Larry Whiteside, a pioneer in the field of sports journalism, was the first African-American beat sports writer for The Boston Globe. His achievements earned him many prestigious honors including induction into NABJ’s 2009 Hall of Fame (posthumous); NABJ’s 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award; induction into the 2008 National Baseball Hall of Fame (posthumous); and the 2008 J. G. Taylor Spink Award posthumously given by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Mr. Whiteside passed away in 2007 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. NABJ’s Sports Task Force established this scholarship in Mr. Whiteside’s honor to provide financial assistance to journalism students interested in sports journalism.
Specific Application Requirements:
- Must have an interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism
- Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with at least one year left in school.
- G.P.A. requirement: 2.5 or higher in journalism major and at least a 2.0 cumulative
- Essay topic: “What inspires you to be a journalist?” (1,000-2000 words)
General Application Requirements:
- Cover Letter (500-800 words) or letter of recommendation from professor, academic advisor or journalism professional.
- Official College Transcript
- Five (5) Work Samples that can include a combination of writing, audio and on-camera work. Audio and on-camera samples should be no more than five minutes in length each.
- Three (3) References. Include the individual’s name, title, phone number and email address
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