9 additional 1,000 dollar scholarships will also be awarded
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is a non-profit
dedicated to the advancement of television. That Academy sponsors programs
and seminars for high school and college students in cities served by
19 local chapters. In addition,the Board ofTrustees of the national organization
will award one $40,000 scholarship this year to an outstanding high school
senior who plans to pursue a baccalaureate degree in communications with
emphasis on any aspect of the television industry.
|THE SCHOLARSHIP: The John Cannon Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an exceptional student who intends to major in television, telecommunications,or a similar communications-related field at afour year college or university. The Scholarship will be distributed over a four-year period with $10,000 awarded prior to the first year of study,and three additional awards of$10,000 granted in subsequent years. To be eligible for the continuing awards, the recipient must demonstrate satisfactory progress towards a degree and remain in a communications-oriented program. The scholarship award may be used for tuition, books, living expenses, and other related costs.|
THE SELECTION PROCESS: Application forms are available from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences or from the local office ofany ofthe nineteen member chapters. An application can also be downloaded from www.emmyonline.org/emmy/scholr, the NATAS scholarship web site. While considerable emphasis is placed on the creative accomplishments of each applicant,college board scores are also required. Those who have not already taken the SAT or ACT should do so by November 5 to assure that they will have scores to report when the application is due December 11, 2006. Candidates who pass an initial screening will be asked,at a later date, to supply verification of their college board scores as well as high school transcripts and appropriate recommendations. Those selected as finalists will be required to submit a portfolio of their creative work.
ELIGIBILITY: High school seniors are encouraged to apply.
To request your application form,write:
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
111 West 57th Street, Suite #600
New York, NY 10019