Enter the 2023 NATAS Scholarships
OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES
THE CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 2023 NATAS SCHOLARSHIPS
MIKE WALLACE AND JIM MCKAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
AMONG OTHERS IN AMOUNTS RANGING FROM $10,000 – $20,000
Apply at https://scholarships-app.theemmys.tv/ Deadline April 17, 2023
NEW YORK, NY (National) – March 9, 2023 – The Foundation of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATASFS) is happy to announce the call for entries for the Foundation’s 2023 Scholarship Programs.
“The Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Science is proud to introduce our scholarship offerings for this year,“ said Doug Mummert, Chairman, NATAS Foundation. “Working with our generous donors, we continue to provide a wide variety of scholarships to those seeking an education and career in television. We look forward to another year of meeting these young leaders and seeing their highly-regarded contributions and work.”
“The NATAS Scholarship Committee is thrilled to once again offer this financial assistance to deserving students who represent the future of television,” said Melinda Roeder Skrbin, Chair, NATAS Foundation Scholarship Committee. “Our team of judges is consistently impressed with the scholarship and creativity of entries we receive from students across the country. Their work is worthy of recognition and support.”
These are the distinguished national scholarships awarded to outstanding high school seniors planning to pursue television-related baccalaureate degrees:
THE NATAS NORMAN FELDSENTHAL TRUSTEES SCHOLARSHIP ($20,000): Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry.
THE MCKENZIE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ($20,000): Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry who demonstrates a financial need or hardship. The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited college program that is at least two years. The award will be distributed as $10,000 per year for two years. The need-based scholarship requires applicants to submit a “Statement of Need” and a FAFSA as proof of financial need. All applicants should have an Expected Family Contribution of $5,000 or less and be eligible for a federal Pell grant to be considered for this scholarship.
THE DOUGLAS W. MUMMERT SCHOLARSHIP ($10,000): Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry, who has made a positive impact through community service.
THE JIM MCKAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($10,000): Awarded to a student pursuing a career in sports television. The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship honors sportscaster Jim McKay (1921-2008) and was established in 2009 by the HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX networks. It is presented at the Sports Emmy® Awards each year.
THE MIKE WALLACE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($10,000): Awarded to a student pursuing a career in television journalism. Funded by a grant from CBS News in honor of longtime correspondent Mike Wallace (1918-2012) and presented each year at the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.
THE NATAS INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP ($10,000): Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry who identifies as Hispanic, Black, Indigenous, or a person of color.
THE ELIZABETH STANTON WOMEN IN TELEVISION SCHOLARSHIP ($10,000): Awarded to a woman pursuing a career in any aspect of television broadcasting.
This is the twelfth year of the Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship, funded by a grant from CBS News in honor of longtime correspondent Mike Wallace (1918-2012) and presented each year at the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship, now in its fourteenth year, honors sportscaster Jim McKay (1921-2008) and was established in 2009 by the HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX networks.
Funds for the Jim McKay Scholarship have been provided, in equal parts, by the following five networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and HBO. Funding for the Mike Wallace Scholarship has been provided exclusively by CBS. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gratefully acknowledges these contributions.
This is the third year of the McKenzie Family Scholarship, provided by David McKenzie, CEO & President, ATI International. This is also the third year of the Elizabeth Stanton Scholarship for Women, provided by Ms. Stanton.
Applications for national scholarships are due by 5 pm EST on Monday, April 17th, 2023. For more information, https://theemmys.tv/scholarships/ For application entries, go to: https://scholarships-app.theemmys.tv/
About the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a non-profit service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Awards for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime entertainment and Daytime Creative Arts programming as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering.
NATAS membership consists of nearly 18,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including regional student television and the National Student Production Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.
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