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Dear Abby’s Advice to Aspiring Journalists: Apply for This $5k Scholarship

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Dear College Student,

If you’re looking for help paying for college, here’s a scholarship opportunity you might be interested in.

Jeanne Phillips, the writer behind the well-known advice column “Dear Abby” and the daughter of the original Dear Abby, wants to award a $5,000 scholarship to an aspiring writer or journalist.

And because this scholarship is offered by the queen of columnists, this contest is open only to students who write bylined general-interest, editorial or specialized columns that appear in either print or online editions of college publications.

Basically, if you’re a columnist for your college’s newspaper, you could win $5,000 to help pay for your tuition, fees or textbooks.

And if you’re on the hunt for other scholarship opportunities, be sure to like The Penny Hoarder College page on Facebook. We post awesome new scholarship opportunities there whenever we find them!

Win $5,000 in the 2018 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest

Here’s how to enter to win $5,000 from the 2018 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation.

Amount awarded: $5,000

Number of scholarships awarded: One

To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student (seniors included).
  • Write bylined general-interest, editorial or specialized columns for a college publication.

To apply, applicants must:

  • Fill out the entry form located here.
  • Submit copies and links to three bylined columns published between August 15, 2017 and June 15, 2018.

Scholarship deadline: June 29, 2018.

You can read the rest of the official rules and guidelines here.

If you’re looking for even more scholarships to apply for, be sure to check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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