Carole Simpson Scholarship
Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015
Number of Awards Available: 1
Amount of the Award: $2,500
Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Carole Simpson has been a pioneer for both
women and minorities in the field of journalism. She was the first woman to broadcast radio
news in Chicago, the first African-American woman to anchor a major television
network evening newscast, and the first woman or minority to be the sole
moderator of a presidential debate. Ms.
Simpson established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to
students of color interested in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. She released her memoir, NewsLady, in 2010. Ms. Simpson is currently the Leader-in-Residence at Emerson College's School of Communication in Boston, MA. To learn
more about her remarkable career, please visit http://www.carolesimpson.com.
Specific Application Requirements:
- Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with a concentration in broadcast with the career aspirations to work in television news.
- G.P.A. requirement: 2.5 or higher
topic: "How has Carole Simpson's career inspired you to pursue a
career in broadcast journalism and what do you hope your legacy will
be?" (1,000 - 2,000 words)
General Application Requirements:
- Official College Transcript
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