David Louie Scholarship


RTDNF is now accepting scholarship applications, apply here. Deadline is April 18.

David Louie was the recipient of RTDNF’s very first scholarship in 1970 while a student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Upon graduation, he joined ABC Owned KGO-TV San Francisco. He created this scholarship in 2022 to mark his 50th anniversary at ABC. The scholarship is restricted to full-time Northwestern/Medill students with a preference for applicants of Asian American descent.

Louie was a long-time RTDNA board member and RTDNF trustee as well as a past national president of the Asian American Journalists Association and national chairman of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The recipient of the $2,000 David Louie Scholarship will also receive an invitation to attend the RTDNA conference. Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship. Past RTDNF scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • Must be attending Northwestern University
  • Preference given to students of Asian American descent
  • Students who will be sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism
  • Recipients must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded in September 2022
  • Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship, and past RTDNF scholarship winners are not eligible
  • 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



Frequently asked questions
Application tips and checklist


CONTACT: If you have questions about scholarships and fellowships, please contact Kate McGarrity.