Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship

Scholarship Description

This award was created to honor former news director and Medstar executive Jacque Minnotte, who died in 1993. This fellowship recognizes excellence in health or medical television and radio reporting. RTNDF will award a $2,000 cash fellowship to a journalist in radio and television with fewer than 10 years of experience.

In addition to the $2,000 award, winners of the Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.

May only apply for one fellowship
Past fellowship winners may not apply for a second RTDNF fellowship
Must have fewer than 10 years as a professional journalist

1. A completed application form submitted online only.

2. A cover letter, submitted with the online application including these topics:
Discuss your current and past journalism experience.
Describe how you would use the funds if you were to receive the fellowship.
Discuss your choice to pursue a career in electronic journalism.
Include in your cover letter 3-5 links to your best and most relevant work samples to the scholarship for which you are applying.  Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces.  Entrants are encouraged to upload their work samples to sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Sound Cloud and other platforms, then inlude links to these samples in the cover letter.  Entrants are also encouraged to provide a link to their personal website, if this is available, or social media platforms if they are used professionally.  Please discuss your role in each of the pieces (producer, editor, reporter, etc).

3. A letter of recommendation from your news manager, submitted with online application. If you are a news manager, include a letter from your general manager.

Year of Need: Beyond 3rd Year Grad,


Num Awards: 1

Min Award: 2,000

Max Award: 2,000

Deadline: 2022-05-02


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

Contact Person: Program & Administrative Coordinator Karen Hansen

Phone: 202-536-8356

Fax: 202-223-4007