Scholarships


2021 Suncoast Chapter Scholarships

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors and to college/university students who reside within the SUNCOAST REGION that includes the State of Florida, the State of Louisiana, the Mobile–Pensacola Market area, and Puerto Rico. Students MUST plan to attend or currently attend a four-year college/university with a declared major in Communications/Broadcasting with a concentration in television in the SUNCOAST REGION. Any other major will automatically disqualify your application.
Download the eligibility requirements in pdf format.

The application submission process is now closed.

Thank you to all the Suncoast students who applied. Details to follow …


The eligibility requirements are as follows

• Applicant must reside within the SUNCOAST REGION that includes the State of Florida, the State of Louisiana, the Mobile– Pensacola Market area, and Puerto Rico and MUST plan to attend or currently attend an accredited college or university in the SUNCOAST REGION

• Be a high school graduating senior or a college student with a declared major in Communications/Broadcasting with a concentration in television

• Applicant MUST already be accepted to a college/university

• Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher

• Submit an unofficial transcript

• Submit a resume along with the application

• Submit a one-page bio

Submit one of the two essay questions below (250 to 350 words):

The field of journalism is an ample one. Hard News Journalism refers to the factual reporting of events such as politics, foreign affairs, and natural disasters. It is usually time-sensitive in nature and requires objective reporting.  An editorial,
on the other hand, may be based in fact, but its main purpose is not to inform, but to express opinion. As you prepare to go into the field of journalism, how would you ensure that your work is in the appropriate format according to the outlet and audience – hard news vs. editorial news?
– OR –
In recent years, more and more journalists are being accused of delivering “fake” news or being perceived as not being objective in their reporting?  What do you attribute this to?

Share links for two projects you’ve worked on along with a brief description of what your role was on each of those projects

• Letter of Recommendation: Please arrange to have one letter of recommendation from a faculty member
Please note: The letter should attest to character attributes such as integrity and leadership

• If chosen to participate in a personal interview with Scholarship Committee members, be prepared to give the name of the school you will attend, what semester the funds are needed for, and the amount of funds needed for said semester

All guidelines must be met to avoid disqualification

If you have any questions, you may call Claudia Keppinger, Scholarship Chairman at (305) 484-5773 or email c.keppinger@gmail.com. If your call isn’t answered right away, please send a brief text identifying yourself as a Suncoast Scholarship Applicant and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Fill out the online application:

High School Scholarship Application

College Scholarship Application