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Avg. Amount Awarded
51
Days
January 31 2019
Application Deadline
No
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Description

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.

Amount Details

$2,000
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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
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  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in District of Columbia, Maryland
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Communications, Journalism

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