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.
The 2021 Betty Endicott NATAS-NCCB Chapter Student Scholarship Recipients
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. 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. Read the full press release.
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
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences offers several scholarships to outstanding high school seniors planning to pursue television-related baccalaureate degrees.
Applications for national scholarships are no longer being accepted for this year’s scholarships. 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 Univision Communications Inc.
- School name, address, and website are required and an advisor name, phone, and email are optional.
- One example of creative work which includes the location and student’s role. You also have the option to upload three video files and you may list up to 10 additional creative works or work experiences without video files.
- Career Aspirations Essay (100-250 Words) Describe what you would like to do upon graduation from high school. Indicate which colleges or universities you would like to attend and your reason for their selection. Also indicate the kinds of employment you hope to obtain once you complete your college education.
- Creative Essay (200-500 Words) Which continuing television program, past or present, has most influenced your life and why? (Be sure to select a multiple-episode program, not a single program or mini-series. Also, do not select a newscast or news-oriented program such as 60 Minutes or Frontline.)
- Some scholarships may require additional essays or information
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