Category: Scholarship

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

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,…

Education Foundation holds meeting

The NSNC Educational Foundation held their annual meeting Sunday, Oct 30, 2011 in the NSNC Chat Room with a quorum present. This board now begins the second year of their 2-year term, as appointed in 2010 by NSNC President Samantha Bennett and affirmed by current President Ben Pollock, per the bylaws. Financial records were provided…

Education Foundation to meet Oct. 30th

  The 9th annual meeting of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation, as required by the IRS, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 (UPDATED) in the NSNC EF Chat Room. The five officers (President Jim Casto, Vice President Eric Heyl, Secretary Dave Lieber, Treasurer Joe Blundo and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Dr. Amy…

College Columnists Scholarships Presented

Award Certificate

Jocelyn Rousey of Boston College was presented with the 2011 NSNC Education Foundation Scholarship award following lunch at an infamous Detroit landmark called American Coney Island. In accepting the award, Jocelyn commented that the thing that had impressed her most about attending the columnists’ conference was the passion for writing that columnists show.  One of…

WikiLeaks and ivory tower journalism

By Jocelyn Rousey, Staff Columnist,         The Heights, Boston College       NSNC First Place Scholarship Winner WikiLeaks is the Facebook of journalism. And I don’t mean that in a “Yay, modern technology meets journalism! Whoopee!” sort of way. Rather, WikiLeaks, the online nonprofit group that provides an anonymous medium through which disgruntled government insiders can lead…

Scholarship Winners Announced

Jocelyn Rousey of Boston College was announced as First Place winner of the NSNC Education Foundation College Student Scholarship Contest. Second Place went to Gavin Mathis, Washington State University and Third Place winner was Jillian Werthei of  UC  Berkeley. First prize is $1,000 and a trip to the Annual NSNC Conference as a guest of…

Scholarship Winner Looking for Job

Paul Bowers, the 2009 NSNC college scholarship winner, is looking for a job. At least one of our members, Dave Lieber, came to his aid. Bowers wrote to Lieber because they had discussed the future of journalism at the Ventura, Calif., conference where the student received his award. “My future is fast approaching,” he said,…

College Scholarship Contest

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation will announce its next student scholarship contest when it opens next year. The 2010 contest is now closed and winners have been selected. The NSNCEF will award three scholarships to three outstanding student newspaper columnists who write for U.S. college or university undergraduate newspapers. First prize is…

Decades of Winners Listed

Trophies image

Columnists.com now has archived the 1990-2010 winners of the annual contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, plus ’88 and ’86’s. Click here for the list. The NSNC sponsors an annual contest for published columnists (as opposed to a competition among student writers, which also is offered). A glance through these previous winners shows a…

Education Foundation Report

The news that comes out of our annual foundation meeting is that the foundation board voted to call for the revival of the legendary silent and live auction in Detroit to buff up our $$$. Secondary news is the board is very appreciative of Dr. Russell Frank for continuing the great tradition set by Joe…

Education Foundation meets Sunday

The annual meeting of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation, will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2010, as required by IRS law regulating non-profit organizations. President Jim Casto, Vice President Eric Heyl, Secretary Dave Lieber, Treasurer Joe Blundo and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Dr. Amy Reynolds will begin the first year of a two year-term…

Column by NSNC Scholarship Winner

Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson is a senior at Ball State University with a double major in economics and finance and writes ‘Making Cents’ for the  BSU Daily News. This is one of three columns that netted him First Place in the NSNC Student Scholarship Contest. Recessions not bad, should happen more often By Derek Wilson, Ball State…

Student Scholarship Winners Announced

Russell Frank, NSNC Education Chair and Associate Professor of Communications at Penn State University, announced the winners of the 2010 NSNC Scholarship Contest today. Frank said, “There were 110 entries this year, a very pleasing number…” Preliminary judge, Ben Pollock, NSNC Vice President noted, “Judging the students was hard this year: No bad columnists in…

Student Scholarship Contest – Second Place

Debt-it cards By Braden Katz, University Daily Kansan bkatz@kansan.com Last month, the debit receipt for my lunch at the Underground was identical to all the others in the stack next to the cash register. Although my purchase appeared to be normal, I had unknowingly participated in a complicated small loan for my lunch that day. My…

Former NSNC Scholarship Winner becomes National News Anchor

National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation Secretary, Dave Lieber, reports that the very first winner of our Student Scholarship Contest has just become a national media news anchor.  An article on the Nola.com website this morning reported that Rob Nelson, formerly a reporter at the New Orleans Times-Picayune for 7 years, has accepted a…

How to Become a Columnist

Just Write

NSNC sometimes receives inquires from aspiring columnists about how to be a columnist. This answer covers it for almost anyone interested. ——EMAIL—– From: Jameson Date: May 6, 2010 8:06 AM Subject: Becoming a Columnist To: director@columnists.com [This mail was sent via contact form on columnists.com http://www.columnists.com] Message Body: My name is Jameson. I am a…