The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the Next Gen Diversity in Broadcast Journalism Scholarship to deserving students for use in their first three years of college. Current student applicants can be high school seniors, college freshmen, or college sophomores in the fall of 2023. 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. Applications were due March 24. Any recipients will be notified in mid-May.
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, college freshmen, and college sophomores 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.
Click here for the application link. Applications are due Friday, March 24.
A hard copy of the application may be requested by contacting Carrie Moniot, Student Awards and Scholarship Chair, at email@example.com.