Radio Television Digital News Association - The Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship (ID 1301)
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- The recipient of the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship will receive $1,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.
- Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA.
Trustees of the fund to honor his memory require applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.
Applicants should list media-related jobs held and contributions made to funding their own education.
All scholarships are open to enrolled students (freshmen excluded) who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. Winners are also invited to attend the Exellence in Journalism conference. Candidates must be a full-time college student whose career objective is electronic journalism and have at least one full year of college remaining. To receive an award, winners must be officially enrolled in college and be in good standing.
- MIKE REYNOLDS JOURNALSIM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANT CRITERIA:
Must be officially enrolled in college and have at least one full academic year remaining.
•Must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher to receive scholarship.
•Must apply for only one scholarship.
•May be enrolled in any major so long as your intent is a career in electronic journalism.
- Special Criteria:
- REQUIRED ITEMS FOR MIKE REYNOLDS JOURNALSIM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:
1. A completed application form submitted online only. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2013.
2. A cover letter, submitted with the online application including these topics:
•Discuss your current and past journalism experience.
•Describe how you would use the funds if you were to receive the scholarship.
•Discuss your choice to pursue a career in electronic journalism.
•Include in your cover letter 3-5 links to your best and most relevant work samples to the scholarship for which you are applying. Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces. Entrants are encouraged to upload their work samples to sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Sound Cloud and other platforms, then inlude links to these samples in the cover letter. Entrants are also encouraged to provide a link to their personal website, if this is available, or social media platforms if they are used professionally. Please discuss your role in each of the pieces (producer, editor, reporter, etc).
3. A letter of recommendation from your dean, faculty advisor or intership advisor, submitted with online application.