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The NSNC Education Foundation fosters training opportunities for columnists and others interested in column writing. The nonprofit foundation works with the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and others to serve as a training tool for both aspiring and published columnists in all media. The foundation’s special emphasis has been on helping assist college columnists.

About

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization [501(c)3] devoted to the education and training of new and experienced columnists everywhere. The foundation was incorporated in 2003 in the state of Texas.

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists, founded in 1977, is the nation’s oldest and only journalism organization dedicated to advancing excellence in column-writing and writers of serial essays and blogs. The NSNC helps promote the NSNCEF and shares with it some database information.

The Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program selects three outstanding student writers from its annual college columnists contest entries. The first place winner gets $1,500, a certificate and an all-expense paid trip to that year’s National Society of Newspaper Columnists annual conference. Second and third place winners also win certificates and awards of $250 and $100.

The contest, which originated in 1999, is open to undergraduates (including seniors) who write bylined general interest, editorial-page or specialized (humor, sports, business, arts etc.) columns that are published in the print or online editions of college newspapers, i.e., one whose main circulation is on a university or college campus. There is no entry fee.
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News

Boston College Student Wins Scholarship

The following is a news release from Andrews McMeel Syndication. The Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest page has further details. KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 1, 2017 — The National Society for Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation has announced the winners of the 2017 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest to recognize the outstanding work of aspiring …

Dear Abby’s Words of Wisdom to Young Journalists

Longtime columnist Dear Abby, aka Jeanne Phillips, recently shared thoughts about the potential of young columnists and other journalists in a Q-and-A. She is sponsoring the Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program, the annual contest for college newspaper columnists. Three prizes will be awarded with first place getting a $1,500 scholarship and expenses paid to …

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Contributions to the NSNCEF are welcome. Funds go toward helping train new and experienced columnists.

The NSNC Education Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation [501(c)3] devoted to the education and training of new and experienced columnists everywhere. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists, founded in 1977, is the nation’s oldest and only journalism organization dedicated to advancing excellence in column-writing and writers of serial essays and blogs.

Donations are welcome. Use secure online giving via the foundation’s PayPal account. Any amount is welcome.

Checks may be mailed to:

NSNCEF
P.O. Box 280692
San Francisco, CA 94128
Phone: 415-691-7030

For more information about the Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program, email NSNCEF Scholarship Chair Mike Leonard.

NSNC Education Foundation
c/o Luenna Kim, Executive Director