The Abe Schechter Graduate Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Abe Schechter, a true pioneer of radio news, became the first VP of news for NBC. He began his career in newspapers, then moved to radio. During WWII, he became senior PR officer for General MacArthur. He eventually returned to NBC where he helped create the Today show. From there, he became part owner of the Mutual Broadcasting System. In the 1960s Schechter, along with RTNDF trustee George Glazer, founded a PR firm that was subsequently sold to Hill & Knowlton. Schechter and his wife died in a car accident in 1970, and this $2,000 scholarship was set up in his memory. 

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: 2000

Max Award: 2000

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Radio Television News Directors Association & Foundation
1600 K Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006-2838

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