The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is now offering the Next Gen Diversity in Broadcast Journalism Scholarship to a deserving high school student currently in their senior year of high school. Eligible students must reside in the NATAS Mid-Atlantic Chapter region, which includes all of New Jersey; Pennsylvania, with the exception of Erie County; and northern Delaware. The $1,500 scholarship will assist the scholarship recipient in pursuit of a post-high school course of study in broadcast journalism or a closely related field at a college, university, or other post-secondary educational institution.
This scholarship is open to all underrepresented students, including but not limited to:
- Black or African American; American Indian or Alaska Native; Hispanic or Latino; all people of Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander ancestry; LGBTQ+; and multiracial students.
- Students with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
- All female students, regardless of race or ethnicity.
- Any other students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender.
Current high school seniors who wish to apply for the Next Gen Diversity in Broadcast Journalism Scholarship will be required to complete an application form; write a short essay on an assigned topic; and submit 2 – 3 examples of original work, demonstrating skills in writing, broadcast storytelling, and technical execution.