Rigo Chacon Reporting Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Up to $2,000 for undergraduate students

Scholarship applicants:

• must be actively engaged in a collegiate-level curriculum in one or more areas of the television industry and be attending a college in Northern California (Visalia to the Oregon border), Hawaii, or Reno, Nevada;

• have completed at least one undergraduate academic year of television studies,

• have at least one remaining year of undergraduate study for the undergraduate scholarships. Entrants may receive only one scholarship per year. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for a second scholarship in the year following their award.

Please specify which scholarship competition you are entering. Undergraduate students may apply for more than one scholarship, but you must submit a separate application form. The video entry must be specific to the category for which you are applying.

Each application must include:

1) a completed scholarship application form;
2) a copy of your college transcript indicating your GPA and class standing (PDF);
3) a one-page essay summarizing your television academic and work experience, related activities and personal goals (Word or PDF);
4) a letter of recommendation from your dean or professor at your school explaining why you are a good candidate for an award plus the names of two faculty members we can contact for more information about your work. (Word or PDF)


Reporting – Submit a composite of at least three stories showing your skills as a writer/reporter.  10 minutes maximum)

Year of Need: College Senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 2,000

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
San Francisco / Northern California Chapter 4317 Camden Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403-5007

Contact Person:

Phone: (650) 341-7786 or (415) 777-0212

Fax: (650) 372-0279