ONF Programs

Journalism Education

Multiple workshops are provided each year at a low cost to members thanks to foundation funding. These educational seminars are an opportunity for professional staffs to develop journalistic skills and exchange ideas.  View ONF Calendar


A total of $5,000 in scholarships is awarded each year to journalism students at Oklahoma colleges and universities.  View ONF Scholarships


ONF awards at least 15 paid eight-week internships to be served during the summer at a daily or weekly newspaper that is a member of the Oklahoma Press Association. This program promotes the value of working at Oklahoma newspapers and benefits students as they begin their professional careers. The program is made possible by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.  View ONF Internships

University Emergency Funds

A budget of $1,500 per year assists selected journalism students in financial need at Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma. 

Newspapers in Education

ONF provides materials and tools for NIE coordinators as well as newspaper activities for teachers to use in the classroom. Kid-friendly features are also made available for newspapers to print during important NIE events, such as NIE Week and Constitution Day.  View NIE Information and Resources 

Beachy Musselman Award

This annual award, named for the late two-term OPA president and editor of the Shawnee News-Star, recognizes an outstanding journalist for his or her contribution to printed journalism and the community. The recipient receives a plaque and $1,000.  View Beachy Musselman Award Information

Freedom of Information

The foundation works with FOI Oklahoma on special projects, such as its annual First Amendment Congress event for high school students.

Special Event Sponsorships

ONF assists several Oklahoma organizations by sponsoring events, such as the Oklahoma Celebration of Reading, a statewide reading program and conference for elementary students, and FOI Oklahoma’s First Amendment Congress for high school and college students.

Contact Information

3601 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

(405) 499-0020
(888) 815-2672

Toll-Free in OK