Welcome to the 2016 Deadline Club Scholarships
Up to $10,000 Available for Deadline Club Scholarships
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. It funds these financial awards through The Deadline Club Foundation, a 501(c)3 that it founded to help raise money for scholarships. This year, depending on its financial position, the Foundation plans to award a total of up to $10,000 through as many as four merit-based scholarships of $2,500 each. 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 unspent on scholarships this year will remain with the Foundation to fund future scholarships.
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. Recipients will be determined by a panel of journalism and communications professionals and educators that looks for students who have demonstrated, through both scholarship and practice, a potential to contribute to the highest standards and goals of the craft. The committee’s decisions are final.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by email no later than May 1. Recipients are encouraged to attend The Deadline Club’s annual awards dinner as its guests. The 2016 awards dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, where the scholarship winners will be publicly congratulated in front of an audience of more than 200 New York City journalists. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified, and applicants should not contact The Deadline Club to inquire about their application status.
How to Enter
1) Complete the application form and submit it electronically on this site by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
2) Submit a 300-word essay (typed, double-spaced) summarizing your goals, interests and accomplishments related to journalism and the ethos of the Society of Professional Journalists.
3) Submit three to five writing samples consisting of edited articles published in print or online.
4) Submit two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from an educator familiar with your academic record. If the person writing your letter of recommendation prefers that you not see it, it can be emailed to email@example.com.
Please note that incomplete applications as well as those that do not comply with the guidelines in the Eligibility Rules will be disqualified.