Substantial scholarship increases to students and universities were added to the program for the 2017-2018 school year. Representing an increase of nearly 50 percent, more than $650,000 will be provided annually in scholarships, grants and stipends to participating and winning journalism students and accredited journalism undergraduate universities. These increases are in bold.
Monthly Competition Scholarships and Matching Grants
The top five ranking entrants in the 14 monthly competitions win the following scholarships
|6th-10th place||Certificate of Merit|
The top five students’ schools are awarded matching grants.
The finalists in the Championship receive the following scholarships:
|Article of the Year||$1,000|
|Best Reporting technique – writing||$1,000|
|Best Photo Portfolio||$1,000|
|Best Single Photo||$1,000|
|Best use of Radio for News Coverage||$1,000|
|Best use of TV for News Coverage||$1,000|
|Multimedia Story of the Year||$1,000|
The winning universities of the Intercollegiate Competitions win the following grants:
|First place, Intercollegiate Overall||$25,000|
Each university receives a $250 stipend for entering a competition for a potential total of $3,500 for full participation in the monthly competitions. This is granted simply for participating regardless of placement in the competition.