Please follow all directions carefully. Students must submit the following materials to make a complete Gary Marx Scholarship for Journalism application. There are four parts to the application:
PART 1: ESSAY
In a 500-word essay, describe why you are passionate about your discipline, who or what influenced your choice, and what your career goals are.Your essay must be double-spaced and must include your name and MyColumbia ID number in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Please upload your response in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
PART 2: RESUME
Provide a resume that includes your work history, extracurricular activities, and completed internships.
Your resume must include your name and MyColumbia ID number in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Please upload your response in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
PART 3: WORK SAMPLES
Upload 3 samples of your best work. These can include clips from publications and online sites, scripts or audio files from television or radio, photos, cartoons, and graded classroom work. You must submit your sample in one of the following formats:
- IMAGES: .jpg, .png, .gif
- VIDEO: .mov, .wmv, .flv; or upload a .pdf, .doc, or .docx document with an external link to your video
- AUDIO: .mp3
- DOCUMENTS: .pdf
Please Note: Upload size limit is 50MB.
PART 4: STUDENT AID REPORT
A current Student Aid Report (SAR) must be on file. To receive an SAR, students must complete a 2023-24 financial aid application (FAFSA) by February 1, 2023.
Access online applications through Internal Scholarships.