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DeWayne Wickham Founder's High School Scholarship




2018 DeWayne Wickham
Founder's High School Scholarship


DeWayne Wickham, an NABJ founder and former board president (1987 – 1989), began his journalism career in 1973, during the infamous Watergate scandal which led to the resignation of President Richard M. 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 Dean of the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.




Essay topic (800 – 1000 words):  "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?"


High school students must:


  • Be a senior who plans to attend an accredited four-year college or university and major in journalism or a communications-related discipline
  • Meet the cumulative 2.5 to 3.0 GPA or higher requirement verified on an official transcript
  • Demonstrate financial need and community involvement


High school students must also submit a:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • High School Transcript 
  • Three (3) work samples
  • Three (3) References 


Number of Awards Available: 1
Amount of the Award: $2,500
Student classification: High School Senior


Application Deadline: April 16, 2018



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