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Alumni Office Announces Carole Simpson Scholarship - Applications Due Feb. 28

January 16, 2013

Cheyney University undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the Carole Simpson Scholarship. This scholarship is available to a journalism or communications-related discipline with a concentration in broadcast and have career aspirations to work in television news.  

 
Carole Simpson has been a pioneer for both women and minorities in the field of journalism.  She was the first woman to broadcast radio news in Chicago, the first African-American woman to anchor a major television network evening newscast, and the first woman or minority to be the sole moderator of a presidential debate.  She released her memoir, NewsLady, in 2010 and is currently the Leader-in-Residence at Emerson College's School of Communication in Boston, MA.  To learn more about her remarkable career, please visit http://www.carolesimpson.com. 
 
Ms. Simpson established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to students of color interested in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. 
Criteria include
•Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with a concentration in broadcast with the career aspirations to work in television news.
 
•G.P.A. requirement: 2.5 or higher 
•Essay topic:  "How has Carole Simpson's career inspired you to pursue a career in broadcast journalism and what do you hope your legacy will be?" (1,000 - 2,000 words)
 
General Application Requirements:
• Resume
•Cover Letter 
•Official College Transcript 
 
•Five (5) Work Samples 
•Three (3) References  
 The Deadline is February 28, 2013.