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.
 
 
WHO CAN APPLY
  • 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
 
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

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION
 

Frequently asked questions
Application tips and checklist

 

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