WHYY Scholarship Applications

WHYY offers a limited number of scholarships for our summer and spring break programs. The scholarships cover the full cost of the program. Scholars are selected by a committee of WHYY employees based on the students’ answers to the application questions. Although there is no set threshold for household income, the financial need of the student is an important factor in the committee’s decision.

Scholarship Options

WHYY Summer Journalists
This program is an intensive, two-week multi-media journalism experience, which meets weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons. Scholarships will cover the full cost of the program and are available for two sessions.

WHYY Summer Filmmakers
This program is an intensive, two-week multi-media journalism experience, which meets weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons. Scholarships will cover the full cost of the program and are available for two sessions.

WHYY Summer Filmmakers - Middle School
Based on our popular summer program for high school students, the Middle School Filmmakers program covers all aspects of filmmaking: story creation, screenwriting, casting, location scouting, shooting, and editing. Students will work in teams as they produce original films in and around WHYY’s Independence Mall studios.

WHYY Spring Break
If you're a middle school student interested in your school newspaper, or maybe even becoming a journalist when you grow up, WHYY Spring Break is for you! In this five-day introduction to journalism, you'll learn how to be both in front of and behind the camera, creating original news stories. Get hands-on experience in interviewing, writing, shooting and editing video, and more.

Deadlines
WHYY Spring Break application deadline is February 15, 2018 and applicants will be notified by March 1.
WHYY Summer Journalists application deadline is May 1, 2018 and applicants will be notified by May 15.
WHYY Summer Filmmakers and Middle School Filmmakers application deadline is May 31, 2018 and applicants will be notified by June 15.

Contact
Questions? Contact Craig Santoro, Education Director, at csantoro@whyy.org or 215-351-3318.


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