The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is honoring legendary broadcaster Mike Wallace by awarding scholarship in his name to college-bound students aspiring to careers in television.
The $10,000 awards are granted to outstanding high school seniors who intend to follow communications-related baccalaureate degrees in pursuit of a career in any aspect of the television industry.
The Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship is now in it’s second year of a five-year grant funded by CBS News in honor of longtime correspondent and his Emmy® Award winning television news career.
The application will require:
Your contact information
Your current GPA and College Board scores (SAT or ACT)
Examples of recent creative works, including links to videos (if available) hosted on a third-party service such as YouTube or Vimeo
Examples of recent field or work experience and school activities participated in
Two written essays:
1. Career Aspirations Essay — A single-page essay that describes what you would like to do upon graduation from high school. Indicate which colleges or universities you would like to attend and your reason for their selection. Also indicate the kinds of employment you hope to obtain once you complete your college education.
2. 2. Creative Essay — An additional essay of no more than two pages that deals with the following topic: Which continuing television program, past or present, has most influenced your life and why? (Be sure to select a multiple-episode program, not a single program or mini-series. Also, do not select a newscast or news-oriented program such as 60 Minutes or Frontline
Year of Need: College Freshman,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: 1
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 10,000
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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