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DeWayne Wickham Founder's High School Scholarship
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DeWayne Wickham

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 Dean of the School of Global Journalism and Communication 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
  • Essay 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:

  •  Resume
  • Cover Letter 
  • High School Transcript
  • Three (3) Work Samples
  • Three (3) References


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