Founder's High School Scholarship
Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2014
Number of Awards Available: 1
Amount of the Award: $2,500
Student Type: High School Senior
DeWayne Wickham, a NABJ founder and former president (1987 – 1989), began his journalism career in 1973, during the Watergate scandal that forced the resignation of President Nixon. In nearly four decades as a journalist, Mr. Wickham has worked for US News & World Report, The Baltimore Sun, WBAL-TV, CBS News, BET, and USA Today, where he has written a syndicated column since 1985. He is currently the Distinguished Professor of Journalism and Chair of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.
Specific Application Requirements:
- Must be a high school senior who plans to attend an accredited four-year college or university and major in journalism or a communications-related discipline
- G.P.A. requirement: 2.5 - 3.0
topic: "As a high school senior, what was or is your biggest challenge to pursuing your career goal of being a journalist? How has this challenge motivated you to work harder to succeed?" (800 - 1,000 words)
- Demonstrate financial need and community involvement
General Application Requirements:
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