THE VIN SCULLY
Scholarship for Broadcasting
The Radio & Television News Association of Southern California is proud to announce the creation of the Vin Scully Scholarship for Broadcasting.
On August 22, 2022, the sports world and the broadcast community lost a great one-of-a-kind talent. Vin Scully began calling games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950. When the team moved to Los Angeles, so did Scully. He was the voice of the Dodgers for 67 seasons and quickly became an icon in broadcasting, having also called football games, basketball games and golf tournaments.
Scully left an indelible mark in sportscasting. To honor his memory and contributions to the broadcast industry, the RTNA created the Vin Scully Scholarship for Sportscasting. This is the only scholarship endorsed by the family of Vin Scully. In fact, when the board of the RTNA approached the family they replied, “This is so moving and so special for Dad’s legacy.”
The scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college or university who is not scheduled to graduate by December of the application school year. The student is required to have an emphasis in sportscasting via television, radio or digital video/ audio.
Students who speak Spanish, are bilingual or come from underserved communities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be required to complete the application along with a demo reel.
The scholarship jury will be comprised of professional broadcasters/ sportscasters, RTNA Board Members and a representative of the Vin Scully family.
The scholarship recipients will be honored at the annual Golden Mike Awards® ceremony.