The Lone Star Emmy Educational Foundation proudly offers a scholarship program for college students pursuing meteorology and atmospheric science. Thanks to a generous donation from NBC DFW/KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth, the Lone Star Emmy Educational Foundation developed an annual college scholarship fund in the memory of Harold Taft, who served as Chief Meteorologist at KXAS-TV from 1949 until 1991.
Deadline: June 16, 2014
Announcement of Winner: September 2014
Emmy Awards Gala: November 2014
To be considered for the Harold Taft scholarship, a student must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Any undergraduate (going into their junior year or higher in the fall) may apply. If the undergraduate student is classified as a senior they must either have one more spring (January-May) semester to complete after the scholarship is awarded.
- The student must be in good standing (not on academic probation) with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
- The student must (1) be currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning at a sophomore level or above, and (2) either (a) be enrolled in a Texas institution of higher learning or (b) have attended four years of high school in Texas.
To increase diversity and the number of students from underrepresented groups pursuing studies in meteorology, race and gender may be entered into the decision process. Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America either by birth or naturalization. Minority applicants who are Black (African American), Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian, Aleutian (Alaskan) native or native Hawaiians must indicate such in a narrative statement how they meet these criteria.
All items MUST be post marked by Monday, June 16, 2014 to be eligible for consideration. The applications should be sent to:
Harold Taft Scholarship
c/o Reginald Hardwick
NBC 5 KXAS-TV
4805 Amon Carter Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76155