Chips Quinn Journalism Scholarship Program, 2017


Entries for the Chips Quinn Scholar Program are now accepted. This award is targeted to any students who are intending to pursue career in journalism field. The winning students will receive benefit of internship, training and $500 of living cost. Submissions are received no later than 1 October each year.

Scholarship Description
The Chips Quinn Scholars program is named for the former editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal John “Chips” Quinn Jr . John Quinn, advisory trustee and former deputy chairman of the Freedom Forum, and mother, Loie Quinneditor, founded the program in their son’s honor. This program is purposed to provide special support and encouragement that will open doors to news careers and bring greater diversity to the nation’s daily newspaper newsrooms.

Award Value
The winner of this Chips Quinn Scholar Program will receive benefit of internships, training and $500 housing allowance.

Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in journalism.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
This journalism scholarship open to college juniors, seniors or recent graduates with majors in journalism or career goals in newspapers.

Applicants’ Nationality
U.S citizens may apply this scholarship.

Application Instruction
The application package must be consisting the materials as follow:

  • resume
  • transcripts (unofficial)
  • work samples
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a color headshot photo
  • an essay (of no more than two type-written pages) stating why they want to be a journalist

Submission Deadline
1 October each year.

Website and Application Link

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