Scholarship

THE WILHELMINA J. ROLARK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Purpose
The Wilhelmina J. Rolark Scholarship has been established to aid high school seniors who have demonstrated a passion in community service and social advocacy.

Scholarship Qualifications
The Wilhelmina J. Rolark Scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the Metropolitan Washington area.  Upon graduation from high school, pplicants must have plans to attend college or university or a certified media- related trade school.

Scholarship Award
Scholarship committee awards scholarships in the amount of $1,000.

Scholarship Requirements:  Applicant must provide the following:

    • 1,000 – 1,500 word essay or 2-3 minutes video on the topic “Community Matters: Ways I Can Help Improve My Neighborhood.”
    • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are not family members
    • Cover letter which includes a short bio, including but not limited to, name of high school, extra curricula and public service activities, and special interests
    • A letter of acceptance from the college or university of choice or certified media-related trade school.
    • All information must be submitted as a complete package

Application deadline January 8, 2019

How to Apply:  Submit online

THE CALVIN W. ROLARK, SR.,  SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Purpose
The Calvin W. Rolark Scholarship has been established to aid high school seniors who have demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in radio, television or print journalism.  

Scholarship Qualifications
The Calvin W. Rolark Scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the D. C. Metropolitan area.  Applicants must have plans to attend college or university or media related certified trade school upon graduation from high school with a focus in radio, television or print journalism that emphasizes social advocacy.

Scholarship Award
Scholarship committee awards scholarships in the amount of $1,000.

Scholarship Requirements:  Applicant must provide the following:

    • 1,000 – 1,500 word essay or 2-3 minutes video on the topic How I Can Build My Community Using Journalism and Social Media”
    • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are not family members
    • Cover letter which includes a short bio, including but not limited to, name of high school, extra curricula and public service activities, special interests
    • A letter of acceptance from the college or university of choice
    • All information must be submitted as a complete package
  • Application deadline January 8, 2019

How to Apply:  Submit  online

Scholarship Committee, Washington Informer Charities, 3117 Martin Luther King, Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032