Bob Horner Scholarship


Robert "Bob" Horner spent more than 45 years in journalism, starting in 1970. He is a native of the Washington D.C. area.  He received degrees from the University of Missouri and American University before working at local stations for six years. He was a bureau manager and executive for CBS News before moving on to NBC News. In 1991 he founded the NBC News Channel, which provides news coverage to affiliates, foreign networks, and the programs and platforms of NBC News. He was President of that service until he retired in 2017.  He received the RTDNF First Amendment Service Award in 2020.
 
Horner established the Bob Horner Scholarship in 2020 to fund undergraduate scholarships for journalism or communication students, with priority given to those students who intend to pursue a career in broadcast journalism or in some form of journalism that emphasizes the use of video, including documentaries and digital platforms, with the intention to benefit the general public.
 
The recipient of the Bob Horner Scholarship will receive $2,500 and an invitation to the RTDNA Conference.
 
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WHO CAN APPLY
  • Undergraduate journalism or communication students, with priority given to those students who intend to pursue a career in broadcast journalism or in some form of journalist that emphases the use of video, including documentaries and digital platforms, with the intention to benefit the general public.
  • Winners must be officially enrolled undergraduate students in good standing when scholarships are awarded in September 2021.
  • 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