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 Thursday, May 17 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. 

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.

Roslyn Bernstein Award for Reporting on the Arts and Culture

?Up to four undergraduates are recognized for outstanding work in covering the fine and performing arts, whether in print coverage, audio or video.

 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, $2,000

To an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in Business Journalism. 

Harnisch Foundation Scholarship

For outstanding juniors and seniors who are majoring or minoring in journalism and committed to a career in journalism (priority is given to junior majors).  Full tuition at New York State residents rates is covered, as well as a stipend of several hundred dollars  that can be used for journalistic purposes (equipment, reporting trips, travel to meetings). For juniors, 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.

 Chris Brown Institutional Investor Scholarship, $2,500

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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