TORONTO, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Radio Television News Directors
Foundation of Canada has awarded nine scholarships for 2012. The
awards are made on a competitive basis from applicants across Canada.
RTNDF was established in 1978 to offer financial assistance to students
in Canada and to date has awarded more than $281,500 to Canadian
This year, over 200 Journalism students competed. The Overall winner of
the George Clark Scholarship will be announced at the RTNDF luncheon as
part of the RTDNA National Conference in Toronto, Ontario June 22,
The Scholarship winners are:
Franny Karlinsky & Alyssa Bauer - British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia
- 660 News Diversity Scholarship for a story that best explores the
issues of diversity.
Charlotte Elise Copps-Smith - Fanshawe College, London, Ontario - BNN/Jim O'Connell Scholarship for
best business story.
Jeff Hamilton - Fanshawe College, London, Ontario - RTNDF Scholarship for second,
third year and graduating students.
Mary Cranston - Fanshawe College, London, Ontario - COLD-FX Scholarship for best
Pauline Leger - Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario -Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada
Scholarship for a student from the Atlantic Provinces.
Angela Jung & Francesca Fionda - British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia
- The Canadian Press/Eric Murray Scholarship for anaboriginal or
Taylor Simmons - Fanshawe College, London, Ontario - CBC/Barbara Frum Scholarship for
best interviewing and story.
Carleigh Bodrug - Fanshawe College, London, Ontario - Marketwire Scholarship for a
first year Broadcast Journalism student.
In addition to a cash award, winners will receive a complimentary
registration to the RTDNA National Conference and travel subsidy for
the national conference in Toronto, Ontario. A luncheon will be held
to present and honor the recipients.
SOURCE RTDNA Canada
For further information:
Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTNDF Canada at (416) 756-2213 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact RTNDF President, Robert Collins RCollins@fanshawec.ca or visit www.rtdnacanada.com