Radio Television Digital News Association Scholarship
The Radio Television Digital News Association offers a large number of scholarships each year to current undergraduate students (or, if you are interested, graduate students) who are preparing for a career in electronic journalism. Students interested in the undergraduate scholarship programs must be officially enrolled in college and have at least one full academic year remaining, be a sophomore or higher, can be enrolled in any major so long as their intent is a career in electronic journalism, can submit samples of web work, and must apply to one scholarship only.
The scholarships and grants include:
The Ed Bradley Scholarship ($10,000 annual award under the banner of RTDNF)
The George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship ($6,000 annual scholarship to honor Lyndon B. Johnson. It was developed for a broadcast journalism student at the University of Texas-Austin)
The Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship ($1,000 tuition grant to a deserving student who is planning a career as a sports reporter in television or radio)
The Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship (applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Applicants should list media-related jobs held and contributions made to funding their own education. Applicants must mail a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) to RTDNA, as a part of the application. The recipient of the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship will receive $1,000)
Presidents Scholarships (Two $1,000 awards given. Only currently enrolled college sophomores, juniors and seniors in good standing are eligible to apply)
The Carole Simpson Scholarship ($2,000 award to encourage and help minority students overcome hurdles along their career path)
The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship ($2,000 scholarship to students from the San Francisco Bay area pursuing a journalism undergraduate orgraduate degree)
Wow! Quite a few to apply to, and you have until May 13, 2011 to do so. To access the scholarship application, you must register with the Association (link to register provided), and, if you have any questions, contact one Katie Switchenko at [email protected]. As always, best of luck!