John C. Ensslin Memorial Scholarship

Supporting students committed to journalism

The purpose of the John C. Ensslin Memorial Scholarship program is to support students who are committed and engaged in the field of journalism.



Scholarships will be awarded once each year through a competitive process based on:

  • vision for the future
  • commitment to the field/passion for their work in journalism
  • quality of work
  • scholastic potential

NOTICE: By applying for the John C. Ensslin Memorial Scholarship, you are also being considered for one of the eight available Damon Runyon Scholarship awards of $1,500. The top applicant selected will be awarded the John C. Ensslin Memorial Scholarship of $3,000.

Additional information

Scholarship awards are one-time awards. We will award eight scholarships at $1,500, and one scholarship at $3,000. The amounts awarded to a selected recipient may be used for tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and any additional cost of attendance expenses. All scholarships will be paid directly to a recipient’s school and must be used for the upcoming academic year. Award disbursement is contingent upon the outside scholarship policies of a recipient’s college or university. Awards must be used during this upcoming academic year.