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 2020-2021 Recipient:

Jack Stone Truitt, 27, is a 2016 graduate of the University of Washington, where he majored in international studies and journalism. As an undergrad, he worked for The Seattle Times features section and Rick Steves’ Europe, cultivating his curiosity for the world that lives outside of our comfort zone. Since graduating, Jack has worked for the technology and logistics startup Convoy in Seattle, a US Senate campaign, and traveled extensively in East and Southeast Asia. He is thrilled to attend Columbia Journalism School and to complete his second year of a Columbia dual-degree with the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). At the journalism school, he hopes to deepen his reporting and writing abilities together with the knowledge and tools gained from SIPA, to tell long-form stories in written and audio form. He was born and raised in Seattle, WA.