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2018 Carole Simpson Scholarship




2018 Carole Simpson Scholarship


Carole Simpson is a trailblazer in 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. Simpson established the Carole Simpson Scholarship to provide financial support to students of color interested in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism.  To learn more about Carole Simpson’s remarkable career, please visit




  • Essay topic (800 to 1000 words):  "How has Carole Simpson's career inspired you to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, and what do you hope to be your legacy as a journalist?"


College Students must:

  • Be a current NABJ member
  • Be a student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S
  • Major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with a concentration in broadcast, and with the career aspirations to work in television news
  • Meet the cumulative 2.5 GPA (or higher) requirement verified on an official transcript
  • Have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission
  • Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter
  • Submit five writing and/or work samples (e.g., articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
  • Provide three references


Number of Awards Available: 1
Amount of the Award: $2,500
Student Classification: Undergraduate or Graduate


Application Deadline: April 16, 2018





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