For current college or university students who will attain senior level status, in a bachelor’s degree program, as of the fall term of 2021 OR be enrolled in a graduate degree program in that term.



Please read these entire instructions.


You cannot save your answers and return to this online form.


Before you fill out this online form, we require that you print out the PDF version of the scholarship application form, write all of your answers offline and compile all your necessary attachments. Fill out this form only after you have all your answers and attachments ready. Then you can copy and paste your answers from another document, and attach your documents all at once.


The PDF version of the scholarship application form also summarizes the eligibility and purpose of our scholarship program. Please read so you know if you are eligible for the scholarship. Don’t waste time filling out a scholarship form if you are not eligiblel!!


Here is the link again to the PDF Version of the application: 2021 College Scholarship Application


Though we prefer that you attach your transcripts and letters of recommendation via this online form, we can accept them via mail or by email. Mailing address: Rebekah Cowing, NATAS Chicago/Midwest, c/o Columbia College, Communication Dept., 33 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., Ste. 535, Chicago, IL 60605. Or Faxed to: 312-369-8471. Or emailed to: Schools can also email us at if they have a way for us to register online in order to obtain transcripts.


If you have any questions or concerns, please call 312-369-8600 or email

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required. Do not send any additional letters. One from your department head or a communications instructor and the other from industry-related internship or employment. If you are attaching a recommendation, please make sure the recommendation is on letterhead and is signed by the writer. See below for further options of submitting recommendation letters by mail or email.