Pete Wilson Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship was established in 2007 to honor the late Pete Wilson, a San Francisco television and radio journalist. The scholarship is granted to an undergraduate or graduate journalism student from the San Francisco Bay area or attending a college or university in the Bay Area who shares Wilson’s commitment to ethical, responsible journalism.  The Pete Wilson Scholarship alternates each year between undergraduates and graduate applicants.

The recipient of the Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship will receive $2,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Must be from or studying in the San Francisco Bay area
Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism
Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded
Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship, and past RTDNF scholarship winners are not eligible.
Complete the online application form, including:
Contact information
URL links to 3-5 work samples
Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces
Work samples should be uploaded to a host site like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.
Upload the supplemental materials:
Cover letter
Discuss your current and past journalism experience
Describe how you intend to use the funds
Discuss your choice to pursue a career in journalism
Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee
Letter of recommendation
From a professor, advisor, or supervisor
Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee

Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award:

Max Award: 2,000

Deadline: 2022-05-31


Sponsoring Organization Radio Television Digital News Association
The National Press Building 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 1240
Washington, DC 20045

Contact Person: Karen Hansen

Phone: 202-662-7257

Fax: 202-223-4007