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Media Scholars Program

  • Registration OpensNov 30
  • Qualifying RoundNov 30 - Feb 10
  • Case CompetitionFeb 17 - Mar 25
  • Media Scholars WeekJun 4-10
  • Networking ReceptionJun 9

Media Fellows Program

  • Application DueNov 11, 2015

Media Fellows Program

With the Media Fellows Program, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding several scholarships each academic year. In 2014, the foundation distributed $50,000 in total scholarship awards.

These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public policy advertising industry.

Applications for the Fall distribution (prior to the Spring 2016 semester) are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 11, 2015.

2015 Media Fellows Scholarship Recipients (Summer)

Michael Acosta
Texas Wesleyan University
Senior, Mass Comunications

Kalyca Becktel
San Diego State University
Senior, Journalism/PR

Ashley Bott
Recipient of the Cox Reps Scholarship Award
South Dakota State University
Senior, Advertising

Lauren Buckingham
University of South Carolina
Junior, Public Relations

Gina Chun
New York University
Senior, Media Culture & Communications

Melissa Dellacato
Ithaca College
Senior, Advertising

Andrew Dove
Recipient of the Purple Strategies Scholarship Award
DePaul University
Senior, PR & Advertising

Jessica  Gabor
Northwestern State University
Senior, Business Administration

Destiny Gordon
Temple University
Senior, Strategic Communication

Emily Krakowski
Recipient of the TEGNA Scholarship Award
Ithaca College
Senior, Integrated Marketing Communications

Sydney Lane
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Senior, Communications

Alanna McCatty
Pace University
Junior, Communications

Riviera McCollum
Recipient of the Purple Strategies Scholarship Award
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Senior, Advertising

Carolyn Murphy
University of Notre Dame
Senior, Marketing

Alexis Nicholson
Recipient of the TEGNA Scholarship Award
Iowa State University
Senior, Advertising

Rodolfo Otamendi
Florida State University
Senior, Advertising

Jordan Powell
Brigham Young University, Idaho
Senior, Communications

Savannah Robinson
California Lutheran University
Senior, Political Science

Alyson Russo
University of South Carolina
Senior, Public Relations

Karleigh Santry
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Senior, Communications & Journalism

Hannah Sellers
Ithaca College
Senior, Marketing & Communications

Lana Shaindlin
University of Rochester
Senior, Digital Media Studies

Akinlana Sterling
Washington State University
Senior, Strategic Communication

Courtland Sutton
Vanderbilt University
Senior, Marketing

Brittany Thatcher
College of New Jersey
Senior, Communications

Steven Torres
Recipient of the Cox Media Group Scholarship Award
University of Central Florida
Senior, Advertising & PR

Alexandra Turcios
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Senior, Political Science

2014 Media Fellows Scholarship Recipients (Fall)

Nikeya Alfred
Syracuse University

Richard Carlisle
Eastern Michigan University

Taylor Flynn
Ithaca College

Jenna Middaugh
University of Missouri – Columbia

Joo Hee Park
The Pennsylvania State University

Alexandre Pendergrass
Howard University

Rajeswari Ramanathan
University of California, Berkeley

Adrienne Salazar
California State University, Bakersfield

Kristin Schultz
Ithaca College

Carly Spraggins
University of Virginia

Matthew Tack
St. Bonaventure University

Deonica Thomas
University of South Carolina

Sydney Warren
University of South Alabama

Erin Winters
Howard University

2014 Media Fellows Scholarship Recipients (Summer)

Lourdes Amante
San Jose State University

Anthony Amiano
Manhattan College

Adam Beard
The University of Texas at Austin

Christel Angela C. Bernardo
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Spenser Blank
University of Nevada, Reno

Maria Buitrago
Ithaca College

Tony Chau
New York University

Amanda Di Lella
University of Florida

Amelia Enberg
Roosevelt University

Rachelle Gaynor
The Pennsylvania State University

Kate Griswold
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Brittany Johnson
Florida State University

Meghan Kee
Hampton University

Caitlin Kempinski
Manhattan College

Jenna Larson
The University of North Dakota

Devan Lombardi
The Pennsylvania State University

Marisa Messina
Stanford University

Stephania Ortega
Texas State University

Jake Quintanilla
Texas Tech University

Christopher Quintero
The University of Texas at Austin

Franklyn Rigby
Hampton University

AnaLee Rodriguez
Gwynedd Mercy University

Queen Stevenson
Vanderbilt University

Carly Wenderlich
The Pennsylvania State University

Miguel Zapata
The University of Texas at Austin

2013 Media Fellows Scholarship Recipients (Fall)

Amber Askew
Pennsylvania State University
Senior, Public Relations

Markita Briggs
Ohio University
Junior, Public Relations 

Erin Connolly
Emerson College
Senior, Journalism 

Sarah Corder
Liberty University
Senior, Journalism

Anthony DaBruzzi
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Junior, Political Science, Journalism and Communication Arts

Whitney Guilford
Howard University
Senior, Journalism

Kaylie Longley
Ripon College
Junior, Media and Film Studies

Marisch Perera
Pace University
Junior, Journalism

Alyssia Pessolano
Ithaca College
Senior, Integrated Marketing Communications

Sahara Price
Baylor University
Junior, Public Relations

Anthony Sganga
New York University
Junior, Media, Culture and Communications

E Yiwei Zhu
Ithaca College
Senior, Integrated Marketing Communications

2013 Media Fellows Scholarship Recipients (Summer)

Alex Anderson
Hillsdale College
Senior, Politics

Ryan Bince
Ithaca College
Senior, Speech Communication

Chelsea Brown
Winthrop University
Senior, Mass Communications

Katy Burnett
University of Florida
Junior, Political Science and History

Laurel Conrad
Cornell University
Senior, Government

Tim Coulter
University of Rochester
Senior, Business Marketing

Trent Day
University of Texas at Austin
Senior, Advertising

Emily Erickson
Princeton University
Senior, East Asian Studies, Global Media Relations and International Security Studies

Claire Farrell
Ithaca College
Junior, Integrated Marketing Communications

Renee Gagner
Beloit College
Senior, Political Science and Psychology

Taylor Genrich
University of Kansas
Senior, Journalism

Jory Heckman
Hofstra University
Senior, Journalism and Political Science

Kristina King
Ithaca College
Junior, Integrated Marketing Communications

Brady Krumwiede
South Dakota State University
Senior, Entrepreneurial Studies and Advertising

Martinus McConnell
Oklahoma State University
Junior, Strategic Communications

Katlego Mogongwa
Iowa State University
Junior, Advertising

Chris Molony
University of South Carolina
Senior, Advertising

Emily Olson
California State University, Northridge
Senior, Public Relations and Political Science

Anayo Ordu
University of Florida
Senior, Advertising

Brandon Osgood
Liberty University
Senior, Advertising and Public Relations

Claire Potts
University of South Carolina
Senior, Advertising

Kelly Vingelis
James Madison University
Senior, Communications Studies

2012 Media Fellows Scholarship Recipients

Phineas Azcuy
Lehman College – CUNY
Multimedia Studies

Brittany Barr
University of Oklahoma
Advertising

Chris Beauregard
University of South Carolina
Advertising

Felicia Berger
California State University, Fullerton
Advertising and Radio-TV-Film

Lindsay Church
University of South Carolina
Public Relations

Timothy Duffy
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Political Science and Economics

Bethany Frank
Rutgers University
Political Science and Communication

Christina Hoener
University of Oklahoma
Advertising

Wenqian Huang
University of Maryland
Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Dana Jennings
University of South Carolina
Public Relations

Benjamin Kim
University of Notre Dame
Film, Television and Theatre

Jennifer Maughan
Pennsylvania State University
Advertising

Georgina Morley
Ithaca College
Integrated Marketing Communications

Eric Niehoff
Metropolitan State University – Denver
Marketing

Sadé Powell
Winston-Salem State University
Marketing

Ashley Raymond
Central Michigan University
Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts

Susie Reinecke
The University of Texas at Austin
Corporate Communication

Morgan Swingle
University of Oklahoma
Advertising

Salvatore Vallala
Bucknell University
Business Management

Kayla Williams
Stanford University
Communication and Media Studies

 

2011 Media Fellows Scholarship Recipients

Shanel Adams
Howard University

Alexandria Brown
Temple University

Diana Cui
Ithaca College

Brittany Foster
Hampton University

Nick Hogan
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Allyssa Kaiser
Syracuse University

Jennifer Muha
Purdue University Calumet

Kelsey Reed
Xavier University

Zach Wilkes
Washington and Lee University

Lakeisha Williams
University of Missouri –- Columbia

Michael Worley
American University