Capital Emmy Staff
The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS‐NCCB) is pleased to announce the 2021 Betty Endicott Scholarship recipients. The Betty Endicott Scholarship is given annually from the NATAS‐NCCB Chapter to full‐time undergraduate or graduate students studying for a career in communications and/or broadcast journalism.
This year Elizabeth Doyle of Towson University and Toluwalase Famuyide of the University of Maryland have each earned $3,000 to be used towards their education. Both are standouts among the almost dozen scholarship applicants.
Ms. Doyle is an exemplary student at the School’s Department of Mass Communications, holding a 4.0 grade point average. Her passion for news reporting and editing resulted in her being nominated by the Towson faculty as the recipient of the Eddie Ballard Award for Journalism. She is also the 2020 recipient of the Washington Media Fellows Scholarship, the Steven and Laura Murfin Mass Communication Endowed Scholarship, and the George F. Rogers, Jr. Scholarship.
Mr. Famuyide has worked extensively on honing his news writing skills while working as an intern at two businesses in the D.C. Metropolitan area while tutoring his fellow classmates at the University. He recently worked at the Left Bench TV, where he assisted in the production of their shows. His future includes graduate school and a career in news reporting. Both Ms. Doyle and Mr. Famuyide will be honored at the 63rd Emmy Awards on June 26, 2021.
“We’re proud to provide these scholarships to budding communications and media professionals,” said Chapter President, Jason Gittlen. “Elizabeth and Toluwa are wonderful examples of the tremendous potential that is being cultivated in colleges and universities all over DC, Maryland, and Virginia. These young students are academically talented, tuned in to the challenges and opportunities in our industry and well on their way to making meaningful contributions to the work Capital Emmy Chapter members do every day,” he added.
The regional scholarship, named in the honor of Betty Endicott, the first female news director in Washington D.C., is open to all full‐time undergraduate and graduate students studying for a career in communications and/or broadcast journalism. Applicants represented a wide range of schools from Virginia Tech to Hampton University to Washington‐Lee and University of Maryland. The local chapter covers all of Virginia, Maryland and DC, and students at any of the schools in the chapter were eligible to apply.
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