Quill and Scroll members, as well as national winners of the Yearbook Excellence Contest or the International Writing, Photography and Multimedia Contest and the Eye on Ivy Editorial Writing Contest are eligible to apply for our scholarships: The George and Ophelia Gallup Award, the Edward J. Nell Scholarship and the Richard P. Johns Scholarship.
Deadline for filling out the online application form for the Class of 2023 is May 15, 2023. The application form will be available in April 2023.
All scholarships can be used for tuition, room and board at any college or university. Recipients must major in journalism or a related area of communications. The scholarships are awarded for the freshman year only and are paid in two installments (fall semester and spring semester) through the university or college bursar’s office.
Scholarships amounts for 2022, but in 2021 they ranged from $500 to $1,500. The Quill and Scroll Scholarship Committee will determine the amounts based on the applicants’ qualifications and recommendations (See Below). Past winners have gone on to amazing careers in journalism.
Winners will be notified before June 10, 2023.
What’s required in the online form?
Two letters of recommendation
- One from a journalism teacher/adviser.
- And one from a principal or counselor.
Recommenders should write a letter on official school or district letterhead, save it as a PDF and forward to the student to include in the online application form. IF YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT DOESN’T ALLOW students to receive letters of recommendation, please send them to [email protected]. The letters should answer the following questions:
- Why does this student deserve to be awarded a Quill and Scroll Foundation Scholarship in Journalism?
- What are the student’s class rank, GPA, and ACT/SAT scores, if applicable?
- What other traits does this student possess that would convince the Q&S Scholarship Committee that this student will succeed as a college journalism student or journalist?
- What anecdote can you tell us to back up your assessment?
A personal statement of not more than 500 words
- The student applicant should address significant topics, including:
- journalistic experience
- future plans
- volunteer service
- how college will be financed
Three examples of journalistic work
These should provide insight into the applicant’s abilities and promise. Include links to stories, video, and/or photos published online. Include files of works published in professional and/or student publications.
A small color photo of the applicant
Please include a photo (preferably a head shot) of yourself. Make it a .jpg and not larger than 2 MB.