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Capitol Hill News Internships

Interns will be responsible for following newsworthy congressional activities and helping to coordinate broadcast coverage of these activities. Excellent writing skills are essential. Interns will get valuable hands-on experience in the House and Senate Radio-TV Galleries, working side by side with the Washington press and congressional staff to cover the political process. These internships are an excellent opportunity for students to make future contacts and learn the ropes of political coverage and news management. Each internship is a full-time position for three months with a salary of $1000 per month. Travel, housing and other living expenses are the responsibility of the intern.

NASCAR/Wendell Scott Award

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending 4-year HACU-member institutions with a declared major in Engineering, Business, Public Relations, Mass Media, Sports Marketing, Marketing, Marketing Management and Technology. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be attending school in the following states: FL, NC and GA. Please check the website for the complete list of HACU-member institutions. For students pursuing studies in Engineering, Business, Public Relations, Mass Media, Sports Marketing, Marketing, Marketing Management and Technology.

Theo Wilson Scholarship

Theo Wilson was the most famed reporter of the New York Daily News when it was the country’s biggest newspaper. She was considered one of the best trial reporters in the business. She flourished from the 1950s into the 1970s and she liked a good time. She also covered the space program, Jacqueline Kennedy’s travels to the Middle East, among other stories. She was an OPC member, good company and popular with colleagues. Graduate and undergraduate students, studying at American colleges and universities, or Americans studying abroad, who aspire to become foreign correspondents, are invited to apply for one of 15 scholarships or fellowships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation. Winning an OPC Foundation scholarship or fellowship is more than a cash award. Winners are invited to join the Overseas Press Club family. They are encouraged to network and keep the organization apprised of their career moves. Foundation fellowships pay for travel and living expenses for awardees to intern in foreign bureaus at such leading news organization as the Associated Press, Forbes, GlobalPost, Reuters and Wall Street Journal, among others, and at foreign English-language media companies like the South China Morning Post and Cambodia Daily. In many cases, winning a prestigious OPC Foundation award has helped launch careers. The judges require that applicants submit a Cover Letter, Resume and Writing Sample. The applicant’s name and school should appear at the top of each page. The Writing Sample of approximately 500 words should concentrate on an area of the world or an international issue that is in keeping with the applicant’s interest and experience. Judges prefer a reported story, especially one that demonstrates a journalist's perspective or initiative. Winners have written on such diverse topics as playing black jack on the Trans-Siberian iRailroad, political activism in Morocco, and social upheaval in China. Essays that are exceedingly long may be disqualified. Because four of the 15 awards are reserved for international business or economic coverage, the Foundation invites applications from students who show a strong understanding of, or interest in, global economic issues such as trade, finance, emerging markets, immigration or environmental impacts. The substance of the essay may have appeared in an individual's previously published work but should be reformatted to meet the requirements of the application. Do not send a clip or URL. The Cover Letter should be autobiographical in nature addressing such questions as how the applicant developed an interest in this particular part of the world, a story pitch, or how he or she would use the scholarship to further journalistic ambitions. The judges respond well to applications showing strong reporting skills, color, and understanding or passion. Winners will be contacted in December so arrangements can be made for them to attend the Foundation Scholarship Luncheon in New York City. Recipients are expected to attend. The Foundation will cover the cost of travel and hotel.

Patrick Stewart Scholarship for the Performing Arts

This is for all those studying acting, dance, music or skills and training relating to the media.

Vada and Col. Barney Oldfield National Security Reporting Fellowship

A $1,000 award, created by the RTNDF board of trustees in honor of the names it bears. Barney and Vada served in WWII and both had illustrious military careers.

Michael Erekson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provide scholarships for students from Danvers, including graduating seniors and returning adult students, with a preference for those studying technical trades and media.

Howard Freeman Memorial Scholarship

Applied Sciences & Arts - Journalism & Mass Communications For radio-television majors at SJSU.

Helen J. Sioussat

Study any area of broadcasting. Scholarships will be awarded for full-time degree work at the JUNIOR, SENIOR OR GRADUATE level. Scholarships must be used exclusively for tuition, student fees, university book store course purchases, and university dormitory room and board. Current scholarship holders are not eligible for reappointment in the year following their award. All scholarships must be applied to study at a campus where at least one department is a BEA institutional member. The applicant should be able to show substantial evidence of superior academic performance and potential to be an outstanding electronic media professional. There should be compelling evidence that the applicant possesses high integrity and a well-articulated sense of personal and professional responsibility.

Alexander M. Tanger Scholarship

One scholarship; $5,000. Sponsored by Alexander M. Tanger. Study any area of broadcasting. Scholarships will be awarded for full-time degree work FOR THE FULL ACADEMIC YEAR. Scholarships must be used exclusively for tuition, student fees, university bookstore course purchases, dormitory and related items eligible to be charged to a students official campus account. Current scholarship holders are not eligible for reappointment in the year following their award. All scholarships must be applied to study at a campus where at least one department is a BEA institutional member. Call 1.888.380.7222 or 202.429.3935 to find out if your campus is a member. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: The applicant should be able to show substantial evidence of superior academic performance and potential to be an outstanding electronic media professional. There should be compelling evidence that the applicant possesses high integrity and a well-articulated sense of personal and professional responsibility.

First Amendment Service Award

This award honors professionals in local or network news who work in an off-air, management, largely behind-the-scenes capacity.

Helen J. Sioussat/Fay Wells

Two scholarships $1,250 each. Study any area of broadcasting.

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