Department's Awards and Scholarships

Journalism students at Baruch are eligible for several awards and scholarships offered by the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions.

Applications and the supporting materials must be returned to the department or emailed to by Friday, April 1 if you wish to be considered for any of these awards.

To be eligible you must be a journalism major or minor, have completed at least two journalism courses and have a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 overall and 3.2 in journalism courses. Some prizes and scholarships listed have additional criteria.


The Arnold Picker Excellence Award in Journalism

To a senior for excellence in journalism

Award for Excellence in Investigative Economic Journalism

To a graduating student who has demonstrated proficiency in investigative journalism in the field of economics. The award is not restricted to journalism students. One criterion is that the be written work is deemed appropriate for publication. 

Jerry Bornstein Prize for Journalism Research

The Jerry Bornstein Prize for Journalism Research is awarded each year to the undergraduate who produces the best research project in or about journalism. The research might be journalism history, media criticism or a journalistic endeavor that includes use of data and other historical materials and a broad range of sources and points of view.

The Sidney Harman Creative Nonfiction Prize

This prize is administered by the Harman Writer-in-Residence Program. Three prizes for works of creative nonfiction. Articles must be no more than 1,000 words and cannot have been published outside Baruch college publications. Entries must be submitted with a cover sheet that has name, Social Security number, telephone, home address and email. For additional information, contact or 646 312-3927. The deadline for this entry only is April. 12.

Award for Excellence in Reporting on Culture and the Fine and Performing Arts

To a graduating senior for outstanding work in covering the fine and performing arts. Print and multimedia reporting will be considered. Created with a gift from Prof. Eugene Marlow.

 Institutional Investor Award In Journalism

For one or two undergraduate journalism majors.

 Excellence Award in Journalism

To a top graduating senior for excellence in journalism.


 Daniel S. and Florence Roher Scholarship, $500

To an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in Business Journalism. 

Harnisch Foundation Scholarship

For outstanding juniors majoring in journalism who are committed to a career in journalism. Up to $6,000 per student will be provided to cover tuition, a summer stipend to allow for an internship (up to $2,000), assistance for technology and travel funds and fees for outside seminars when applicable. The scholarship is renewable in the senior year for students who remain enrolled in the program, committed to a journalism career and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

 Institutional Investor Scholarship, $1,000

For two undergraduate journalism majors who excel in their field.

Israel S. and Theresa Wiesel Scholarship, $1,000

To an outstanding business journalism student with financial need.



Find the application here: Applications

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