RTDNF scholarship applications extended to June 30

April 30, 2013 01:30

The deadline to apply for this year's RTDNF scholarships has been extended to June 30. Apply as soon as possible for best consideration!
The 2013 Scholarship Application Period is now open!  
Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
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.
Information about individual undergraduate scholarships:
All scholarships are open to students enrolled in a graduate program who are pursuing careers in electronic journalism. Winners are also invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.
IInformation about individual undergraduate scholarships:

The Abe Schechter Graduate Scholarship | The Pete Wilson Scholarship


RTDNA offers fellowships to minority journalists and to medical and national security beat reporters. Winners are also invited to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Click here for more information on RTDNF fellowships


1. A completed application form submitted online only. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2013. Deadline extended to June 30, 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.


Please contact Karen Hansen at karenh@rtdna.org if you have any questions about RTDNF scholarships and fellowships. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  May 31, 2013. Deadline extended to June 30, 2013.