School Memberships/Charters


To Secure a School Membership/Charter

To be eligible for a Quill and Scroll school membership (or charter as it is also called), your high school must publish a magazine, newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, broadcast program or a website. Also eligible are schools with students who are under the supervision of a local news organization, radio/television station or publication. School membership applications are provided by the international office upon request or can be accessed below. A Quill and Scroll school membership is granted for the lifetime of the school and there are no annual dues.

When a school membership is granted, all of the school’s media advisers automatically become members of Quill and Scroll and may recommend students for induction into the honor society. Student members from all school media may form a Quill and Scroll Chapter on campus to conduct service activities and engage in scholastic journalism development programming. Only charter member schools may submit student names for nomination as Quill and Scroll members and several activities are limited to chartered schools only. Copies of the Quill and Scroll Chapter Manual will be sent upon joining, or can be viewed online.

Want to check your school’s membership status? Visit our Chapter Activities page, and scroll to the bottom for access to a list of our member schools. Or contact us at or 319-335-3457 and we’re happy to check our records.

Download and save to your desktop a school membership application. This PDF is fillable when opened with Adobe Acrobat. You may pay online using Pay2Gov but don’t forget to submit your application to us separately.

If paying online, you may email the charter application form to or fax to 319-335-3989.

Mail applications and payment to:  Quill and Scroll Honor Society, E346 Adler Journalism Bldg., Iowa City, IA 52242.  For more information, you may call 319-335-3457 or email


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