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, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties and Northern Virginia. Applicants must have plans to attend college, a university, or a certified employment trade school or training program upon graduation from high school.

Scholarship Award

Scholarship committee awards scholarships in the amount of $1,500.

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

    Applicant must provide the following:

    • 1,000 – 1,500 word essay or 2-3 minute video on the topic “What I Can Do To Build My Community.”
    • Cover letter which includes a short bio, including but not limited to, name of high school, extra curricula and public service activities, special interests
    • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are not family members
    • A letter of acceptance from the college or university of choice or certified trade school or training program
    • All information must be submitted at the same time as a complete application package
    • Application deadline April 30, 2021
    SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE

    THE CALVIN W. ROLARK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

    Purpose

    The Calvin W. Rolark Scholarship has been established to aid high school seniors who have demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in communications, journalism, broadcast media or media technology.

    Scholarship Qualifications

    The Calvin W. Rolark Scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties and Northern Virginia. Applicants must have plans to attend college, a university or a media-related certified trade school upon graduation from high school with a focus in broadcast or print journalism, social media marketing/engagement or advertising.

    Scholarship Award

    Scholarship committee awards scholarships in the amount of $1,500.

    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.”
      • Cover letter which includes a short bio, including but not limited to, name of high school, extra curricula and public service activities, special interests
      • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are not family members
      • A letter or proof of acceptance from the college, university, or certified trade school or training program.
      • All information must be submitted at the same time as a complete application package
      • Application deadline April 30, 2021
      SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE