Ed Bradley Scholarship

Scholarship Amount

$10,000 USD

Application Deadline

March 01, 2016


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 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. 



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.


Complete the online application form, including:
Contact information
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
Letter of recommendation
From a professor, advisor, or supervisor
Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee

Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, American Indian, African American
Sophomore, Junior, Senior

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