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Chapter College Scholarship Recipients Announced

Jia Yi Lim Teyler Wallace Ila Bo Kovitz George Garnica


San Mateo – The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present four $2,000 scholarships at the Gold & Silver Circle Induction Luncheon on October 20, 2018 at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco.

Jia Yi Lim will receive the $2,000 Peter J Marino Jr. Memorial Production Scholarship. Jia is from Malaysia and taking classes at De Anza College.  Instructor Dennis Irwin says  Ms. Lim has an impressive facility for the technical aspects of film production.  She wants to be a director.

Teyler Wallace will receive the $2,000 Sheldon “Shelly” Fay Memorial Videography Scholarship. Teyler graduated with an Associate’s Degree of Arts in Motion Picture Television from the Academy of Art University.  She is taking additional classes at Laney College.  Her instructor Noemi Zeigler writes  that Teyler knows who she is and has a clear vision of her life’s purpose.  She is starting her own production company.

Ila Bo Kavitz, will receive the $2,000 “Miss Nancy” Besst Graduate Memorial Scholarship.  Bo is a student at The University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.  Professor William Drummond writes, “I have logged 34 years teaching at UC Berkeley, and I’d place Ms. Kovitz among the top 3% of students I’ve taught.”  She is a reporter who wants to produce investigative documentaries.

George Garnica will receive the first $2,000 Linda Giannecchini Professional Development Scholarship.  George is a fulltime PhotoJournalist at KSEE 24 in Fresno.  His colleague and instructor, KSEE 24 Anchor Faith Sidlow writes, “what’s most amazing about George is that he works a full eight-hour shift as a morning news photographer and then he goes to Fresno State where he’s taking a full load of classes and getting all A’s.”  He wants to be a Journalism Teacher or Mass Communications Professor.

The scholarships are funded through donations to the TV Academy Fund, Inc.  The chapters 501(c)(3) foundation.  The Education Committee is excited to present scholarships to these four deserving students but disappointed that several other scholarships were not awarded this year.

The complete list of scholarships available can be found on the chapters website at,click on students and scholarships.