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Ohio Newspapers Foundation Harold K. Outhit Scholarship

The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award $1,500 scholarship to a student currently enrolled at an Ohio college or university and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or a communications degree program. The scholarship is named for Harold K. Douthit, founder of Douthit Communications, Inc., Sandusky, Ohio and a former president of The Ohio Newspaper Association.

-Applicant must be enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior at an Ohio college or university for the 2017-2018 school year.
-A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required. The student’s college transcript must accompany the application.
-Application form must be typed or printed legibly by the application.
-Students 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. The essay should include reasons for financial assistance.
-Applications should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from college or university faculty members familiar with the student’s work and career interests, with special emphasis on the student’s financial need.
-Students are encouraged to provide writing samples, articles, or other relevant work samples that have been published in print or digital formats. (limit to two, please)

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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