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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.

National Scholarships

The academy awards memorial scholarships for Univision, Jim McKay, Douglas W. Mummert, Mike Wallace and The Linda Giannecchini Memorial Trustees Scholarship. 

NATAS' regional chapters also award scholarships, information can be found further down on this page


The Univision NATAS 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 Linda Giannecchini Memorial Trustees Scholarship: Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry.

This is the ninth year of the Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship, funded by a five-year 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 twelfth year, 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.

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.

National Application & Support

Regional Scholarships

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.