Scholarship Application

The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of Washington, D.C. (SDXDC), is accepting applications for its 2018-19 scholarships for students attending colleges and universities in the Washington, D.C., area.

Applicants must be a current sophomore or junior in the Spring 2018 semester. This year, SDX will also make available one scholarship for area high school seniors who plan to enroll in an area community college, or current local community college students. All applicants must show a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in journalism.

Scholarships of at least $3,000 each will be awarded to applicants selected from the 2018 scholarship competition. Veteran journalists affiliated with SDX also offer mentorship to our winners.

If you or someone 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.

All applications, and required supporting documents, must be emailed by February 26, 2018.

You do not need to be selected or nominated by your school. You do not need to be a journalism major to apply. Students apply directly to the foundation for a scholarship. Applicants must show an ongoing interest in journalism and have a letter of recommendation from a school faculty member familiar with your work. Applicants selected as finalists are interviewed by a panel of veteran journalists.

To obtain 2018 scholarship application information, click here for scholarship guidelines and to download the scholarship application.

The SDX/DC Foundation, started in 1962, has awarded some 200 scholarships to help aspiring journalists attending college in the Washington, D.C., area. Scholarship awards are paid directly to your university for credit to your account for tuition, fees and other college-related expenses.

Past scholarship recipients have come from all over the nation to study at Washington, D.C.- area colleges, bringing their passion for journalism with them. Past recipients hold a variety of jobs at news organizations across the country.

Recipients of the 2018-19 scholarships will be named in the Spring of 2018. All scholarship applications must be emailed to

Application deadline: February 26, 2018.