Northern Illinois High School Journalism Scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement by high school students in print and/or online journalism. Applicants must be high school seniors within the Northern Illinois region who demonstrate the standards of of honesty, integrity, attention to detail, hard work, creativity and an understanding and commitment to quality community journalism. All applicants should show an intent to attend college as a journalism or communications major with an emphasis on print and/or online journalism.
NINA is the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, founded in 1962 to promote the newspapers of northern Illinois, develop programs to enhance the profession and promote good fellowship among its members. More than 50 years later, NINA continues to bring together specialists in journalism to provide programs for staff members in both print and digital phases of publication. NINA’s ties with the Northern Illinois University extend to its beginnings.