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 District of Columbia Metropolitan area.  Applicants must have plans to attend college or university or certified media-related trade school, upon graduation from high 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 What Must I Do To Build My Community”
    • 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 or certified trade school
    • All information must be submitted at the same time as a complete application package
  • Application deadline March 30, 2019

How to Apply

To make your application online, go to: Submit online
no later than March 30, 2019.

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 District of Columbia Metropolitan area.  Applicants must have plans to attend college, university or a 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 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 or certified trade school
    • All information must be submitted at the same time as a complete application package
  • Application deadline March 30, 2019

How to Apply
To make your application online, go to: Submit  online
no later than March 30, 2019.

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