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Carole Simpson Scholarship




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


 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
  • Essay 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:

  •  Resume
  • Cover Letter 
  • Official College Transcript
  • Five (5) Work Samples
  • Three (3) References
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