The Osborn Elliott-National Magazine Awards Scholarship

The American Society of Magazine Editors and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism are pleased to announce that the National Magazine Awards Scholarship has been renamed the Osborn Elliott-National Magazine Awards Scholarship.

The scholarship honors the memory of Osborn Elliott, who was Editor in Chief of Newsweek from 1960 to 1976 and Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 1978 to 1986. An active member of ASME during his career as an editor, Oz Elliott was inducted into the ASME Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame in 1996.

Funded by National Magazine Awards entry fees and ticket sales, the Osborn Elliott-National Magazine Awards Scholarship supports the study of magazine journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

For information on how you can contribute directly to the scholarship, please click here. Please note that donors should select "Other" for Designation and then note the name of the scholarship (The Osborn Elliott-National Magazine Awards Scholarship).

If you would prefer to contribute by check, please make your check out to The Trustees of Columbia University and mail it to:

Attn: Abigail Bedrick

Stewardship Officer
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
2950 Broadway, Suite 704
New York, NY 10027

For more information on how you can contribute, please contact Abigail Bedrick, Stewardship Officer at [email protected].

For more information on Osborn Elliott, please click here.

The Osborn Elliott-National Magazine Awards Scholarship 2020 Recipient:

Marisa Coulton, 21, hails from Toronto, Canada. She graduated with distinction from Western University in London, ON, Canada with a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Certificate in Practical French. She adores travel, and spent her third year in the South of France, where she documented the experience in a well-followed blog. She got her start in reporting in high school, where she founded her school’s first student-run newspaper, “The Mustang.” She delved further into reporting through an internship with the international non-profit “Habitat for Humanity,” where she wrote stories about developmental issues concerning shelter, education, and female empowerment in 70 nations worldwide. While at university Marisa served as Editor-in-Chief of "The Mirror", one of Canada's oldest undergraduate journals. She is thrilled to attend the Columbia Journalism School with the goal of becoming a political analyst/international affairs reporter, and perhaps serving as a foreign correspondent.