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    Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship

    Offered by Radio Television Digital News Association

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 13, 2024
    1 award worth

    $1,000

    Grade level

    College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    January 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship is open to college sophomores and upperclassmen pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism. The scholarship was established in honor of Mike Reynolds, a prolific assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. In honor of Mike, this scholarship will be awarded to a journalism student with good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, a strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism, and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

    If you have a passion for editing and are pursuing a career in radio, television, or digital journalism, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Radio Television Digital News Association

    The Radio Television Digital News Foundation, a 501(c)3 educational foundation, was created to embody and uphold the standards of ethical journalism and promote leadership in the newsroom. The educational arm of the Radio Television Digital News Association, RTDNA offers professional development opportunities for working and aspiring journalists and educators.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

    Academic Interest

    Journalism, TV/Radio Broadcasting

    Other Category

    Low Income

    Application information

    In addition to the below materials, applicants should submit URL links to 3-5 work samples.

    Essay

    Resume or CV

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Radio Television Digital News Association at https://www.rtdna.org/contact-us.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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