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.

The Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program considers outstanding writers from its annual college columnists contest entries. The 2019 winner will be awarded $5,000.

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.

For more information about the foundation, please use our Contact Form.

NSNC Education Foundation
c/o Luenna Kim, Executive Director
P.O. Box 280692
San Francisco, CA 94128
Phone: 415-691-7030

About the background video: Teletype M15 Printing, posted in 2013 to YouTube by Tele Tweety

About the heading photograph: Photo by Carley Lanich, Media School at Indiana University, from “Indianapolis Star Reveals New Office, Increased EngagementThe Media School Report, March 17, 2015