Due to the large number of applications the Association receives, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) has extended the application deadline for its scholarships and fellowships. The original deadline was set for May 1, 2014 and now students have until May 31, 2014 to get their applications turned in. College undergraduates and graduate students, as well as young professional journalists are urged to apply now, to ensure consideration for the coming year.
Several prestigious scholarships, ranging in value are being offered to students who wish to pursue a career in digital or broadcast media. The $10,000 Ed Bradley Scholarship is just one of the many awards being offered for undergraduates. This scholarship is in honor of the pioneering journalist and CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent.
Fellowships for aspiring journalists in the first 10 years of their careers are available for national security and health beat reporters, as well as to minority journalists.
“The industry in general, certainly electronic journalism has always been a competitive business,” said Mike Cavender, RTDNF Executive Director. “The fact of the matter is that talented students and talented mid-career journalists always seem to do well and find positions that are appropriate for them.”
Award recipients are also invited to attend the 2015 First Amendment Awards Dinner in Washington as well as the Excellence in Journalism 2015 which will be held in Orlando, Fl.
Click below to hear KMZU’s Mandy Young talk with Mike Cavender, RTDNF Executive Director:
Scholarship and fellowship winners will be announced in December. To learn more, visit rtdna.org to find complete details, frequently asked questions, tips for success, a materials checklist and the online application.