Mike Reynolds Scholarship
Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and later managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. Trustees of the fund to honor his memory require applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. The winner receives $1,000.
2013 Mike Reynolds Scholarship Winner - Amanda Roley | YouTube | Work |
Amanda Roley is a senior at Washington State University studying Journalism and Media Production. Her interest in broadcast news began in her high school video productions class and grew ever since. Upon her admission to WSU, Amanda immediately got involved in the student run television station “Cable 8 Productions.” Her participation included working as an anchor, an Assistant Director for a cooking show, and was producer for the third season of, “Studio 41,” which is titled after the studio Edward R. Murrow worked in at CBS. Amanda completed a reporting internship at KHQ in Spokane last summer. She currently works as a student journalist for Murrow News 8 and also reports for Pullman Radio (KQQQ). For Pullman Radio, Amanda reports stories from her favorite beat covering weekly city council meetings for Pullman and Moscow along with other local events. She is expected to graduate from WSU in summer 2014.
"I was quite surprised when I received a call informing me I would be awarded the Mike Reynolds RTDNA scholarship!" said Roley. "I am truly honored to have been selected to receive such a prestigious award. When I began to apply for this scholarship, I looked at the work of past scholarship recipients and was highly impressed with their skills and great work they have done. Being able to say I now join the ranks with those talented individuals is a great privilege to have. Receiving this scholarship is truly a blessing. My passion for broadcast news began in my high school journalism class, and has grown ever since then. Being selected for this scholarship means more than money to help pay for school. It means all the work I have done to grow as a reporter in pursuit of my dream is paying off. This scholarship confirms to me that I am heading in the right career path and that I do it well. For that I am very grateful. Thank you so much for choosing me for this amazing award!"
For a complete list of scholarship and fellowship winners update as they are announced, visit our 2013 winners page.
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