Students

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
2021-22 SCHOLARSHIPS
Deadline:  September 1, 2021
EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

 

New application procedure for 2021-22.  You no longer need to submit separate applications for individual scholarships.  One application – graduate, under-graduate, or professional (working in industry and returning to school to complete education.  Describe in your essay your field or fields of interest you are pursuing.  The NATAS Education Committee evaluate your application and video submission and award scholarships to the top students.  As long as your graduation date is May 2022 or later you may apply.  No Fees

Scholarships will be awarded during the Gold & Silver Circle induction luncheon in November.

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AVAILABLE  SCHOLARSHIPS

LOUISE JORJORIAN Memorial OVERALL EXCELLENCE Scholarship
to the outstanding overall student ($5,000)

Beloved broadcaster Louise Jorjorian established her life and career in San Francisco in radio and television, landing her first job as Publicity Manager for KGO radio, and then became Promotion Director for KSFO Radio, where she worked for 25 years.

 


LINDA GIANNECCHINI Memorial PROFESSIONAL Development Scholarship
to the outstanding professional returning to complete degree ($3,000)

Linda Giannecchini is our most renowned local and national NATAS leader.  She previously served as National Vice Chairman, Vice President, Secretary and Trustee. Locally, Linda is a past President and chaired the Awards, Scholarship and Speakers’ Bureau Committees. Linda currently serves as Co-Chair of the Media Museum of Northern California Consortium, and the Archives/Museum Committee. She’s an Emmy® award recipient, member of the Silver Circle Class of 1997, recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Award and 1990 Governors’ Service Medallion.


JERRY JENSEN Memorial Graduate Journalism Scholarship
to the outstanding graduate journalism student ($3,000)

Jerry Jensen anchored News Scene 7 on KGO with Van Amburg for more than ten years until his death on March 26,1984. Jerry died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 49. Jensen joined KGO-TV in 1969 as the weekend anchor. Prior to channel 7, he anchored at KBHK and KRON. Jerry was awarded the NATAS Governors’ Citation in 1968.

 


“MISS NANCY” BESST Memorial GRADUATE Production Scholarship
to the outstanding graduate production student ($3,000)

“Miss Nancy” Besst, one of the founding members of the NATAS Northern California Chapter, started her career in Baltimore, MD as a staff teacher for “Romper Room.” Moving to San Francisco she became “Miss Nancy” on Romper Room from 1958-1969. She hosted many programs on KQED, KGO, KRON and KBHK. Nancy is a member of the Silver Circle Class of 1988, and has received the Governors’ Service Medallion, 1994; Governors’ Citation, 1996, and the Governors’ Award, 1998.


SHELDON “SHELLY” FAY Memorial UNDERGRADUATE Videography Scholarship
to the outstanding undergraduate videography student ($3,000)

The family and friends of Shelly Fay started a scholarship to an outstanding videographer. Shelly was a multi-talented television professional who worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a producer, photographer, director and editor for more than 25 years, mostly at KPIX-CBS5.


RIGO CHACON UNDERGRADUATE Journalism Scholarship
to the outstanding undergraduate journalism student ($3,000)

Multiple Emmy® award-winning television reporter Rigo Chacon, now retired, worked at KGO-ABC7 for 29 years as a general assignment reporter and opened the first Santa Clara County bureau of a San Francisco-based TV station. Among his many honors, Chacon is a member of the Television Academy’s prestigious Silver Circle.  He Received the Governors’ Award i 2003.  Rigo and his wife Lucy offer student scholarships thru their foundation Abrazos and Books.


PETER J. MARINO, JR. Memorial Undergraduate Production Scholarship
to the outstanding undergraduate journalism student ($3,000)

Peter Marino was a stalwart member of the Chapter and co-founder of the Scholarship Program. He was well known for his public relation exploits, and as a music and video producer. Marino was a principle in a Bay Area recording studio and represented several recording companies. This scholarship covers a variety of production job disciplines.

 

 


NOTE: The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter Scholarships are for college students only. High school students may also apply for the NATAS Chapter High School Student Awards of Excellence. Contact the NATAS office for more information at 650-341-7786.

Scholarships Donations:
TV ACADEMY FUND, INC.
4317 Camden Avenue
San Mateo, CA  94403-5007

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