The Radio Television Digital News Foundation today launched a new undergraduate scholarship for journalism or communication students thanks to the generosity of RTDNF First Amendment Service Award honoree and NBC News Channel founder Robert “Bob” Horner.
“I think journalism dedicated to facts and the truth will become even more important in the years to come. Unfortunately, I think tuition costs will continue to increase,” said Horner. “With that in mind, I would like the Bob Horner Scholarship to help bright young journalists along their way as they prepare to make an important contribution to our society.”
The $2,500 annual award will recognize students who intend to pursue careers in video journalism.
RTDNF is now accepting applications for the award along with nine additional student scholarships and four professional fellowships totaling $38,000 in prizes.
The scholarships and fellowships will be presented at the RTDNA21 conference, September 24-25, 2021, which the honorees will be invited to attend.
Learn more and apply by March 1 for scholarship and fellowship opportunities here.
Since 1970, RTDNF has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships to more than 500 young journalists as part of its mission as the educational arm of RTDNA.
Recipients have gone on enjoy careers from reporter, anchor, and news director to White House speechwriter, media regulatory attorney, and journalism educator. Several have served as RTDNA board members and many are Murrow Award winners.
RTDNF, a 501(c)3 educational foundation, offers education and leadership development around the country to empower journalists with the tools they need to be news leaders. The Foundation awards scholarships and fellowships to help grow and strengthen the next generation of journalists. We train and equip local journalists and journalism students to know their rights and seek and report truth ethically in support of a free and vibrant press. Make a gift to RTDNF to contribute to training journalists today and ensuring journalists can pursue the constitutional duty to seek and report truth in perpetuity.