High School Journalism Grants Program

Illinois High School Journalism Grants are available to public and private high schools with existing journalism programs.

High school journalism teachers may apply for grants up to $1,500 to purchase new hardware and software needed to produce print or online newspapers; to launch/establish a new web reporting version of existing publications; to advance journalism excellence and free expression; and to educate students about news literacy and why it matters.

The Illinois high schools that received journlism grants in 2023 include: Carlyle High School, Carterville High School, Edwardsville High School, Harrisburg High School, Jacksonville High School, John Hancock College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Lockport Township High School, Madison Elementary School in South Holland, Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School in Chicago, Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Normal Community West High School, Putnam County High School in Granville, Schurz High School in Chicago, St. Charles North High School, Thornridge High School in Dolton, West Chicago Community High School, Wheeling High School, William Howard Taft High School in Chicago, and York High School in Elmhurst.