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RABJ Accepting Applications for 2015 Wyoma Best Scholarship

By Staff


RABJEditor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect a change in the application deadline.

The Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) has announced it is currently accepting applications for its Wyoma Best Scholarship for Future Journalists 2015. The deadline for applications is April 17, 5 p.m., an RABJ press release stated.

Eligible applicants must be graduating city school district seniors, with a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), and currently must have been accepted to an accredited college or university. In addition, qualified students must also be Monroe County residents, and have a planned major in journalism, communications, TV or radio broadcasting.

According to officials, Wyoma Best, Rochester’s first female black reporter, anchor and talk show host, created the $500 scholarship in 2005, in order to assist a deserving student majoring in, or planning to major in, a field of study leading to a career in print, or broadcast journalism.

Officials said recipients must complete an application, submit a written essay on a topic chosen by RABJ, and demonstrate the qualities of good citizenship, scholarship and commitment to advancing public understanding of issues faced by people of color via the media, in order to be considered for the award.

Email to for additional information, or an application for the scholarship.