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.
•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:
•Official College Transcript
•Five (5) Work Samples
•Three (3) References
The Deadline is February 28, 2013.