Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Friday
Awarded By:

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a high school senior at the time of application.
  2. Must intend to pursue a baccalaureate degree in communication with an emphasis on any aspect of the television industry.
  3. Must be a legal resident of the U.S.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for graduating U.S. high school seniors who intend to major in a communications-related degree at a four-year college or university.

Application requirements for the Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form (5 copies)
  • Essay
Additional Information: This scholarship, which honors the legendary sportscaster and journalists Jim McKay and Mike Wallace, will be awarded to a college-bound applicant who has demonstrated exceptional talent as a creator of video programming as well as outstanding academic achievement and potential for success in a highly competitive profession. Please note that College Board scores (ACT or SAT) are required if a student is selected as a semi-finalist. Funds for this Scholarship have been provided, in equal parts, by the following five networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and HBO.

Award Amount: $10,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Applications are available online from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) website. The online application form will require students to submit the following information: personal contact information; grades and standardized test scores; two essays as described at the NATAS website; as well as an example of a recent work and/or information about work experience and school activities. All applications must be completed online by the deadline date.
Contact: Luke Smith
Address: 1697 Broadway Suite 1001 New York, New York 10019

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