RTDNA Carole Simpson Scholarship


Award Amount: $2,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) is pleased to offer “The Carole Simpson Scholarship”.  Sophomores, juniors or seniors who are pursuing careers in radio, television or digital journalism at the time the scholarship is awarded, are invited to apply. The scholarship is designed to encourage and help minority students to overcome hurdles along their career path in electronic journalism.

Host Institution:

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), formerly the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), is a United States-based membership organization of radio, television, and online news directors, producers, executives, reporters, students, and educators.


To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism.
  • Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded.
  • Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship, and past RTDNF scholarship winners are not eligible.

Instructions for Applying:

The online application must be completed by the given link:


Supporting Documents:

Complete the online application forms, including:

  • Contact information
  • Experience
  • URL links to 3-5 work samples
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation

Award Description:

The recipient of the Carole Simpson Scholarship will receive $2,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Detailed Information Link: