Apply To The Ed Bradley Scholarships And Invitation To The Excellence In Journalism Conference

Ed Bradley is best known for his award-winning work in 26 years on CBS News’ 60 Minutes and as the first African American White House TV correspondent.

Bradley received the Paul White Award from RTDNA in 2000 recognizing his lifetime commitment to excellence in journalism and the First Amendment Award from RTDNF in 2005 in recognition of his support of First Amendment rights. He passed away in 2006.

Bradley established the Ed Bradley Scholarship in 1994. Since then, 20 young, aspiring journalists of color have received the award created by the late CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent. Past winners have gone on to work for organizations including NPR, CNN, and Al-Jazeera America. They have enjoyed careers from reporter, anchor, and media attorney to Saturday Night Live comedy writer and White House speechwriter.

The recipient of the Ed Bradley Scholarship will receive $10,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Who Can Apply

  • 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.

How To Apply

Complete the online application form, including:

  • Contact information
  • Experience

URL links to 3-5 work samples:

  • Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces
  • Work samples should be uploaded to a host site like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.

Upload the supplemental materials:

Cover letter:

  • Discuss your current and past journalism experience
  • Describe how you intend to use the funds
  • Discuss your choice to pursue a career in journalism
  • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee

Resume:

Letter of recommendation:

  • From a professor, advisor, or supervisor
  • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee

January 18th, 2019

Application

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Photo credit: Jimmy Carter and Bradley, 1978.

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