The 2015 application period has closed. The next round of applications will open in January.

The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship was established in 2007 to honor the late Pete Wilson, a San Francisco television and radio journalist. The scholarship is granted to an undergraduate or graduate journalism student from the San Francisco Bay area or attending a college or university in the Bay Area who shares Wilson's commitment to ethical, responsible journalism.  The Pete Wilson Scholarship alternates each year between undergraduates and graduate applicants. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student in the 2015-2016 academic year, and a graduate student in the 2016-2017 academic year.

The recipient of the Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship will receive $2,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

 
 
WHO CAN APPLY
 
  • Must be from or studying in the San Francisco Bay area
  • 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 Kevin Hume University of California- Berkeley
2013  Talia Samelian San Francisco State University
2012 Casey Capachi University of California- Berkeley
  Summer Dashe Southern Methodist University  
2011 Jessica Savage San Jose State University
  Roberto Daza University of California- Berkeley
2010 Alyssa Fetini Arizona State University
2009 Mandana Mofidi City University London
2008 Molly Snyder Fink University of California- Berkeley
 
 


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