Scholarships National & Regional
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of television and related electronic media and best known for its Emmy Awards that recognize excellence in a number of categories. The Academy also sponsors programs, seminars, and scholarships for high school and colleges in cities served by the 19 local chapters. In addition, the National Organization, through its non-profit Foundation, awards scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who intends to pursue a baccalaureate degree in communications with emphasis on any aspect of the television industry.
The academy awards memorial scholarships for Randy Falco, Jim McKay, Douglas W. Mummert, Mike Wallace and The NATAS Trustees.
NATAS' regional chapters also scholarships, information can be found further down on this page
The Randy Falco Scholarship: Awarded to a Hispanic or Latino student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry.
The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship: 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 May.
The Douglas W. Mummert Scholarship: Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry, who has made a positive impact through community service.
The Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship: 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 Trustees’ Scholarship: Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Regional Chapters are dedicated to the advancement of television and related electronic media and best known for their Emmy Awards that recognize excellence in a number of categories. The Chapters also sponsors programs, seminars, and scholarships for high school and colleges in the cities served by the 19 local chapters. The Regional Chapters honors students who intends to pursue a baccalaureate degree in communications with emphasis on aspects of the television industry.
Each regional chapter Scholarship, 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 field. The scholarship distribution is determined by the awarding chapter. To be eligible for the continuing awards, the recipient must demonstrate satisfactory progress towards a degree and remain in a communications-oriented program. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, living expenses, and other related costs.
Below are links to Regional Chapters the offer scholarships, the links will take you to the respective site where you will find additional information and how to apply.
Regional Scholarships Sites
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2008 → Judy McGrath - Chairman & CEO, MTV Networks
2007 → David Zaslav - President & CEO, Discovery Communications
2006 → Dick Ebersol - Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics
2005 → Robert A. Iger - CEO, The Walt Disney Corporation
2004 → Richard D. Parsons - Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Inc.
2003 → Ralph Roberts - Founder, Comcast
1999 → Gerald M. Levin - Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Inc.
1998 → Bob Wright - President & CEO, NBC
1997 → Sumner Redstone - Viacom
1995 → James C. Dowdle - President, The Tribune Corporation
1992 → Frank A. Bennack, Jr. - President & CEO, The Hearst Corporation
1991 → Robert J. Wussler - President, CBS & COMSAT; Senior Vice President, TBS
1990 → R.E. “Ted” Turner - CNN
1989 → Lawrence P. Fraiberg
1987-1988 → Peggy Charren - Children’s Television
1985-1986 → Dr. William F. Baker
1984-1985 → Roone Arledge & Julius Barnathan - ABC for the Olympics
1983-1984 → Vladimir Zworykin
1982-1983 → Bob Short
1981-1982 → Walter Cronkite
1980-1981 → Agnes Nixon
1979-1980 → Leonard H. Goldenson
1978-1979 → William S. Paley
1974-1975 → Elmer W. Lower, Dr. Peter Goldmark
1971-1972 → Dr. Frank Stanton, William Lawrence
1970-1971 → Ed Sullivan
1969-1970 → Elmer Lower - ABC, Richard Salant - CBS, Reuven Frank - NBC
1968-1969 → William R. McAndrew - Apollo VII, VIII, IX, X Space Missions
1967-1968 → Donald H. McGannon
1966-1967 → Sylvester L. “Pat” Weaver, Jr.
1965-1966 → Edward R. Murrow, Xerox Corporation
1962-1963 → American Telephone & Telegraph Co., Dick Powell
CBS News for “A Tour of the White House”
Heads of news departments at ABC, CBS and NBC
Brigadier General David Sarnoff
1960-1961 → National Educational Television, Joyce C. Hall - President, Hallmark Cards
1959-1960 → Dr. Frank Stanton
1958-1959 → Bob Hope
1957-1958 → Jack Benny