THE CALVIN W. ROLARK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
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.
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 committee awards scholarships in the amount of $1,500.
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 29, 2022