Special Academic Opportunities

Radio and Television News Directors Foundation Scholarship

RTNDF offers fifteen scholarships to enrolled undergraduate and graduate journalism students who are interested in pursuing a career in radio and television news.


There are seven different types of scholarships offered.  Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000.  In addition, all winners receive an expense-paid trip to the RTNDF International Conference.


Applicant must:

  • Be a full-time college student whose career objective is electronic journalism.
  • Have at least one full year of college remaining
  • Be officially enrolled in college and be in good standing


RTNDF Scholarships

1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 615

Washington, D.C., 20036 

Web site



Application Procedure

Each entry must include:

  • A completed application form
  • One to three examples, of no more than 15 minutes total, showing your reporting or producing skills on audio
  • cassette tape or on video VHS cassettes, accompanied by scripts
  • A brief statement describing your role on each story and a list of others, if any, who worked on each story
  • and what they did
  • A statement explaining why you seek a career in broadcast or cable journalism, with reference to your
  • specific career preferences
  • A letter of endorsement from your dean or faculty sponsor certifying that you have at least one or more years
  • of school remaining


May 2009



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