Presidents Scholarship

 

The 2014 application period is now open. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND APPLY  Deadline to apply is May 2, 2014.

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Two $1,000 awards are given each year in honor of former RTDNA Presidents Theodore Koop, Bruce Dennis, James McCulla, John Salisbury, Bruce Palmer, Dick Cheverton, Jim Byron, Ben Chatfield and John Hogan.

 
  
 

PRESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANT CRITERIA:

 

  • Must be officially enrolled in college and have at least one full academic year remaining.
  • Must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher to receive scholarship.
  • Must apply for only one scholarship.
  • May be enrolled in any major so long as your intent is a career in electronic journalism.

REQUIRED ITEMS FOR PRESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:

1. A completed application form submitted online only.


2. A cover letter, submitted with the online application including these topics:

 

  • Discuss your current and past journalism experience.
  • Describe how you would use the funds if you were to receive the scholarship.
  • Discuss your choice to pursue a career in electronic journalism.
  • Include in your cover letter 3-5 links to your best and most relevant work samples to the scholarship for which you are applying.  Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces.  Entrants are encouraged to upload their work samples to sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Sound Cloud and other platforms, then inlude links to these samples in the cover letter.  Entrants are also encouraged to provide a link to their personal website, if this is available, or social media platforms if they are used professionally.  Please discuss your role in each of the pieces (producer, editor, reporter, etc).


3. A letter of recommendation from your dean, faculty advisor or intership advisor, submitted with online application.

 

Past Presidents Scholarship Recipients

2013 Jason Puckett
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2013 Shannan Ferry
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2012 Brandon Goldner, University of Maryland 
Click here to view Brandon's work
2012 Joe Bruno, Elon University  Click here to view Joe's work

2011 Samantha Baranowski, Elon University
2011 Sarah Phinney, Ball State University