John Fischetti Scholarship

for continuing undergraduate

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 Journalism and Photojournalism students.

Extended Deadline to Apply: March 01, 2024

Application will be available November 1, 2023. 

The John Fischetti Scholarship is open to:

  • Currently enrolled, full- or part-time, undergraduate Journalism and Photojournalism students
  • 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
  • Second BA students may apply
Scholarship based on:
  • Academic merit
  • Service in student's specialty (i.e. internships, contributions to student publications/media)
Scholarship amount:
  • Up to $5,000 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring)

Notification of the award

  • All applicants will be notified by email in April/May 2024.


Contact: Communication Department - 312-369-8900 or


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