The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Foundation has announced $90,000 scholarships to seven high school students pursuing careers in television.
“This year’s scholarship recipients had a lot in common. They have shown incredible creativity, remarkable accomplishments and unwavering resilience in these difficult times,” said Doug Mummert, President of the Foundation (NATAS). “We are very proud of all our nominees and recipients. and especially the generosity of our donors who support these students on their journey to great things for the future of our television industry.
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“The judges were very impressed with the creativity of our student nominees this year, many of whom faced the added challenges of interrupted school experiences and limited access to resources that would normally be available to them before the pandemic,” said Melinda. Roeder, Chair, Fellowship Committee (NATAS). “The members of the NATAS Scholarship Committee are thrilled that our organization continues to recognize the outstanding achievements of these young creators who represent the next generation of artists and television storytellers.”
“We reaffirm our commitment to encourage and promote excellence in television for decades to come by investing in the great talents of these diverse and passionate students,” said Adam Sharp, President and CEO of NATAS.
Administrators Scholarship ($20,000) – awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry. Reese Robers, Patrick Henry High School/Roanoke Valley Governor’s School. (Roanoke, Virginia)
The McKenzie Family Scholarship ($20,000) – Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry who demonstrates financial need or hardship. Immanuel Neely, Faith Lutheran High School. (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Jim McKay Scholarship ($10,000) – awarded to a student pursuing a career in sports television. Benjamin Cure, Lycée Christophe Colomb. (Miami, Florida)
Mike Wallace Scholarship ($10,000) – awarded to a student pursuing a career in television journalism. Thomas Pozo, Christopher Columbus High School. (Miami, Florida)
Douglas W. Mummert Scholarship ($10,000) – awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry that has made a positive impact through community service. Ava Tsapatsans, Eastchester High School. (Eastchester, NY)
The NATAS Inclusion Scholarship ($10,000) – Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry who identifies as Black, Indigenous or of color. Joseph Machosky, Battlefield High School. (Haymarket, Virginia)
The Elizabeth Stanton Women in Television Fellowship ($10,000) – Awarded to a woman pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry. Simone Thomas-Rowe, Mother Seton Regional High School (Livingston, NJ)
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