Scholarships & Grants

The Chicago Headline Club is committed to improving the quality of journalism and in-depth reporting. Our grants are provided to individuals who demonstrate a dedication to journalism and to accurately communicating the events of our time.

Click here to learn about the Watchdog Fund.

We also offer one $3,000 scholarship and two $3,000 intern grants annually to Chicago-area students who wish to pursue a career in journalism. The grants are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, freelancers, photographers, bloggers, editors and producers.

To apply for the Les Brownlee Scholarship award or an internship grant, email Dann Gire at and include a cover letter as to why you are a deserving candidate, an explanation of the internship you seek to fund (if applicable), a resume and three examples of your work. Your work samples may be “clips” or links to videos.

We announce winners in early May.

Good luck to all!

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