Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship

 

The 2014 application period is now open. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND APPLY 
Extended Deadline to apply is May 31, 2014

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Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. Trustees of the fund to honor his memory require applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Applicants should list media-related jobs held and contributions made to funding their own education. The recipient of the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship will receive $1,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.
 
 
 

MIKE REYNOLDS JOURNALSIM 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 MIKE REYNOLDS JOURNALSIM 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.

Past Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship Recipients


2013
Amanda Roley | YouTube | Work   
2012 Sarah Sax, University of Southern California 
Click here to view Sarah's work
2011 Jonathan Ketz, University of Missouri

 

If you have questions, please contact Karen Hansen at karenh@rtdna.org