$5,000 Scholarship Aid Available For Aspiring Journalists

The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of Washington, D.C. (SDXDC) is accepting applications for its 2022-23 scholarship program for undergraduate students attending colleges and universities in the Washington, D.C. area. The foundation is offering each scholarship recipient $5,000 in financial assistance to help cover tuition, fees and other college-related costs.

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in journalism and a need for financial assistance. To qualify, students must currently be sophomores or juniors (or the equivalent) who will, after the Spring 2022 semester, be rising to their junior or senior years.

If you or anyone you know is pursuing a career in journalism and is attending a college or university in the Washington, D.C., area, read on and share this notice with others.

Guidelines and forms for applying online are available at www.sdxdc.org . All applications and supporting documents (grade transcripts, resume, letters of recommendation) must be emailed to Scholarships@sdxdc.org by midnight, Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

A committee of veteran journalists will review the applications and select finalists for interviews in April. Scholarship winners will be notified in early May.

The SDXDC Foundation is the non-profit, education arm of the Washington, D.C., Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of journalists.

The SDXDC scholarships are funded by donations from members of the Washington, D.C., Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Gridiron Club and Foundation, and individual gifts to SDXDC from journalism education advocates.

Since it was organized in 1962, the Foundation has awarded more than 200 scholarships to help aspiring journalists attend college in the D.C. area.

Anyone with questions should contact the Scholarship Committee via email at scholarships@sdxdc.org. Or you can contact interim scholarship committee chair John Henry at 202-378-6612 or 202-333-3642.