Scholarship

The Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to provide financial support to college students interested in broadcasting, journalism, and marketing. The Fund plans to award up to 10 scholarships of up to $5,000 each per year for the next ten years to students from under-represented minority groups who need financial assistance to complete their education.

The Fund complements Sinclair’s existing widespread internship program as well as Sinclair’s long-standing relationships with numerous colleges, including historically black colleges and universities in markets where Sinclair has stations. This Fund is another way for Sinclair to invest in the future of broadcast television, by ensuring that students dedicated to careers in broadcasting can complete their educations.

Sinclair is excited to have the opportunity to provide students with financial assistance and look forward to reviewing completed applications when the scholarship opens in spring 2017.

MEET THE 2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENTS 


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ELIJAH BAKER
Southfield, MI

Elijah attends the Wayne State University and majors in Broadcast Journalism. He volunteers at the Woodbridge Academy, tutoring inner-city youth. He is a member of his school’s Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and writes weekly stories for The South End, his school’s newspaper.


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MARIA RODRIGUEZ
Delano, CA

Maria attends California State University, Bakersfield, and double majors in Spanish and Communications with an emphasis in Journalism. She is a member of the Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference R.O.S.E. mentee program. She previously worked as a multimedia reporter at her school’s newspaper, The Runner.

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KIARRA POWELL
Mount Bethel, PA

Kiarra attends Pennsylvania State University and majors in Broadcast Journalism and minors in Theatre. She interns at a PBS/NPR member station serving central Pennsylvania, WSPU, and is a web writer for Penn State’s lifestyle magazine.

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CHARLIE KADADO
Macomb, MI

Charlie attends the Wayne State University and majors in Broadcast Journalism. He works as a reporter at Shelby TV, the local government-owned station. There he covers local crime, courts and schools for a weekly news program.

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BARBARA ESTRADA
Myrtle Beach, SC 

Barbara attends the University of Southern California and is majoring in broadcast journalism. She is a multimedia journalist, web producer and assignment desk editor for USC’s Annenberg TV. She is also the president and founder of USC’s National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter.

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MALIKA ANDREWS
Oakland, CA 

Malika attends the University of Portland and majors in Organizational Communication Studies with a focus in Journalism. She is a correspondent for the Associated Press and a sports editor at her school’s newspaper, The Beacon.


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ZAHRA HAIDER
Houston, TX 

Zahra attends Northwestern University and is majoring in Broadcast Journalism. She is a Chicago Journalists Association board member. She is also a Gilman, National Merit Commended and Quest Bridge Scholar.

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JASMINE ARENAS
Compton, CA

Jasmine attends California State University, Fullerton, and is majoring in Communications. She is the president of the Entertainment and Tourism club at her school. She is a reporter, producer and content manager for her school’s online magazine, Titan Universe.

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JUDITH SALDIVAR
Hanford, CA

Judith attends California State University, Fresno, and is majoring in Mass Communication and Journalism. She is the president of her local Radio and Television Digital News Association club. She also interns at a local radio broadcast station in Fresno, California.