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RTDNA Foundation Ed Bradley Scholarship

RTDNA Foundation Ed Bradley Scholarship

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Undergraduate Students

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About This Scholarship

The RTDNA Foundation Ed Bradley Scholarship is a scholarship program administered by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Foundation. The scholarship honors the legacy of Ed Bradley, a renowned journalist who worked for CBS News and was recognized for his excellence in broadcast journalism.

The RTDNA Foundation Ed Bradley Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a career in broadcast or digital journalism. The scholarship aims to support and encourage diversity in journalism by providing financial assistance to outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds.

The specific details of the RTDNA Foundation Ed Bradley Scholarship, including eligibility criteria, application process, and award amount, may vary from year to year. Generally, applicants are required to demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in journalism, provide academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a resume or curriculum vitae, and submit a personal statement or essay.

Eligibility Criteria For RTDNA Foundation Ed Bradley Scholarship

Here are the general eligibility criteria based on the scholarship’s past guidelines:

  • Citizenship: The scholarship is typically open to U.S. citizens or legal residents.
  • Education: Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university in the United States. They should be pursuing a degree in journalism or a related field.
  • Interest in Broadcast Journalism: The scholarship is specifically aimed at students who aspire to a career in broadcast journalism. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in television or radio news.
  • Academic Standing: Candidates must maintain a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) as specified in the scholarship guidelines. The specific GPA requirement may vary from year to year.
  • Application Materials: Applicants are typically required to provide a completed application form, a cover letter, a resume, a statement of financial need, letters of recommendation, and samples of their work (such as news stories, audio or video clips, or multimedia projects) that demonstrate their journalistic abilities and potential.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: The scholarship program encourages applications from individuals who contribute to the diversity of the journalism profession. This may include candidates from underrepresented communities, such as racial or ethnic minorities.

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