Mike Reynolds Scholarship

 
The 2015 application period is now open. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.
 
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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. This scholarship is awarded to a journalism student with a 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.
 
The recipient of the Mike Reynolds Scholarship will receive $1,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

 
 
 
WHO CAN APPLY
 
  • Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism
  • Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded
  • Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship, and past RTDNF scholarship winners are not eligible.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
  • Complete the online application form, including:
    • Contact information
    • Experience
    • URL links to 3-5 work samples
      • Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces
      • Work samples should be uploaded to a host site like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.
  • Upload the supplemental materials:
    • Cover letter
      • Discuss your current and past journalism experience
      • Describe how you intend to use the funds
      • Discuss your choice to pursue a career in journalism
      • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee
    • Resume
    • Letter of recommendation
      • From a professor, advisor, or supervisor
      • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee
 

PAST WINNERS

 
2014 Jennifer Tintner University of Florida
2013 Amanda Roley Washington State University
2012 Sarah Sax University of Southern California
2011 Jonathan Ketz University of Missouri
2008 Rebekah Jane Maxwell Drake University
2007 Lindsay McCoy Kent State University
2005 Vanessa Alonso University of Florida
2004 Mary Anne Bruister University of Alabama
2003 Ashleigh Leake Salt Lake City Community College
2002 Jamie Shaver Eastern Mennonite University
 
 


FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Frequently asked questions
Application tips and checklist

 

CONTACT: If you have questions about scholarships and fellowships, please contact Karen Hansen: karenh@rtdna.org