The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association ( NINA ) will award a $1,000 scholarship this spring to the high school senior picked by the association as the 2020 Northern Illinois High School Journalist of the Year.
NINA President Margarita Mendoza said the organization maintains this scholarship fund to encourage high school students to continue to study journalism and to promote journalism careers.
The scholarship competition is open to graduating high school journalism students throughout northern Illinois who plan to continue their journalism education at the college level.
The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, March 20.
Eligibility requirements and scholarship application forms are available on the NINA website at ninaonlinedotorg.wordpress.com .