Category: Scholarship

The College Columnist Award and the NSNC Education Foundation, which runs it.

Longhorn Wins 2016 Scholarship

Jake Schmidt

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award A Longhorn has been named the 2016 recipient of the Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award. Jake Schmidt of the University of Texas at Austin will receive $1,000 from the scholarship contest sponsor, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation. The check will be presented in a ceremony Saturday, June…

College Students Live for Deadlines and Ramen Noodles

NSNC Education Foundation

NSNC Scholarship 2016 By Mike Leonard Scholarship Chairman Having been an adjunct in journalism at Indiana University for nearly 30 years, I can say with authority that there are bright, committed and good college columnists out there, and they tend to flip an assignment on a dime. Deadline Wednesday? Knock it off Tuesday night. So…

Auctionable Items

Summer Shopping Bag illustration

NSNC Scholarship 2016 Members planning to attend the June 23-26 conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists already are making plans on what to bring to the auction. Auction? Silent and live auctions have been a part of the annual get-together for some years. Proceeds benefit the NSNC Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. (The…

Young Writers, Just How Good Are You?

Poster for NSNC's 2016 College Columnist Scholarship

NSNC Scholarship 2016 By Mike Leonard Scholarship Chairman National Society of Newspaper Columnists BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Menahem Pressler, the co-founder and pianist for the legendary Beaux Arts Trio, told me recently that this fabled career was launched almost by accident when, as a young man, he entered and won the Debussy International Piano Competition in…

‘Vol’ Columnist Takes Top College Prize

NSNC Education Foundation

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award A new graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the 2015 recipient of the Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation. RJ Vogt, writing for the campus newspaper The Daily Beacon, was chosen by best-selling novelist Michael Koryta, a former newspaper reporter.…

Looking for Auction Items

NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis Groucho: I’ll show you how to make some real money. I’m gonna hold an auction in a little while at Cocoanut Manor. You know what an auction is, don’t you? Chico: Sure. I come over from Italy on the Atlantic Auction. Groucho: (pause) Let’s go ahead as if nothing happened. I…

2015 Columnist Scholarship Extended to April 1

Click to open an 8 1/2 by 11 PDF of the poster.

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award Contest Each year, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation sponsors a unique scholarship for student columnists. College writers are encouraged to enter our 17th annual contest for collegiate newspaper columnists. The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship. Second- and third-place finalists receive certificates of achievement. In addition, the winner…

Southern Cal Undergrad Wins Column Scholarship

Anna Sterling (right) interviews Maya Richard-Craven on Neon Tommy Radio of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.

2014 Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award Winners By Suzette Martinez Standring 2004-06 NSNC President Maya Richard-Craven, a campus columnist at the University of Southern California, is the winner of the 2014 Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award and its $1,000 scholarship prize. Senior judge Nikki Schwab, the “Washington Whispers” blogger of U.S. News and World Report,…

Call for Campus Columnists

2014 Scholarship Poster image

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award Contest A letter from Joel Brinkley, NSNC Education Chair Hello everyone. I am writing to encourage college writers to enter our 16th annual contest for columnists at collegiate newspapers. Each year, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation sponsors a contest for columnists at collegiate newspapers. First prize is…

Bulldog wins 2013 Zaslow College Columnist Contest

A young Dallas-area writer attending the University of Georgia is this year’s winner of the Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Contest, the scholarship of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Contest Chair Joel Brinkley was the final judge for this year. He called UGA’s Blake Seitz “an excellent, clever writer.” Seitz this fall will be a…

Newspaper Honors Late NSNC President

Hartford Courant

Jan Cohen, wife of Larry Cohen, the NSNC president who died Aug. 27, 2012, at age 64, wants to share photos from a celebration of Larry held Sept. 28 at his old paper, the Hartford Courant. “We had about 100 attending, with 14 speakers telling funny Larry stories, a slide show of Larry photos, and…

2013 College Column Contest Open

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award Contest A letter from Joel Brinkley, NSNC Education Chair I am writing to you as a member of the board of directors of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Each year, the NSNC Education Foundation sponsors a contest for columnists at collegiate newspapers. First prize is a $1,000 scholarship. Second…

2012 Scholars Named (updated)

Update: The judge wishes to add three students for recognition. The winners of the 2012 Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation were announced over the weekend. Jesse Rifkin First place and a $1,000 scholarship goes to Jesse Rifkin, a sophomore majoring in journalism and political science at…

Auction Update – Be on TV with Nancy Grace

View from Serenity Cabin at Howe Sound, British Columbia

UPDATE Additional item for silent auction donated by Nancy Grace: Tour of CNN and appearance on TV with Nancy Grace. Highest bidder in spirited bidding was Cappy Hall Rearick www.simplysoutherncappy.com whose high bid bought her a priceless opportunity. It pays to show up at NSNC events as you never know what opportunity might present itself. By Eric Heyl…

Jeff Zaslow Columnist Scholarship Announced

Spirit of Detroit

Jeff Zaslow, photo courtesy of Indiana University Columnists, indeed journalists and all of America, lost a strong voice with the death on Feb. 10 of Jeffrey Zaslow, best-selling author and “Moving On” columnist of The Wall Street Journal. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation now honors Zaslow by naming its scholarship program after…

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award – Enter by March 1

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation is seeking entries for its 14th annual Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award . The NSNCEF will award scholarships to three outstanding student newspaper columnists who write for U.S. college or university undergraduate newspapers. First prize is $1,000. Second prize is $500. Third prize is $250. In addition,…