The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) offers several national scholarships for students. In addition, the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (NCCB) offers a regional scholarship in honor of Betty Endicott, the first female news director in Washington, DC. Students may apply for both national and regional scholarships. NATAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancement in the television arts & sciences.
Applications for national scholarships are now available and are due on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00pm ET. There is one standard application for all scholarships. Students select which scholarship(s) they believe they qualify for and provide the same set of core materials for consideration. NATAS Trustees and officials with the National Scholarship Committee will review applications and creative works along with participation from UCI on the Randy Falco Scholarship. Final selections for all scholarships will be made in late April.
The national scholarships are awarded to distinguished high school seniors planning to pursue television-related baccalaureate degrees. Please read the press release about each scholarship below,before completing the national scholarship application. You can apply for more than one scholarship and you will be considered for each one you apply for.
- NATAS Trustees’ Scholarship: All applicants are automatically eligible for a $10,000 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry.
- The Randy Falco Scholarship: A $10,000 scholarship awarded to a Hispanic or Latino student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry. This scholarship has an additional essay to complete.
- The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship: A $10,000 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in sports television.
- The Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship: A $10,000 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in television journalism.
- The Douglas W. Mummert Scholarship: A $10,000 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry, who has made a positive impact through community service. This scholarship has an additional essay to complete.
- Faculty Sponsor name, email, and phone number
- Scores, Grades & Honors: at least one composite SAT or ACT score must be submitted
- Creative Works: video links posted on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or similar services and additional non-video materials (such as a script, still photographs or storyboard) posted on Dropbox or similar services
- School Activities and Field/Work Experience
- Career Aspirations Essay
- Creative Essay
The Betty Endicott NATAS-NCCB Chapter Student Scholarship
The NATAS-NCCB is pleased to announce its annual scholarship competition. The scholarship is in honor of Betty Endicott, the first female news director in Washington, DC.
Both full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must be studying for a career in communications and/or broadcast journalism. Scholarships will range from $1,000 to $5,000 (not to exceed $5,000), depending on the number of scholarships awarded.
Eligibility Requirements for Applicants
- Be enrolled in an accredited two or four year college or graduate program in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC
- Be a full-time sophomore, junior or graduating senior with a declared major in communications or broadcast journalism
- Be a full-time graduate student in pursuit of an advanced degree in either communications or broadcast journalism
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Demonstrate an aptitude or interest in communication or broadcast journalism through coursework, extracurricular activities, internships, jobs and volunteer work
We will be accepting applications in February 2017. If you would like to receive an email notification when the Application is available request to be added to our email list.