Student Financial Services

John Fischetti Scholarship

for continuing undergraduate and graduate students

The John Fischetti Scholarship was established by the friends and colleagues of political cartoonist John Fischetti as a continuing tribute to his extraordinary talent. The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate and graduate Journalism students.

Deadlines to Apply:

  • Scholarship for J-term/Spring Only (Undergraduate and Graduate Students): October 15, 2016
  • Scholarship for 2017-18 Academic Year (Undergraduate and Graduate Students): February 1, 2017

The John Fischetti Scholarship is open to:

  • Full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate Journalism students
  • Undergraduate students who began college at Columbia College Chicago must have completed at least 2 semesters at the time of application; students who have transferred to Columbia must have completed at least 1 semester
  • Students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in Journalism
  • Students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in print or broadcast journalism, photojournalism, editorial art, or political cartooning
  • International students may apply 

Scholarship based on:
  • Academic merit
  • Service in student's specialty (i.e. internships, contributions to student publications/media)

Scholarship amount:
  • Maximum of $5,000 

Notification of the award:
  • All J-term/Spring 2017 scholarship applicants will be notified by the scholarship committee by November 15, 2016.
  • All 2017-18 academic year scholarship applicants will be notified by March 31, 2017.


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