapers Foundation University Journalism Scholarship

The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award two scholarships of $2,000 each to students enrolled in an Ohio college or university and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program. Applicants are not limited to, but preference will be given to students demonstrating a career commitment to newspaper journalism.

-Applicant must be enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior at an Ohio college or university for the 2017-2018 academic years.
-A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (C+) is required. The student’s college transcript must accompany the application.
-Application form must be typed or printed legibly by the applicant.
-Student must demonstrate the ability to write clearly in an autobiography of 750 to 1,000 words describing academic and career interests, awards, extracurricular activities and any journalism-related activities. Emphasis should be given to student’s course of study
-Application must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from college or university faculty members familiar with the student’s work and career interests.
-Student should provide writing samples, articles or other relevant materials such as web links and PDF files used to display design or advertising content.

Submission of Application

Submit the application and all other material required to Ohio Newspapers Foundation University Journalism Scholarship, 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 216-B, Columbus, Ohio 43215. OR submit your completed application and attachments in PDF format to


Notification and Payment

The scholarship winner will be announced on or around May 15, 2018. The scholarship check will be mailed during the summer of 2017 following verification of college enrollment.

For additional information:

Contact the Ohio Newspapers Foundation, 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 216-B, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Telephone number 614-486-6677, extension 1010.

Application forms can be found in the journalism office in Schoonover Center or at

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