• Students hold copies of a book in front of a shelf of other books in a bookstore.
Department of English

Journalism Scholarship

» Talent Award in Journalism Scholarship

The journalism program offers talent awards up to $2,000 annually for up to four years. These awards are given to select students demonstrating exceptional talent in journalistic writing and a commitment to the creative activity, scholarship, and service in the journalism program. Talent Scholarships are added to the financial aid package the University awards you.

The deadline to submit materials for fall term is March 25 and spring term is November 1.


Recipients of the Journalism Talent Award must either major in English with a Journalism concentration or minor in Journalism or Visual Journalism.

We welcome applications from students intending to major or minor in something in addition to English with a Journalism Concentration (for example, those majoring in Broadcast Journalism & Documentary, Global Communication & World Languages, History, Peace & Justice Studies, Political Science, Environmental Science & Policy, etc.).

How to Apply

To apply, compile your Journalism Talent Award Portfolio, including:

  • A one-page journalism resume: Includes your title and the publications where you’ve worked
  • A one-page cover letter: Explains how the Journalism Talent Award will help you meet your career goals. Please include in the letter your weighted and unweighted GPA and SAT or ACT scores.
  • Three to five examples of your published works: Links or photocopies—no originals please; only content the committee can verify has been published.
  • One letter of recommendation

Email your complete portfolio as a PDF attachment with the subject “Journalism Talent Award” to Susan Paterno, Journalism Program Director, at paterno@chapman.edu.



Questions about the Journalism Scholarship

Susan Peterno
Journalism Program Director