by Abigail Van Buren

2019 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest

The Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program is an annual contest for college publication columnists underwritten by The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota on behalf of Jeanne Phillips aka Dear Abby, who is also co-chair of the Foundation. Learn more about her goals for the contest.

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation (NSNCEF) has announced the winner of the 2019 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest, which recognizes the outstanding work of aspiring journalists.

Congratulations to the 2019 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest Winner

Kuratova will receive a $5,000 scholarship in recognition of her excellent work in journalism.

Kuratova is a senior at McDaniel University, in Westminster, MD, majoring in English. Her submissions from the McDaniel Free Press gained recognition from judge Connie Schultz, who said, "Marya Kuratova's body of work stood out among a strong field of writers for many reasons. The writer's submissions shared consistent qualities that marked the work as top of class. Kuratova writes with a unique combination of an activist's strong voice and a teacher's patience. The point to be made in each column is clearly made alongside good use of reason and fact that help to educate the reader as well as to persuade. The choice of topics work together in a vein to bring light to situations that may not be mainstream discussions for many. Lastly, for me, the final persuasive point in the columns are made with friendly encouragement rather than the heavy hand of guilt on the reader. I think this approach invites the reader into the world of the writer and the topic. Well done!"


Questions

If you have questions, contact Scholarship Chair Amy Reynolds by email at areyno24@kent.edu.


The Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program is an annual contest for college publication columnists underwritten by The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota on behalf of Jeanne Phillips aka Dear Abby, who is also co-chair of the Foundation.

The NSNC Education Foundation (NSNCEF) is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation [501(c)3] devoted to the education and training of new and experienced columnists everywhere. The foundation was incorporated in 2003 in the state of Texas.

The core mission of the Education Foundation is to foster training opportunities for columnists and others interested in column writing. The foundation works with the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and others to serve as a training tool for both aspiring and published columnists in all media. The foundation’s special emphasis has been on helping assist college columnists.

Contributions to the NSNCEF are welcome. Funds go toward helping train columnists.

NSNC Education Foundation
c/o Luenna Kim, Executive Director
P.O. Box 280692
San Francisco, CA 94128
Phone number: (415) 691-7030