George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship
The 2014 application period is now open. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND APPLY
Extended Deadline to apply is May 31, 2014
George Foreman is a boxing champion, Olympic gold medal winner and celebrated pitchman. As a young man, he was inspired by President Lyndon Johnson and by RTDNF founder Barney Oldfield. In his autobiography "By George," Foreman credits LBJ's Job Corps program for rescuing him "from the gutter." He also thanks Barney Oldfield "for a lifetime of friendship, devotion, counsel, and wisdom. The world would be a far better place if everyone were lucky enough to have a friend like you."
The George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon Baines Johnson scholarship is a $6,000 award given to a journalism student from the University of Texas at Austin.
GEORGE FOREMAN TRIBUTE TO LBJ SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANT CRITERIA:
- Must be officially enrolled in college and have at least one full academic year remaining.
- Must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher to receive scholarship.
- Must apply for only one scholarship.
- May be enrolled in any major so long as your intent is a career in electronic journalism.
REQUIRED ITEMS FOR GEORGE FOREMAN TRIBUTE TO LBJ SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:
1. A completed application form submitted online only.
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.
George Foreman Tribute to LBJ Scholarship Winners
2012 Cathryn Walker Click here to view some of Cathryn's work
2011 Torrie Hardcastle
2010 Isaiah Rosario
2009 Xorje Olivares
2008 Emily Graves
2007 Crystal Hall
2006 Layron Livingston
2005 Hema Mullur
2004 Gabriel Gutierrez
2003 Mario Roldan
2002 Shamiso Maswoswe