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Radio Television Digital News Association/Lee Thornton Scholarship

Lee Thornton was the first African-American woman to cover the White House for a major news network (CBS) and the first African-American host of All Things Considered on National Public Radio. She served as a faculty member at the Howard University School of Communications, earning a tenured position. Later in her career, she taught at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism and served a term as the school's interim dean. She held a Master's degree from Michigan State University and a doctorate in mass communications from Northwestern University. Ms. Thornton passed away in 2013 at age 71, and endowed in her estate this scholarship in her name. Students from the University of Maryland and Howard University will be given preference. The recipient of the Lee Thornton Scholarship will receive $2,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

AWARD INFORMATION

Award Amount $2,000
Number of Awards 1
Application Deadline May 31
Available to Class Level Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Renewability Not renewable

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA Required None specified
Ethnicity/Heritage None specified
Residency None specified
Gender None specified
Religious Affiliation None specified
Location of College District of Columbia, Maryland
Area of Study Communications, Journalism
Financial Need Financial need analysis is not required

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR

Organization Membership and Program Manager
Radio Television Digital News Association
Address 529 14th Street, NW Suite 1240
City, State, Zip Washington, DC 20045
Telephone (202) 662-7257
Fax  
E-mail karenh@rtdna.org
Web Site Web site
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