Carole Simpson Scholarship Winner 2013

December 13, 2013 01:30

Carole Simpson Scholarship
Carole Simpson is a former member of the Radio Television Digital News Foundation Board of Trustees. She established the Carole Simpson Scholarship to encourage and help minority students overcome hurdles along their career path. Carole Simpson Scholarship winners are working as reporters, producers and anchors in television and radio stations across the country.

2013 Carole Simpson Scholarship Winner - Imani Crenshaw |
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Imani J. Crenshaw is a sophomore and Broadcast Journalism Major at Hampton University. She is the host and face of The HU Underground, a reporter with GlobalGirl Media and a recipient of the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism for her webisode series “Como Amar:  How to Love.” Crenshaw attended El Camino College in Torrance California. She is a cheerleader, a Cheerleader Club Representative to the Inter Club Council, made the Dean’s List in the spring 2013, is a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and is an NABJ member. She is also a Project Success member, speaker, and scholarship recipient. She is a native of Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of West High School in Torrance, California.

"Receiving the Carole Simpson Scholarship from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation means everything to me," said Crenshaw. "I would like to thank RTDNF and Carol Simpson. I'm so proud to have received such a prestigious award from such an amazing company. Carole Simpson is one of my role models, for the simple fact that she has completed so many firsts as not only a woman, but an African-American woman. She represents something so powerful and I cannot wait to continue my journey and embrace that power to become a great journalist as well."

“She won on her video work which demonstrated she has a winning personality, a strong broadcast voice, and good articulation in her narration tracks," said Simpson. "She exudes energy, enthusiasm, and confidence. I congratulate her and wish her an exciting future in broadcast journalism.”